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The Cuckoo's Calling
Cormoran Strike Series, Book 1
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A brilliant mystery in a classic vein: Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel's suicide.After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a...
A brilliant mystery in a classic vein: Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel's suicide.After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a...
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  • A brilliant mystery in a classic vein: Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel's suicide.

    After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is now living in his office.

    Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: his sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

    You may think you know detectives, but you've never met one quite like Strike. You may think you know about the wealthy and famous, but you've never seen them under an investigation like this.

 

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  • Robert Galbraith is a pseudonym for J. K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series and The Casual Vacancy.

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    Starred review from February 25, 2013
    In a rare feat, the pseudonymous Galbraith combines a complex and compelling sleuth and an equally well-formed and unlikely assistant with a baffling crime in his stellar debut. When office temp Robin Ellacott reports for work, she’s unprepared for the shabby office or the rude greeting she receives from London PI Cormoran Strike. Soon after, John Bristow arrives and asks Strike to look into the putative suicide of his adopted, mixed-race sister, supermodel Lula Landry. Strike reluctantly agrees, even though the police have concluded a high-profile investigation. A decorated Afghan vet with an artificial lower leg, Strike begins a meticulous reinvestigation that leads him into a world of celebrities and wannabes, as well as deep into Landry’s sad rollercoaster life. The methodical Strike and the curious Ellacott work their way through a host of vividly drawn suspects and witnesses toward an elegant solution. Readers will hope to see a lot more of this memorable sleuthing team. Agent: Zoe King, the Blair Partnership (U.K.)

  • AudioFile Magazine If you've been living in a cave with no media connections, you might not know that Robert Galbraith, author of THE CUCKOO'S CALLING, is really J.K. Rowling. This is her second book for adults. Narrator Robert Glenister is the star. The book is a delicious mystery that begins with the alleged suicide of a supermodel. Glenister infuses gruff charm and a poignant edginess into Rowling's wonderfully original detective hero, Cormoran Strike. Strike's PI business is in debt, his longtime relationship is over, he lost a leg in Afghanistan, and he's currently living in his office. Glenister's character accents are terrific, and he's a genius with women's voices, which he softens without caricature. Glenister is just right in this noir-ish mystery with a hard-boiled softie at its center. Don't miss it. S.J.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine
  • Val McDermid, CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger Award–winning thriller writer "The Cuckoo's Calling reminds me why I fell in love with crime fiction in the first place."

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