The Cuckoo's Calling

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Little, Brown, Apr 30, 2013 - Fiction - 464 pages
1675 Reviews
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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Good book and a page turner. - Flipkart
Lacking in suspense and pace. - Flipkart
The prose is almost seductive. - Flipkart
But Rowling shines in her brilliant story telling. - Flipkart
But this book is a very slow in terms of plot. - Flipkart
JKR's selection of words is enchanting. - Flipkart

Review: The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike #1)

User Review  - Cristina Montanez - Goodreads

Well written book. Not too flashy or exciting. I gave it 3 stars because it was such a cliche about a broke, heart broken, penniless detective who gets a rich client will to pay upfront just in the nick of time. Read full review

Review: The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike #1)

User Review  - Rachael - Goodreads

Got better towards the end - still undecided if I'll read the next one. Read full review

About the author (2013)

Robert Galbraith is a pseudonym for J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series and The Casual Vacancy.

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