The Cuckoo's Calling

by J. K. Rowling, Robert Galbraith

Little, Brown And Company | April 29, 2014 | Trade Paperback

The Cuckoo's Calling is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
A brilliant debut 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 living in his office.

Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, thelegendary 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.

Introducing Cormoran Strike, this is the acclaimed first crime novel by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.


Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 464 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.25 in

Published: April 29, 2014

Publisher: Little, Brown And Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316206857

ISBN - 13: 9780316206853

Found in: Mystery and Suspense

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic storytelling! I wasn't sure what to expect but the story description piqued my interest and I love mysteries, so I gave it a go... and I am very glad I did. Immediately I was drawn to Strike; he's the kind of character I enjoy reading about. He's very human, but also extremely intriguing. And Galbraith's writing is off-the-charts good. I am a fan of the mystery aspect of the story as well; really didn't see that end coming. One mark of a really good book, for me, is how quickly I'm involved in the story and with "The Cuckoo's Calling" I was right in from the beginning. I am looking forward to many more Cormoran Strike mysteries.
Date published: 2014-07-14

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The Cuckoo's Calling

by J. K. Rowling, Robert Galbraith

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 464 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.25 in

Published: April 29, 2014

Publisher: Little, Brown And Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316206857

ISBN - 13: 9780316206853

From the Publisher

A brilliant debut 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 living in his office.

Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, thelegendary 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.

Introducing Cormoran Strike, this is the acclaimed first crime novel by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.


About the Author

Robert Galbraith is a pseudonym for J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potterseries andThe Casual Vacancy.

Editorial Reviews

"An extravagant, alien, fascinating world for its characters to explore...great pleasures."-Slate.com
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