The Cuckoo's Calling FTI
Now a major BBC drama: The Strike series 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.
A sharply contemporary novel full of old-fashioned virtues . . . wonderfully fresh and funny. I hope this is the inauguration of a series that lasts long enough to make Harry Potter look like a flash in the pan * Jake Kerridge, The Daily Telegraph * The work of a master storyteller . . . This is a sharply contemporary novel full of old-fashioned virtues * Telegraph * A scintillating debut novel . . . Galbraith delivers sparkling dialogue and a convincing portrayal of the emptiness of wealth and glamour - The Times, Saturday Review * The Times, Saturday Review * 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 * One of the most unique and compelling detectives I've come across in years * Mark Billingham * The Cuckoo's Calling reminds me why I fell in love with crime fiction in the first place * Val McDermid *
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 now a major new television series for BBC One, produced by Bronte Film and Television.Robert Galbraith is a pseudonym of J.K. Rowling, bestselling author of the Harry Potter series and The Casual Vacancy.