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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NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS
After The Cuckoo’s Calling, a breathless police novel made up of a veritable cascade of theatrical moments, The Silkworm is the second work of investigation of Cormoran Strike and his young assistant Robin Ellacott. It is very well done, the rhythm is less frantic than in the other work, but the plot is well brought together, surprises abound and the denouement, like the best of Agatha Christie, is completely unexpected. Robert Galbraith, alias J.K. Rowling does not lack either imagination or causticity.
With books nominated by 80 libraries from 35 countries, 4 novels by Irish authors are in the running for the €100,000 prize sponsored by Dublin City Council
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