The Cuckoo's Calling

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Little, Brown, Apr 30, 2013 - Fiction - 464 pages
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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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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  - DG - Goodreads

**4.5 stars** The Cuckoo's Calling is an excellent mystery with intense characters, beautiful imagery and an intricate plot that expertly melds the consequences of fame, psychological issues and ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Larissa - Goodreads

I actually enjoyed this book once I got into it! I will admit that I generally do not read mysteries as a rule. In the past I have found them boring and predictable and therefore usually avoided them ... 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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