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The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith
  

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Those who were lucky enough to get a first edition of this before the news broke that it was by J K Rowling have made themselves a nice little sum. Then the news broke and the hardback sales went through the roof. If you haven’t read it now is your chance to do so at a good price. It is a whodunit introducing ex-army, financially troubled PI Cormoran Strike who has a model’s death to investigate. Did she jump or was she pushed? It’s London-based, very atmospheric, a good ‘old fashioned’ detective story with the emphasis on gathering information not chasing people. With hindsight it’s easy to see that the quality of writing is good for a beginner for now we know he (she) has done it before. Don’t miss it.

If you like Robert Galbraith you might also like to read books by Kate Atkinson, Peter James and Peter Robinson.

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The Cuckoo's Calling by 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 .

Reviews

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

About the Author

Robert Galbraith is married with two sons. After several years with the Royal Military Police, he was attached to the SIB (Special Investigation Branch), the plain-clothes branch of the RMP. He left the military in 2003 and has been working since then in the civilian security industry. The idea for protagonist Cormoran Strike grew directly out of his own experiences and those of his military friends who have returned to the civilian world. Robert Galbraith is a pseudonym.

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Book Info

Publication date

13th February 2014

Author

Robert Galbraith

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Publisher

Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
560 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780751549256

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