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.
A war veteran, wounded both physically and psychologically, Strike´s 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.
Robert Galbraith´s highly acclaimed novel The Cuckoo´s Calling was an international number one bestseller, garnering praise from critics and crime fans alike. The second and third novels in the series, The Silkworm and Career of Evil, also topped the bestseller charts. Robert Galbraith´s Cormoran Strike series is currently being adapted for a major new television series for BBC One, produced by Brontë Film and Television.
Robert Galbraith is a pseudonym of J.K. Rowling, bestselling author of the Harry Potter series and The Casual Vacancy
Joke Hoogendoorn, Thalia-Buchhandlung Leer (Ostfriesland)
Welcome Cormoran Strike, private detective! With him, a new hero enters the stage of British crime fiction. This novel is a wonderful whodunit, with an intriguing plot and wonderful characters.
Ex-military Strike, who has a very interesting background himself, left the army after an injury and has now taken up the job of private Welcome Cormoran Strike, private detective! With him, a new hero enters the stage of British crime fiction. This novel is a wonderful whodunit, with an intriguing plot and wonderful characters.
Ex-military Strike, who has a very interesting background himself, left the army after an injury and has now taken up the job of private detective. Business is not going well and he is not sure, whether he can afford a temporary secretary any longer. But just when Robin has arrived, a new case comes in: Some months ago, a supermodel jumped to her death. Her brother, however, cannot believe that she killed herself. He asks Strike to investigate. Strike discovers very soon, that there is more to the case than police and press thought at the time. But can he, with Robins help, prove, that it was murder?
Oh, this is a wonderful book! I absolutely loved reading it. I truly hope, that many more books featuring Cormoran Strike and Robin will follow. I believe that, after her enormous success with the Harry Potter series, Joanne K. Rowling has found a new calling as author of crime fiction!