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The Silkworm  : The Cormoran Strike Series : Book 2 - Robert Galbraith

The Silkworm

The Cormoran Strike Series : Book 2


Published: 19th June 2014
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A compulsively readable crime novel with twists at every turn, The Silkworm is the second in the highly acclaimed series featuring Cormoran Strike and his determined young assistant Robin Ellacott.

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...

About the Author

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

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 on The Cuckoo's Calling

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 . . . An auspicious debut - Daily Mail 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.

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ISBN: 9781408704035
ISBN-10: 1408704035
Series: Cormoran Strike
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 19th June 2014
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1