Dimensions: 736 pages, 9.5 × 6.25 × 1.5 in
Published: June 19, 2014
Publisher: Little, Brown And Company
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0316410713
ISBN - 13: 9780316410717
From the Publisher
Private investigator Cormoran Strike returns in a new
mystery from Robert Galbraith, author of the #1 international
bestsellerThe 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 encountered
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 Ellacott.
About the Author
Robert Galbraith is a pseudonym for J.K. Rowling, author of the
Harry Potterseries andThe Casual Vacancy.
"[Rowling''s] literary gift is on display in this work. She crafts
an entertaining story [and] comes up with an ending that I''ll
admit I was surprised by. . . . A fun read, with a main character
you can care about and one you''ll want to see again in other
adventures." --The Washington Post