‘Strike three, but J. K. Rowling is not out.’
Once again J. K. Rowling, writing under the pen name of Robert Gailbraith has written another striking novel.
Joanne Rowling, CH, OBE, FRSL, FRCPE, the British novelist, screenwriter and producer, is best known for writing the Harry Potter fantasy series. Her journey into the world of writing crime fiction has demonstrated once again the unending talents of this remarkable woman.
Career of Evil, the third book in the series, about the private investigator, Cormoran Strike was aired on British Television recently and has proved to be yet another brilliant piece of work.
This follows hot on the heels of the previous two books in the series: The cuckoo’s calling and The Silkworm.
Tom Edge who wrote the scripts and Charles Sturridge, the director who have quite clearly looked into the heart and soul of the books and transferred the story to screen magnificently.
The story follows Cormoran Strike a private investigator played by Tom Burke; and his sidekick, wannabe sleuth, Robin Ellacott, played by Holliday Grainger.
Their highly flirtatious relationship adds another layer of anticipation to the drama, making for a crime-fiction drama that is softened at the edges.
But there is nothing soft, about the story content. Career of Evil begins with the gruesome delivery of a parcel containing Red blooded mail.
Not the variety of’ Male’ that Robin is accustomed to accepting at the office. The twist associated with this delivery is the symbolism of the content. No spoiler intended.
For those of you, who in the past have read my list of literary personalities I wish to invite for dinner at mine. You will have noted that J.K.Rowling is high on my list. I expect I will have to get in line amongst the thousands of others, who like me believe that her success is well deserved.
I eagerly await the concluding episode of Career of Evil and look forward to reading further crime-fiction novels written by, Robert Gailbraith.