The début crime novel written by an unknown author soared to the first position amidst the bestselling books’ charts soon after the writer’s identity was revealed as JK Rowling, the creator of Harry Potter.
She had penned this crime book, The Cuckoo’s Calling under a secret male author name, Robert Galbraith. Though acclaimed by top writers of crime, the hard back book sold only 1500 copies and was ranked at 5,067 by Amazon’s list of best seller.
But as soon as the news of its original author, JK Rowling was revealed, it shot to fame and grabbed No.1 position. The book manager of Amazon said that this book, The Cuckoo’s Calling might become the top selling book this summer. He also said that it is unusual for a book to be lower than the 5000 rank and to shoot up to first position. The publisher’s website had claimed that the secret male name, Galbraith was a pseudonym for a former investigator in plain clothes of Royal Military who left service in 2003. The book has Cormoran Strike who is a private detective and ex soldier who investigates the death of a model. Strike’s character was highly appreciated by Mark Billingham, the top writer of crime books.