JK Rowling’s Lethal White – the fourth installment in the Cormoran Strike novels, written under her pseudonym Robert Galbraith – will be released on 18 September. The author also revealed the cover design. The book will once again follow the private investigator Strike and his assistant Robin Ellacott.
Publisher Little, Brown confirmed the pair will investigate a crime witnessed by a “troubled young man”, named Billy. The “twisting trail” will lead them “through the backstreets of London, into a secretive inner sanctum within parliament, and to a beautiful but sinister manor house deep in the countryside.
The blurb also teases developments in Strike and Ellacott’s relationship – deemed “more fraught than it has ever been”. The three previous Galbraith books, The Cuckoo’s Calling, The Silkworm and Career of Evil have so far sold 1.2 million print copies for £7.5m according to Nielsen BookScan.