The original info supplied by publisher Little Brown, told us this about the author, Robert Galbraith:
“After several years with the Royal Military Police, Robert Galbraith was attached to the SIB (Special Investigative Branch), the plain-clothes branch of the RMP. He left the military in 2003 and has been working since then in the civilian security industry. The idea for Cormoran Strike grew directly out of his own experiences and those of his military friends who returned to the civilian world. ‘Robert Galbraith’ is a pseudonym.”
Of course, we now know that it's J.K. Rowling herself! I found two different cover images, and they seem to be targeting different readers. LOL
Bits from a statement from publisher Little Brown:
“Reagan Arthur, Publisher of Little, Brown and Company, announced today that it has been revealed in a Sunday Times (London) story that J. K. Rowling is the author of the novel THE CUCKOO’S CALLING, under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith."
“We are really looking forward to publishing the second book in the Strike series next summer.".
Rowling told the Sunday Times of London “I had hoped to keep this secret a little longer because being Robert Galbraith has been such a liberating experience. It has been wonderful to publish without hype or expectation and pure pleasure to get feedback under a different name.”
I'm downloading it now....