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The Casual Vacancy [PDF]JK Rowling has spoken of the "liberating experience" of adopting a nom de plume after it was revealed that the Harry Potter creator was behind a critically acclaimed crime novel published under the name Robert Galbraith. The Cuckoo's Calling, billed as the debut novel of Galbraith , a pseudonym for a man with a background in the army and the civilian security industry, won praise from crime writers and critics who hailed the author as a new force in the genre. Writing in the Guardian last week, Val McDermid, the acknowledged queen of the pyschological thriller, described the book as embracing "the best of traditional mystery fiction, private-eye pace and the kind of writing that reminds me why I love this genre". However, it appears that for some it was a bit too accomplished for a debut novel, which led the Sunday Times to investigate and reveal the writer's true identity as Britain's best-selling author of all time. Rowling expressed regret that she had been found out. The book, about a war veteran turned private investigator called Cormoran Strike, and described by the publisher as based on Galbraith's "own experiences and those of his military colleagues", has sold 1, copies in hardback since it was released in April.
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The Casual Vacancy is a novel written by J. A paperback edition was released on 23 July It was Rowling's first publication since the Harry Potter series, her first apart from that series, and her first novel for adult readership. The novel is set in a suburban West Country town called Pagford and begins with the death of beloved Parish Councillor Barry Fairbrother. Subsequently, a seat on the council is vacant and a conflict ensues before the election for his successor takes place. Factions develop, particularly concerning whether to dissociate with a local council estate , 'the Fields', with which Barry supported an alliance. However, those running for a place soon find their darkest secrets revealed on the Parish Council online forum , ruining their campaign and leaving the election in turmoil.
Joanne Rowling, who goes by the pen name J. Rowling, is a British author and screenwriter best known for her seven-book Harry Potter children's book series. The series has sold more than million copies and was adapted into a blockbuster film franchise. Rowling was living in Edinburgh, Scotland, and struggling to get by as a single mom before her first book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, was published in The children's fantasy novel became an international hit and Rowling became an international literary sensation in when the first three installments of Harry Potter took over the top three slots of The New York Times best-seller list after achieving similar success in her native United Kingdom.