J.K Rowling, known to friends and family as Jo Rowling, was born on July 31st, 1965, in England. Over the course of 10 years, between 1997 and 2007, Rowling wrote eight books in the Harry Potter series, all of which have been made into films: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (2010), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011).
Following the success of the Potter series, Rowling has ventured into adult fiction. In The Casual Vacancy she explores social and political themes. Her Cormoran Strike series, published under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, are best selling crime novels which have been translated into 37 languages.
“The narrator was fantastic. He portrayed several English accents, upper class, West Country and cockney and did it very well. The story line kept you wondering and right up until the end. I had the murderer picked out but was quite wrong.”
“A good old fashioned detective story. I couldn't stop listening to this novel. Great storyline that wasn't stretched in length but the perfect amount of detail. Great characters, read beautifully.”