JK Rowling reveals title of her latest Cormoran Strike book through fan guessing game on Twitter

Lethal White is likely to be out this fall, in the usual October release date slot for the Cormoran Strike novels.

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Harry Potter writer, J.K Rowling, has recently revealed the name of her latest Cormoran Strike book through a fan guessing game on Twitter. When a fan asked her, on the social networking site, to give a clue on the title, she wrote, "_ _ _ H _ _ / _ H _ _ _."

This has started a chain of reaction from Rowling fans worldwide and guesses were funny, wild, and clever. After a slew of suggestions and options like Eighty Shoes, Mashed Chips, Mayhem Sheep and Mighty Thumb, someone correctly guessed Lethal White. "Well, that was fun," Rowling tweeted, and also promised the fan a signed copy of the book, "when I finally finish it".

A report on Culturess opined, "The guesses came thick and fast over the course of the morning, with Rowling marveling at one point that someone had guessed as a joke a title that was "one letter off". Several were the sort of thing that made you wonder if this as a mystery novel or a badly conceived romance."

Cormoran Strike is written by Rowling under her pseudonym Robert Galbraith. The story chronicles the many cases of private investigator Strike and his assistant Robin Ellacott. Rowling has already hinted that the next book will be a continuation of the events at the climax of the third novel, Career of Evil.

The first two books in the series, The Cuckoo's Calling and The Silkworm, will be adapted as a television series for BBC One

Lethal White is likely to be out this fall, in the usual October release date slot for the Cormoran Strike novels while the BBC One adaptation will air at the end of 2017. Elaborating on the BBC's television adaptation of the novels, The Sun reported, "The Strike series will cover the first three books in the series – The Cuckoo's Calling, The Silkworm and Career of Evil. The first book will be adapted into three hour-long episodes, the second and third into two hour-long episodes." Penned by Ben Richards, Tom Burke—best known for his role in War And Peace as Fedor Dolokhov and in The Musketeers as Athos—plays the lead role.

This article was first published on March 16, 2017