Breaking Book News: J.K. Rowling’s New Book

April 1st, 2012 by

If you’re as big a Harry Potter fan as we are, then you probably followed the relatively recent announcement about J.K. Rowling’s next book. And if you’re as big a Harry Potter fan as we are, then you probably curled into a ball and cried when you learned that the book’s going to be for grown-ups — potentially a crime novel set in Edinburgh.

Well, you can stop your weeping now because today, Rowling released more details about the story, and while it’s still for adults, the book should satisfy her existing fans as well, thanks to its main characters: grown-up Harry, Ron, and Hermione!

That’s right, Rowling has re-imagined our favorite wizarding students as adult detectives, solving dark-magic crimes in modern-day Edinburgh!

Harry, of course, is an auror — but he masquerades as a Muggle so that he can also work at Scotland Yard. For reasons obvious to us, he has a reputation among his non-magical co-workers for solving the most mysterious cases in a strangely short time. And if that has them baffled, it’s nothing compared to their confusion over why Harry insists on keeping a somewhat bumbling Ron around as his partner. But his colleagues all understand why Harry maintains a good relationship with Hermione, whom Muggles know as a prominent government lawyer. Little do they know that she also heads up the Department of Magical Law Enforcement!

Will grown-up Neville, Luna, and Ginny play a role in the adventure? Will this be a new series? When does the book come out? Unfortunately, I don’t know the answers to any of those questions. The only other thing I can say is…


Happy April Fools’ Day from Kidsmomo! 🙂

— Karen

Karen wishes with all her heart that J.K. Rowling would write this book. But since that’s unlikely, Karen will just have to put on the International Quidditch Association T-shirt that she wears as pajamas, and hope that she dreams about Harry and friends…

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