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ISBN13: 9780316206853
ISBN10: 0316206857
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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, the legendary 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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"One of the books of the year." USA Today

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"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." New York Times

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"Rowling switches genres seamlessly...a gritty, absorbing tale." People

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"[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

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"An extravagant, alien, fascinating world for its characters to explore...great pleasures." Slate.com

About the Author

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

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writermala, July 26, 2014 (view all comments by writermala)
Though the title of this book is "The Cuckoo's Calling," it is more about Cormoran Strike the detective hired to prove that Lula - the Cuckoo's - death is a murder not a suicide. The character of Strike is well sketched as also the numerous other characters. The plot is well thought out. I didn't fall for the red herrings but they're well defined. All in all an interesting book though a trifle long.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316206853
Author:
Galbraith, Robert
Publisher:
Mulholland Books
Subject:
Fiction : Crime
Subject:
England
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Veterans
Subject:
Murder
Publication Date:
20140431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
GA
Language:
English

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Product details pages Mulholland Books - English 9780316206853 Reviews:
"Review" by , "One of the books of the year."
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "Rowling switches genres seamlessly...a gritty, absorbing tale."
"Review" by , "[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."
"Review" by , "An extravagant, alien, fascinating world for its characters to explore...great pleasures."
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