The Cuckoo's Calling

Paperback | April 29, 2014

byRobert Galbraith, J. K. Rowling

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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.


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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...

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

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.25 inPublished:April 29, 2014Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316206857

ISBN - 13:9780316206853

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Loved it. I loved this book. i love harry potter. so there might have been a bit bias to begin with. I picked this up for JK. I was not disappointed. Just like HP, it was very detailed in the starting, so might seem slow to a lot of people, and picks up all of a sudden and you have so much stuff going on at the same time. i can't wait to finish the series.
Date published: 2015-11-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well Done A suspenseful mystery novel that explores an simple man's journey into the complex of the elite
Date published: 2015-10-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read! I really enjoyed reading this book. It did start of sort of slow but it soon began to pick up the pace and I couldn't tear myself away from this book. I would recommend this read for sure!
Date published: 2015-05-26
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