The Cuckoo’s Calling, by Robert Galbraith (a.k.a. J.K. Rowling)Read about the other entries on the list.
Rowling performed perhaps her most impressive literary illusion yet, publishing The Cuckoo’s Calling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith (a purported former Royal Military Police investigator) earlier this year. The crime novel was proclaimed an impressive debut by critics, until it was revealed that Rowling was, in fact, the brain behind the book. Cuckoo’s Calling follows grizzled private eye Cormoran Strike, who is is tasked with investigating the mysterious death of supermodel Lula Landry. We guarantee Potter fans will find plenty to love within the pages of Rowling’s foray into the genre (or else we’ll snarf down an entire Skiving Snackbox courtesy of the Weasley twins).