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Career of Evil  : The Cormoran Strike Series : Book 3 - Robert Galbraith

Career of Evil

The Cormoran Strike Series : Book 3

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The third book in the highly acclaimed crime fiction series by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

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...

A fiendishly clever mystery with unexpected twists around every corner, Career of Evil is also a gripping story of a man and a woman at a crossroads in their personal and professional lives. You will not be able to put this book down.

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Career of Evil
 
4.0

(based on 10 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Well written (8)
  • Engaging characters (7)
  • Suspenseful (7)
  • Page turner (6)
  • Deserves multiple readings (4)

Cons

  • Not the author's best (3)

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  • Older readers (6)
  • Gift (5)
  • Travel reading (4)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Cormoran Strike - Wow!

A welcome third addition to the Cormoran Strike series. Whilst this is, of course, a story in itself, readers would definitely benefit from reading the first books in the series beforehand to get...Read complete review

A welcome third addition to the Cormoran Strike series. Whilst this is, of course, a story in itself, readers would definitely benefit from reading the first books in the series beforehand to get a real sense of where everyone fits in. It's been great to see the relationship between the characters (especially between Cormoran and Robin) develop and see how the dynamics change, and I can't wait for book 4!

JK Rowling has proved she is way more than just a children's book writer with her Robert Galbraith novels (and, I might add with "The Casual Vacancy" - another fantastic read!). The Cormoran Strike stories are fast-paced, gripping and witty - highly recommended!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

what s next ?.

I have read and reread the captivating harry potter books and love them to bits,so I thought why not try some of jk rowlings adult work,but not for me,any pleasure so far.i...Read complete review

I have read and reread the captivating harry potter books and love them to bits,so I thought why not try some of jk rowlings adult work,but not for me,any pleasure so far.i must say I am mystified as to why so many detectives are riddled with angst and hostile attitude,and so often problems with alcohol.anyway in this case the detective and the secratery didn't get on with each other or indeed any one else.

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4.0

A real page turner.

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Pros

  • Page Turner
  • Suspenseful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Travel Reading

    Comments about Career of Evil:

    Delivered promptly. A great read, although a little gorey.

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    5.0

    Can't wait for his next book.

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    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Engaging Characters
    • Page Turner
    • Suspenseful
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Older Readers
      • Travel Reading

      Comments about Career of Evil:

      Keep this book forever when I have memory loss.

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      3.0

      Private Eye Cormoran strikes again

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      from Adelaide

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      Pros

      • Bit Long Winded
      • Engaging Characters
      • Well Written

      Cons

      • Not the Author's Best

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Older Readers

      Comments about Career of Evil:

      Sold read follows well liked characters but drags on a bit and I am really sick of following private eyes (or detectives for that matter) loves life. Who cares

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      2.0

      Run out of steam!

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      from Roma, Qld.

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      Pros

      • Well Written

      Cons

      • Not the Author's Best

      Best Uses

      • Travel Reading

      Comments about Career of Evil:

      I found this third book in this series very disappointing. I quite enjoyed the first two books, and looked forward to the next. Alas, it ran out of energy and steam immediately, and took far too long to finish. Stretching it to fill in words did not work for me.

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      5.0

      This is the 3rd Book in the series & rounds everything off

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      from Perth Western Australia

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      Pros

      • Engaging Characters
      • Page Turner
      • Suspenseful
      • Well Written

      Cons

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        • Crime Enthusiasts Delight

        Comments about Career of Evil:

        Delivered on time in good condition at the right price.

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        5.0

        Another Brilliant Tale!

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        from Melbourne

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        Pros

        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Engaging Characters
        • Page Turner
        • Suspenseful
        • Well Written

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Older Readers

          Comments about Career of Evil:

          Can't say a bad thing about it. Love this series!

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          5.0

          I love this authors books

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          from Adelaide, Australia

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          Pros

          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Engaging Characters
          • Page Turner
          • Suspenseful
          • Well Written

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Older Readers

            Comments about Career of Evil:

            the author is one of the best crime writers

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            5.0

            Cannot put it down - evil everywhere

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            from Queenlsand

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            Pros

            • Compelling
            • Deserves Multiple Readings
            • Engaging Characters
            • Suspenseful
            • Well Written

            Cons

            • Not What I expected

            Best Uses

            • Gift
            • Older Readers
            • Travel Reading

            Comments about Career of Evil:

            JK Rowling is certainly enjoying her foray away from the Harry Potter arena. This is her 3rd Robert Galbraith instalment and is her best to date. Bring on the next chapter!!

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            5.0

            Cormoran Strike - Wow!

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            from Brisbane

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            Pros

            • Engaging Characters
            • Page Turner
            • Suspenseful
            • Well Written

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gift
              • Older Readers

              Comments about Career of Evil:

              A welcome third addition to the Cormoran Strike series. Whilst this is, of course, a story in itself, readers would definitely benefit from reading the first books in the series beforehand to get a real sense of where everyone fits in. It's been great to see the relationship between the characters (especially between Cormoran and Robin) develop and see how the dynamics change, and I can't wait for book 4!

              JK Rowling has proved she is way more than just a children's book writer with her Robert Galbraith novels (and, I might add with "The Casual Vacancy" - another fantastic read!). The Cormoran Strike stories are fast-paced, gripping and witty - highly recommended!

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              1.0

              what s next ?.

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              from victoria.

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              Pros

              • Failed On All Levels

              Cons

              • Disappointing
              • Not the Author's Best

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                Comments about Career of Evil:

                I have read and reread the captivating harry potter books and love them to bits,so I thought why not try some of jk rowlings adult work,but not for me,any pleasure so far.i must say I am mystified as to why so many detectives are riddled with angst and hostile attitude,and so often problems with alcohol.anyway in this case the detective and the secratery didn't get on with each other or indeed any one else.

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                Teems with sly humour, witty asides and intelligence . . . A pleasure to read - The Times on The Silkworm

                Huge credit is due to Galbraith in portraying [Strike] so vividly . . . Galbraith has pulled off a thoroughly enjoyable classic and I'm already looking forward to Strike's next outing - Peter James, Sunday Express on The Silkworm

                The Cuckoo's Calling reminds me why I fell in love with crime fiction in the first place - Val McDermid on The Cuckoo's Calling

                The novel is the work of a master storyteller - Daily Telegraph on The Cuckoo's Calling

                J. K. Rowling

                J K (Joanne Kathleen) Rowling was born in July 1965 at Yate General Hospital in England and grew up in Chepstow, Gwent where she went to Wyedean Comprehensive.

                Jo left Chepstow for Exeter University, where she earned a French and Classics degree, her course including one year in Paris. As a postgraduate she moved to London and worked as a researcher at Amnesty International among other jobs. She started writing the Harry Potter series during a delayed Manchester to London King's Cross train journey, and during the next five years, outlined the plots for each book and began writing the first novel.

                Jo then moved to northern Portugal, where she taught English as a foreign language. She married in October 1992 and gave birth to a daughter Jessica in 1993. When the marriage ended, she and Jessica returned to the UK to live in Edinburgh, where Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone was eventually completed.

                Jo married Dr. Neil Murray in 2001, and a brother for Jessica, David, was born in 2003. A sister, Mackenzie, followed in 2005.

                Visit J. K. Rowling's Booktopia Author Page


                ISBN: 9780751563580
                ISBN-10: 0751563587
                Series: Cormoran Strike
                Audience: General
                Format: Paperback
                Language: English
                Number Of Pages: 512
                Published: 20th October 2015
                Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
                Country of Publication: GB
                Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.4  x 3.8
                Weight (kg): 0.67
                Edition Number: 1