Pubblicato in Italia con il titolo Il baco da seta. Il detective Cormoran Strike e la sua assistente Robin tornano per investigare la scomparsa di uno scrittore. Immersi nel mondo letterario e dell’editoria, i due scoprono che, a causa del suo nuovo inedito romanzo, erano molti quelli che volevano liberarsi dello scrittore.

As announced last week, for a while I am going to talk about the books of Robert Galbraith, aka J. K. Rowling. This week, I will talk about the second book in the series, The Silkworm (in latin Bombyx mori). This is my favourite book of the series so far because it is set in the publishing world. Following his success after he resolved the murder of the model Luna Landry, private investigator Cormoran Strike is hired by a woman to find her husband. He is an author, neither very famous or well-loved, who, after writing a compromising novel in which he attacks many of his colleagues and friends, has disappeared. From literary agents to editors to world-famous writers, Cormoran has to find the most likely character to want to get rid of the writer.

In this second novel, Cormoran and Robin’s relationship has developed to not only colleagues but also friends. Robin is more and more invested in becoming a private detective herself, even if this means her relationship with her boring fiancée is strained, while Cormoran relies more and more on her. Intriguing, full of twists and surprises, this is another win from one of the most known authors in the world.