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Stephen King praises J.K. Rowling’s Robert Galbraith novels

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J.K. Rowling may be best known for her books set in the wizarding world, but she’s also got a number of popular crime novels under her belt, written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith about the London private detective Cormoran Strike. Now, Galbraith has gotten the stamp of approval from one of the most successful crime and horror writers of all time.

Stephen King tweeted on Saturday that he’s a huge fan of Galbraith’s first two detective novels, calling them “terrific whodunits.”

 

Galbraith Rowling also took to Twitter to thank King for his positive review.

 

King has been a longtime fan of Rowling’s work, and he was an early Harry Potter supporter. In 2003, EW asked him to review Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and he gave it an A. “Will kids (and adults, as well) still be wild about Harry a hundred years from now, or two hundred?” King wrote at the time. “My best guess is that he will indeed stand time’s test, and wind up on a shelf where only the best are kept; I think Harry will take his place with Alice, Huck, Frodo, and Dorothy, and this is one series not just for the decade, but for the ages.”

Galbraith’s most recent novel, Career of Evil, was released on Oct. 20. 

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