The Silkworm

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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. When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, she just thinks he 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 realises. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were published it would ruin lives - so there are a lot of people who might want to silence him. And when Quine is found brutally murdered in bizarre circumstances, it becomes a race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer, a killer unlike any he has encountered before...

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User Review  - amcheri - LibraryThing

I have to say that I loved this book. I thought about giving it four stars but couldn't think of a reason why I shouldn't give it five. So there you go. Read full review

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User Review  - thoroughlyme - LibraryThing

I can honestly say that The Silkworm is better than The Cuckoo's Calling in pretty much every way. It's better paced, the characters are better developed, and the mystery actually feels like one that ... 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, The Casual Vacancy and the first Cormoran Strike novel, The Cuckoo's Calling.

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