J.K. Rowling is publishing a second crime novel under the pseudonym Robert Galbraithin June. Rowling quietly released the mystery novel The Cuckoo's Calling last year as Galbraith, but her identity was leaked to Britain's Sunday Times. The second Galbraith novel, The Silkworm, also will feature private investigator Cormoran Strike and his assistant Robin Ellacott, but this time they are investigating the death of writer Owen Quine. According to a book description on the Galbraith website, Quine "has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were published it would ruin lives — so there are a lot of people who might want to silence him. And when Quine is found brutally murdered in bizarre circumstances, it becomes a race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer, a killer unlike any he has encountered before." Rowling originally chose to write under a pseudonym so she could "work without hype or expectation and to receive totally unvarnished feedback," but it's fair to say that that won't be the case this time around.