It’s been nearly eight years since the last Harry Potter novel hit shelves, but J.K. Rowling has continued to surprise her fans on a pretty regular basis. From making a hilarious comment on those scandalous Neville Longbottom photos to brilliantly shutting down a homophobic tweet from the Westboro Baptist Church, Rowling sure knows how to keep us on our toes. The biggest Rowling related news has, of course, been the release of new material under a pen name. Back in 2013 it was revealed that the author Robert Galbraith was in fact, J.K. Rowling under a pseudonym. And although her cover has been blown, Rowling is now reconnecting with her “good friend” Galbraith and releasing a whole new book.

The new novel titled Career of Evil will be the third book following the adventures of Cormoran Strike, a private detective, and his assistant Robin Ellacott. The first two books are titled, The Cuckoo’s Calling and The Silkworm.

On Robert Galbraith’s website, the book’s synopsis reads: “When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman’s severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible – and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality. With the police focusing on the one suspect Strike is increasingly sure is not the perpetrator, he and Robin take matters into their own hands, and delve into the dark and twisted worlds of the other three men. But as more horrendous acts occur, time is running out for the two of them…”

Career of Evil is set to be released October 22 in the UK and October 20 in the US. Sure, it’s a long time to wait, but if you’ve yet to delve into Rowling’s post-Potter literature this will give you plenty of time to catch up.

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