Career Of Evil by Robert GalbraithCareer Of Evil by Robert Galbraith

Career Of Evil

byRobert Galbraith

Paperback | April 19, 2016

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Career of Evilis the third in the highly acclaimed series featuring private detective Cormoran Strike and his assistant Robin Ellacott.When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible--and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality. With the police focusing on one of the suspects, Strike and Robin delve into the dark and twisted worlds of the other three men. But as more horrendous acts occur, time is running out for the two of them...
Robert Galbraithis a pseudonym for J.K. Rowling, bestselling author of the Harry Potter series andThe Casual Vacancy. Career of Evilis the third book in the highly acclaimed Cormoran Strike crime fiction series.The Cuckoo's Callingwas published in 2013 andThe Silkwormin 2014.
Title:Career Of EvilFormat:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.5 inPublished:April 19, 2016Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316349895

ISBN - 13:9780316349895


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unputdownable This is one the books that once you start reading, you cannot stop until you know the ending. Well, I am not surprised, because the author is the same person who makes me think sometimes magic does exist.
Date published: 2018-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved it! Another great book in the series and can not wait to read the next one!!
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from More gripping than the first two I liked this one more than the other two, mostly because there was tension and suspense throughout, rather than just the very end. I did not like the ending though... too quick and to the point. Unless another book is coming which I don't think is happening, wish we could have had better closure.
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect continuation! I love following this series - can't compare it to HP because they're just so different but great follow up
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great I loved the development of the characters and the challenges within their relationships, although the overarching mystery itself did not grab me quite as much as the last two, however still a good read!
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just ok I've read and loved the first two books in this series, by Career of Evil didn't work for me. I might not continue with the series if the fourth one is similar to this third one.
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome This whole series is a great read! Looking forward to reading more about Strike!
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! An excellent addition to the series, the character development was incredibly helpful in understanding circumstances in the previous books. I look forward to the next installment.
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great book in a great series When a book can keep you guessing at who the antagonist is, even when chapters are in their perspective, is a great achievement. As someone who is not a fan of the wizard type fantasy genre, I am glad I have finally been able to experience the greatness of JK Rowling’s writing. Sometimes the relationship aspect of these stories seem unnecessary it definitely adds to why you cheer and hope for the best from the characters and feel bad when the bad things happen to them. A great read that everyone should read, as long as you read the first two prior to it.
Date published: 2017-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this series! This book was my favourite in the series! Quick to read and you never know how she's going to end the book!
Date published: 2017-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gripping Cannot wait for the next in the series
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun Reads! Robin and Cormoran are great characters! Rowling makes their story believable and interesting enough that I'll continue with this great series. I like how Rowling resists the urge to settle for predictable outcomes with either the mystery at hand, or the developing connection between her protagonists.
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An intriguing mystery As with the previous two books in this series, the mystery at the heart of this story was interesting and kept me guessing. I love it when authors make things unpredictable enough that I can't solve the mystery ages before the characters. At the same time, enough subtle hints were placed throughout the story that it all came together quite nicely in the end. I love Cormoran Strike more with every book and am growing quite fond of Robin, too. I enjoy their chemistry and look forward to the next book!!
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Favourite of the series I've become so invested in these characters! Fast-paced, hard to put down. Thoroughly enjoyed it, even more so than the first 2.
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not my fav Well this took me a while.... As with the other Cormoran Strike novels, I found it easy to get confused with the number of characters introduced. I kept having to remind myself which of the suspects was which and how they fit into the crime. I enjoyed that the killer got his own chapters and we got to see his perspective on things. Overall, too much storyline with a fairly unsatisfactory conclusion.
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! J.K. Rowling's writing style is amazing. The story is well written with an interesting plot, full of mysteries. Can't wait for the release of Cormoran Strike Series 4!
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Series I made the investment of buy all three books in the series in hardcover so that I can lend them to friends and family. The series is great and I highly recommend it!
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't put it down The darkest of the Cormoran Strike books so far, with a fast-paced plot, excellent character development, and left me wanting more.
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from YES! Wonderful third book to a series! The twists & turns make this book unforgettable! Wonderfully crafted!
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! This book will have you on the edge of your seat! JK Rowling sure knows how to keep your attention and have problems putting the book down because it's so good!
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good! The story is amazing and it is so well written! Can't wait for the next book!
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love this series I really enjoyed this book. The mystery kept me guessing until the end. Definitely deals with dark subject matter. The book ends on a bit of a cliffhanger and I can't wait for the next installment in the series. J.K. Rowling just creates such interesting characters that make you want to read this series to read about both Strike and Robin and also the mystery they are involved in.
