The third installment of the Cormoran Strike series starts off with a delivery containing a severed leg. Strike and his assistant, Robin, must figure out who sent it before the killer can get to Robin. If you enjoy a good mystery, you’ll love this smart and plot-twisting novel. Recommended By Jennifer H., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg.
Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible — and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality.
With the police focusing on the one suspect Strike is increasingly sure is not the perpetrator, he and Robin take matters into their own hands, and delve into the dark and twisted worlds of the other three men. But as more horrendous acts occur, time is running out for the two of them...
Career of Evil is the third in the highly acclaimed series featuring private detective Cormoran Strike and his assistant Robin Ellacott. A fiendishly clever mystery with unexpected twists around every corner, it is also a gripping story of a man and a woman at a crossroads in their personal and professional lives.
About the Author
Robert Galbraith is a pseudonym for J.K. Rowling, bestselling author of the Harry Potter series and The Casual Vacancy
. Career of Evil
is the third book in the highly acclaimed Cormoran Strike crime fiction series. The Cuckoo's Calling
was published in 2013 and The Silkworm
Robert Galbraith's Cormoran Strike novels will be adapted for a major new television series for BBC One, produced by Brontë Film and Television.
Robert Galbraith is a pseudonym for J.K. Rowling, bestselling author of the Harry Potter series and The Casual Vacancy. Career of Evil is the third book in the highly acclaimed Cormoran Strike crime fiction series. The Cuckoo's Calling was published in 2013 and The Silkworm in 2014.
"Bloody good . . . The author's trademark plotting has lost none of its propulsive readability." Boston Globe
"Strike and Robin are just as magnetic as ever." New York Times
"Hugely entertaining . . . This gifted storyteller has taken full command of the new turf. . . . Career of Evil succeeds powerfully on its own terms." Chicago Tribune
"Pure pleasure. . . . That's what makes these novels so good: They are clever, tightly plotted mysteries with all of the most pleasurable elements of the genre (good guy, bad guy, clues, twists, murder!), but with stunning emotional and moral shading." NPR
"Gripping . . . A step forward for the series . . . An absorbing book, pulpy, fast and satisfying." New York Times Book Review
"Career of Evil is the third — and best — novel in the engaging Cormoran Strike private detective series. . . . [Galbraith has] invented a serial killer for the ages, one who chills us from the book's grim but riveting opening. . . . This perfectly paced mystery is packed with surprises, all of which play out with flawless crime-fiction logic." USA Today