Galbraith
2015 Longlist

The Cuckoo’s Calling

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ABOUT
THE BOOK

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.

 

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Robert
Galbraith

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.

Photography Debra Hurford Brown © J.K. Rowling

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.

Photography Debra Hurford Brown © J.K. Rowling

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NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS

After the success experienced with her seven Harry Potter books, the author has produced this breathless novel with endearing and colourful characters with a touch of Agatha Chistie.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
04/04/2013
Publisher
Mulholland Books

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