The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1) by Robert Galbraith

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After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office.

Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

You may think you know detectives, but you've never met one quite like Strike. You may think you know about the wealthy and famous, but you've never seen them under an investigation like this. Introducing Cormoran Strike, this is the acclaimed first crime novel by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

Title : The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)
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ISBN : 0316206849
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 455 pages


Emily May rated it ★☆☆☆☆

August 13, 2016

Feb 3rd 2014 - Extra things you should know: 1) This is a negative review. If you are looking for reviews that confirm what you are already certain of (that JKR can do no wrong) here are some examples of positive reviews for you - 1, 2, 3. 2) I used some Mary Poppins gifs to make my point in this...

Jane rated it ★★☆☆☆

August 02, 2013

Dull & tedious. I was frustrated with the style of writing. There’s no action. It’s all conversation. I wanted it to be over. COURTROOM STYLE CONVERSATIONS - TELLING NOT SHOWING: Private eye Strike is investigating a death. Throughout the book Strike has long conversations with many different c...

Jason rated it ★★★★☆

July 23, 2013

UPDATE 2: This is my final review of the book. Most of what I included in my preemptive thoughts is here, so you don't have to read this whole... thing. Potential television series title #21: LONDON STRIKE Alright, let’s address the hippogriff in the room: finding out that J.K. Rowling published...

Mohammed rated it ★★★★★

September 04, 2017

أولي تحقيقات كورموران سترايك في رواية ستـأسـرك من مشهد البداية بالنسبة لي فقد أعادت ذكري حادث مثلها احزنني جدا والكثير من محبي السينما المصرية..حادث مقتل السندريللا حيث تبدأ الاحداث في لندن بوفاة نجمة عروض ازياء"موديل" شهيرة إثر سقوطها من شرفة منزلها في الساعات الاولي من صباح شتاء لندن القارص بأحد ا...

Susan rated it ★★★★★

July 14, 2013

This is a wonderfully entertaining new crime debut, which although it contains nothing amazingly original, works really well. Firstly, there is the main character, Cormoran Strike - a wounded war veteran, with a troubled past, damaged love life and financial woes, which see him sleeping in his of...

Mohammed rated it ★★★★★

September 01, 2017

Meet Cormoran's First Strike.. His first 'Mystery' which haunt me from the early beginning, even the epigraph. Why were you born when the snow was falling? You should have come to the cuckoo’s calling, It starts When snow was falling..and a 'Cuckoo' fell... A famous model star fall off the balcony t...

Nataliya rated it ★★★★☆

October 10, 2016

“He had never been able to understand the assumption of intimacy fans felt with those they had never met.” I'll venture a guess that J.K.Rowling is not a stranger to this feeling. Propelled to household-name fame for her lovely gift of imagination, she gets to experience the uglier side of fans'...

Namratha rated it ★★★★☆

July 30, 2013

A first-time author who goes by the unassuming name of Robert Galbraith comes out with a mystery novel called The Cuckoo’s Calling . The book receives favourable reviews and is wholeheartedly accepted by the fraction of the populace that reads it. And then (and this I borrow from reliable old Wik...

Raeleen rated it ★★★★☆

June 23, 2017

SOLID. It was a bit too long for my taste (I feel like it could have had a little less dialogue and such), but I really liked the characters! Strike and Robin all day.

Alejandro rated it ★★★★☆

June 26, 2014

I like detective novels and I am a fan of J.K. Rowling, so when I found out that this "Robert Galbraith" was a pseudonym of Rowling, I thought that it was the perfect combination of elements that I have to read the book as soon as possible. I have to admit that in good amount of the book I wasn't...

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