London law firm admits to leaking J.K. Rowling’s pseudonym

A partner outed the “Harry Potter” writer as the author of a recent detective novel

London law firm Russells is probably wishing that it had used a silencing charm on its attorneys, after it was revealed that one of the firm’s partners exposed J.K. Rowling as mystery writer Robert Galbraith.

The firm admitted on Thursday that Chris Gossage, a partner who has worked with entertainment industry clients, told his wife’s best friend that the “Harry Potter” creator was the true author behind “The Cuckoo’s Calling.” The detective novel, which was published to critical acclaim earlier this year, had been billed as a debut novel from Galbraith.

Alanna Byrne

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