+612 9045 4394
 
The Cuckoo's Calling : The Cormoran Strike Series : Book 1 - Robert Galbraith

The Cuckoo's Calling

The Cormoran Strike Series : Book 1

Paperback

Published: 13th February 2014
In Stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days
RRP $19.99
$13.95
30%
OFF

eBook View Product

Published: 24th September 2015
Format: ePUB
$12.99

Booktopia Comments

Order from the Murder, They Wrote showcase by August 31st and you could win a crime book pack worth $400 RRP! The showcase is a celebration of the best crime reads from across the genre, including Thrillers & Suspense, Classic and True Crime. Terms and Conditions apply.

Product Description

The acclaimed first crime novel by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

When a troubled model falls to her death from a snow-covered Mayfair balcony, it is assumed that she has committed suicide. However, her brother has his doubts, and calls in private investigator Cormoran Strike to look into the case.

Strike is a war veteran - wounded both physically and psychologically - and his life is in disarray. The case gives him a financial lifeline, but it comes at a personal cost: the more he delves into the young model's complex world, the darker things get - and the closer he gets to terrible danger. . .

A gripping, elegant mystery steeped in the atmosphere of London - from the hushed streets of Mayfair to the backstreet pubs of the East End to the bustle of Soho - The Cuckoo's Calling is a remarkable book. Introducing Cormoran Strike, this is the acclaimed first crime novel by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

About the Author

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

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
The Cuckoo's Calling
 
4.5

(based on 4 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Engaging characters (4)
  • Well written (4)
  • Page turner (3)
  • Suspenseful (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses

Reviewed by 4 customers

Displaying reviews 1-4

Back to top

 
5.0

Who wrote this?? Really! Wow.

By 

from Sydney, AU

About Me Bookworm

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Lovers Of Crime Fiction
    • Older Readers
    • Travel Reading

    Comments about The Cuckoo's Calling:

    Robert Galbraith has written a mature detective novel with realistic characters.
    I was shocked to find that he/she is really J.K.Rowling. This series is nothing like Harry Potter. We have been given a good adult crime mystery. We have three books so far in the series and I just can't wait for the next episode.

    Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

     
    5.0

    1st book in the series, so good I binge read the other 2!!

    By 

    from Perth Western Australia

    About Me Bookworm

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Page Turner
    • Suspenseful
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Crime Enthusiasts Delight

      Comments about The Cuckoo's Calling:

      Excellent service. Best way to buy books.

      Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

       
      4.0

      The Cuckoo's Calling

      By 

      from Newcastle NSW

      About Me Everyday Reader

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Engaging Characters
      • Well Written

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Older Readers

        Comments about The Cuckoo's Calling:

        JK Rowling has shown she is a great crime/ mystery writer too.

        Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

         
        4.0

        An Enjoyable Read

        By 

        from Wollongong

        About Me Everyday Reader

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Engaging Characters
        • Page Turner
        • Suspenseful
        • Well Written

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift
          • Treat yourself

          Comments about The Cuckoo's Calling:

          An easy to read who done it. Great characters and a page turner. Highly recommended.

          Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

          Displaying reviews 1-4

          Back to top

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

          One of the most unique and compelling detectives I've come across in years - Mark Billingham

          One of the best crime novels I have ever read - Alex Gray

          Everytime I put this book down, I looked forward to reading more. Galbraith writes at a gentle pace, the pages rich with description and with characters that leap out of them. I loved it. He is a major new talent - Peter James

          Just once in a while a private detective emerges who captures the public imagination in a flash. And here is one who might well do that . . . There is no sign that this is Galbraith's first novel, only that he has a delightful touch for evoking London and capturing a new hero. An auspicious debut - Daily Mail

          In a rare feat, Galbraith combines a complex and compelling sleuth and an equally well-formed and unlikely assistant with a baffling crime in his stellar debut . . . Readers will hope to see a lot more of this memorable sleuthing team - Publishers Weekly, starred review

          Laden with plenty of twists and distractions, this debut ensures that readers will be puzzled and totally engrossed for quite a spell - Library Journal

          A scintillating debut novel . . . Galbraith delivers sparkling dialogue and a convincing portrayal of the emptiness of wealth and glamour - The Times, Satur

          ISBN: 9780751549256
          ISBN-10: 0751549258
          Series: Cormoran Strike
          Audience: General
          Format: Paperback
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 560
          Published: 13th February 2014
          Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
          Country of Publication: GB
          Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.6  x 3.1
          Weight (kg): 0.43
          Edition Number: 1