The author of Harry Potter received acclaim for the new novel, which is about a veteran of the war who became a private investigator named Cormoran Strike.
The book sold 1,500 copies prior to the Sunday Times in London announcing the secret of the real author. Within just hours, sales had increased and the book moved up over 5,000 places to take the top spot on the sales list of Amazon.
Rowling told reporters that she wanted the secret to have been kept longer. The talented author described her use of Robert Galbraith as being a liberating experience.
She said she felt wonderful to be able to publish without expectation or hype and it was pure pleasure receiving feedback using a different name
Rowling called David Shelley, her editor, a true crime partner.
The book skyrocketed to the top of the bestseller lists in online outlets, but enthusiasts of Rowling that are looking to have a hard copy of the novel in their hands, might struggle for a period.
Booksellers in stores throughout England were caught completely off guard by the announcement and thus far have found very meager stocks that have not even come close to fulfilling the demand for the book.
One book critic called the novel a scintillating debut and another praised the author’s ability, albeit a male, to describe women’s wear.
One clue that Rowling authored the novel was she and Robert Galbraith shared the same editor and agent.