Date published: 2016-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favourite so far This is the third book in the series and I think this one is my favourite. You learn more about the characters especially Robin. Of course it ended with a cliffhanger so I can't wait for the next one. Read these books!
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! can't wait for the forth book She does is again, writing an amazing book that had me guessing the killer until the very end.
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable, but dark While I believe this is another worthy entry in the series, this novel had a decidedly darker plot line than the fist two books, and at times it felt unnecessarily gory simply for shock value. The subplot surrounding Robin and Matthew's relationship and Robin's working relationship with Strike was also a bit tedious, and distracted from the complex crime occurring. Still worth a read, I think Rowling is setting up a new direction for the series with this entry, and I am interested to see were she takes it.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great mystery thriller Love this series, cannot wait for the next book.
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great thriller This book is for every thriller fan, great read.
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Definitely My Pick of the Three This was my favorite out of the three! Couldn't put it down! #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dark and Twisted I can definitely tell why JK Rowling had nightmares writing this one. Very dark and absolutely enthralling!
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Finally pulling Cormoran's life history together! In line with the other Cormoran books. I liked that this one gave you chapters from the killer to tease you into thinking you might be able to guess who it was. And I liked that it all directly revolves around Strike and his past so that all that background info that's been shoved down your throat for three books was finally necessary. Lots of bad guys to hate even if they aren't all the killer. Kept me reading and I didn't guess the end.
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't put it down! Just WOW! Can't wait for the fourth book in the series to come out...
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best book! I found this book to be the best out of all three! I hope more come out. The twists and turns within Stike's life makes this book a page turner!
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Career Of Evil is J.K.’s Darkest Yet Once more into the deep dark brink with Robert Galbraith, that reclusive magical writer! You just knew I was going to start again with a Robert Galbraith joke, because I am just like that. For the Muggles, Galbraith is the penname of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. She did these books and hoped to remain anonymous, but the secret got out shortly after the first book in the series, The Cuckoo’s Calling was released. So now we are here years later with the second book, The Silkworm, and the topic today, the third book Career Of Evil, being the latest addition to J.K.’s mystery series. Career Of Evil features the down on his luck but getting better private detective Cormoran Strike, who is trying to keep doing his job even with all the media exposure the previous two volumes have gained him. Robin Ellacott, his sometimes secretary but mostly partner, is working cases out in the field now, and still planning her delayed wedding. In the beginning of Career Of Evil, Robin is being followed by an unknown person, one filled with nastiness and malice. This person has a vendetta against Strike and the plans for revenge include destroying Robin. We can tell right away this person is a dangerous killer who is very mentally disturbed. The opening salvo in this private little war is delivering a severed leg to Strike’s office and of course addressing it to Robin. This act of terror brings about trouble, not only for Cormoran and Robin, but the business as well. Robin has slowly become used to dealing with grotesque crimes and horrible acts, but she is still not fully set for this. She works to recover and prove she can be Strike’s partner, and this becomes a theme for her through alot of Career Of Evil. Cormoran’s issue is too solve this crime and save his business. He immediately forms up three suspects, each for different reasons, and attacks the investigation with his usual intensity, sometimes bordering on pathological itself. The twisty turny nature of Career Of Evil, with a zillion clues and characters and places and institutions, is just like J.K.’s previous novels in this series. Which means I did not figure out who the killer/stalker/maniac is, nor did I pick up the clues that helps solve the crime. But just like the previous books, it all makes sense in the end. One word of warning for Career Of Evil, it has the same mature themes involving sex and violence and language and everything else that makes this hefty installment, like the previous two rather large books, very much earn an R rating. Now back to Cormoran and Robin. As the progression of investigation continues, we see glimpses of Strike’s past, from his time as a military police investigator, to more about his childhood around his now deceased mom and her abusive boyfriend. This feels as if J.K. is preparing us for the resolution of that years old murder, probably in the sixth book in the series is my guess. Robin is busy very much as well, being in the thick of the investigation, and getting her delayed wedding on track. This brings up a bone of contention for me, which is why Robin is even with her fiancé Matthew. He has become progressively worse in attitude and behaviour and uncaringness with every book. Maybe J.K. is trying to show that Robin is settling, which is sad because our smart and entrepreneurial Robin deserves much better. Which brings up my more major issue, that is becoming an even larger theme in these novels, is the growing attraction between Cormoran and Robin. Here it is glaring, with both parties pretty much admitting this to themselves. To say I disprove is an understatement. To me, these two private eyes are more akin to Doctor Who and a Companion. Lots and lots of problem solving and fun comradeship and occasional deep conversations are what the relationship between these two investigators should be, just like the Doctor and Donna. Career Of Evil is a mighty massive read, and except for the two issues I have mentioned, I completely enjoyed this latest piece of excellence from the magical J.K. Rowling.
Date published: 2016-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best one yet!! I love the Cormoran Strike books. This one is definitely my favorite. Well written and suspenseful.
Date published: 2016-06-10

Editorial Reviews

"Another triumph . . . Its darkness is mitigated by its sparkling protagonists."-Kim Hubbard, People