Private investigator Cormoran Strike returns in a new
mystery from Robert Galbraith, author of the #1 international
bestseller The Cuckoo''s Calling.
When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in
private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks
her husband has gone off by himself for a few days--as he has done
before--and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home.
But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is
more to Quine''s disappearance than his wife realizes. The novelist
has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits
of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were to be published, it
would ruin lives--meaning that there are a lot of people who might
want him silenced.
When Quine is found brutally murdered under bizarre
circumstances, it becomes a race against time to understand the
motivation of a ruthless killer, a killer unlike any Strike has
A compulsively readable crime novel with twists at every turn,
THE SILKWORM is the second in the highly acclaimed series featuring
Cormoran Strike and his determined young assistant, Robin