The Silkworm

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Little, Brown, Jun 19, 2014 - Fiction - 736 pages
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Private investigator Cormoran Strike returns in a new mystery from Robert Galbraith, author of the #1 international bestseller The 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 before...
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.

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Review: The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike #2)

User Review  - IH - Goodreads

The second Cormoran Strike novel focuses on a missing novelist and the publishing industry. I enjoyed Galbraith's (yes, yes, Rowling's) style yet again, and it was fun reading a mystery set in London ... Read full review

Review: The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike #2)

User Review  - Edith Engel - Goodreads

2 1/2 stars. I did want to like this novel, the second in the Cormoran Strke series by Robert Galbraith (aka JK Rowling). But it's an overstuffed mystery with too much description, not enough ... Read full review

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About the author (2014)

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

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