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The Cuckoo's Calling : The Cormoran Strike Series : Book 1 - Robert Galbraith

The Cuckoo's Calling

The Cormoran Strike Series : Book 1

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Published: 13th February 2014
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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.

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4.6

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5.0

Loved it from the first chapter onwards

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      Great delivery service and so prompt. Will be using every time I want a new book!

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      5.0

      Grabs the reader from page 1!

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          A great read for those who like to lose themselves in a book!

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          4.0

          A real page turner.

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            Delivered promptly. An enjoyable read, although not her best.

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            5.0

            Very good read

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              very hard to put down
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              5.0

              Who wrote this?? Really! Wow.

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                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.

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                5.0

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

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                    Comments about The Cuckoo's Calling:

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

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                    4.0

                    An Enjoyable Read

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

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                      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): 19.7 x 12.9  x 3.6
                      Weight (kg): 0.39
                      Edition Number: 1