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The Cuckoo's Calling

Category: Book
By (author): Galbraith, Robert
Series: A Cormoran Strike Novel
Subject:  FICTION / Crime
  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators
Audience: general/trade
Awards: The Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery (2013) Winner
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Published: April 2014
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 8.25in x 5.50in x 1.25in
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From The Publisher*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.


Review Quote*"One of the books of the year."-USA Today
Review Quote*"Robert Galbraith has written a highly entertaining book... Even better, he has introduced an appealing protagonist in Strike, who's sure to be the star of many sequels to come.... its narrative moves forward with propulsive suspense. More important, Strike and his now-permanent assistant, Robin (playing Nora to his Nick, Salander to his Blomkvist), have become a team--a team whose further adventures the reader cannot help eagerly awaiting."-Michiko Kakutani, New York Times
Review Quote*"Rowling switches genres seamlessly...a gritty, absorbing tale."-People (3.5 out of 4 stars)
Review Quote*"[Rowling's] literary gift is on display in this work. She crafts an entertaining story [and] comes up with an ending that I'll admit I was surprised by. . . . A fun read, with a main character you can care about and one you'll want to see again in other adventures."-Washington Post
Review Quote*"An extravagant, alien, fascinating world for its characters to explore...great pleasures."-Slate.com
Biographical NoteRobert Galbraith is a pseudonym for J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series and The Casual Vacancy.