Although this series, written by J.K. Rowling under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith, is thematically very different than our beloved Harry Potter, the magic is alive in Rowling’s writing and characters. Based squarely in the real world, this crime thriller feels like a modern Sherlock Holmes. It follows the career of British P.I. Cormoran Strike and his assistant Robin in their investigation of a celebrity’s death. Although this first book in the Cormoran Strike series lacks the wizarding world of Hogwarts, it is nonetheless a great choice for Harry Potter fans. 

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