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JK Rowling announces the title of her latest novel

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Emmy Griffiths
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JK Rowling has announced the title of her latest Cormoran Strike novel! The bestselling author, who has published the last three instalments of the detective series under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, gave fans on Twitter just two letters of the title so they could try to guess the correct one – leading to hilarious results. The Harry Potter novelist responded to a fan who asked for a clue about the next novel by writing: "_ _ _ H _ _ _ H _ _ _." Naturally fans immediately began to throw out guesses using the clues given, with one suggesting: "Lethal chili", while another joked: "I can't wait for SEAHOG PHONY."

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The mum-of-three was well aware that fans would eventually get the right answer, replying: "Of course they will. I never underestimate you people," when someone suggested that someone would get it right. After a fan managed to guess 'Lethal White' correctly, Jo retweeted the suggestion, adding: "Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner… DM me your address and I'll make sure you get a signed copy when I finally finish it!"

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Jo has revealed the title of her latest novel

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A BBC adaptation of the first three Cormoran Strike books – Cuckoo's Calling, The Silkworm and Career of Evil – is currently being filmed, with The Musketeers' Tom Burke in the lead role with Holliday Grainger playing Robin, Cormoran's assistant. Speaking about the role, Tom said: "I'm overjoyed to be immersing myself in the role of Cormoran Strike, who is as complex as he is larger than life. I know I’m joining an extraordinary team of people on a series that for me is peppered with moments of real emotional depth and meticulously grounded in the page-turning momentum of these novels. Cormoran’s world is rich and raw." Jo added: "I'm thrilled about the casting of Tom Burke, a massively talented actor who'll bring the character to perfect life. Cormoran Strike is pure joy to write and I can't wait to see Tom play him."

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