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Silkworm loses its thread

J.K. Rowling's new mystery about a bad author satisfies in a meandering way

Published on Jun 29, 2014 6:24 PM
 

THE SILKWORM

By J.K. Rowling writing as Robert Galbraith

Mulholland Books/Paperback/456 pages/ $28 before GST/Major bookstores/***

The Silkworm is the second mystery starring private detective Cormoran Strike, but the real enigma here is why Harry Potter's creator Joanne Kathleen Rowling again uses just the pseudonym Robert Galbraith on the cover. Her identity as the true author, rather than fictitious retired military policeman Galbraith, was revealed last July.

 
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