J.K. Rowling’s (a.k.a. Robert Galbraith’s) crime series is still going strong and shows no signs of ending. So when can we expect Cormoran Strike Book 5 to be released?
Update: The book is out now! Have you finished reading Troubled Blood? Here’s what we know about Cormoran Strike Book 6’s release date.
The fourth book in the series, Lethal White, was published in September 2018. As usual, Rowling’s work received high praise from critics and casual readers alike. It has a 4.5-star average on Amazon.
Now all eyes are on info surrounding Robert Galbraith’s Cormoran Strike Book 5, and yes, it is absolutely happening.
Cormoran Strike Book 5 release date
On February 19, 2020, Galbraith announced that Cormoran Strike Book 5 is title Troubled Blood and will be released September 29, 2020. There was no cover reveal today.
Troubled Blood is now available for pre-order on Amazon.
The fifth novel may be one of many more Strike novels to come. Rowling has said on several occasions that she’ll be writing new books within the world of Cormoran and Robin for years and years. Before the release of the third book, Career of Evil, she said that there will be more than seven books, meaning that at this point there are at least five more Cormoran Strike books coming.
On Saturday, January 25, 2020, J.K. Rowling announced on Twitter that Cormoran Strike Book 5 was finished:
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 25, 2020
It’s impressive that it is already finished. In May 2018 she confirmed that after writing Fantastic Beasts 3 she’d be writing another children’s book, so Strike 5 didn’t seem like a huge priority. “I’ve been playing with the (non-Harry Potter/wizarding world) story for about six years, so it’s about time I get it down on paper,” she said.
Rowling had been working on Cormoran Strike Book 5 since at least November 2018, when she tweeted the following:
I’m celebrating Strike’s birthday by writing about Robin’s birthday. Had no idea it was also #DoctorWho’s birthday.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) November 23, 2018
As she says more about Book 5 on Twitter and her website we will bring it to you!
Cormoran Strike Book 5: Troubled Blood cover
The Cormoran Strike release dates so far
The first few Cormoran Strike books were released a year apart from one another, which was great for readers who kept craving more. The Cuckoo’s Calling was released in 2013, The Silkworm arrived in 2014, and Career of Evil was published in 2015. Then we had to wait three years for the release of the latest book, Lethal White.
What these dates tell us is that Rowling is no longer hell-bent on getting one book out per year, and clearly she has other projects taking up a lot of her time.
As for what else is coming from Rowling in 2020, there’s nothing as far as new novels. That said, Harry Potter fans are looking forward to the release of the Quidditch Through the Ages Illustrated Edition at the end of this year.