The Cuckoo's Calling (A Cormoran Strike Novel #1) (Paperback)

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A supermodel - Lula 'Cuckoo' Landry - at the top of her profession falls to her death, her history of instability & scant evidence leads to a suicide ruling. A Purple Heart war vet turned detective - Cormoran Strike - is down to his last client & almost homeless. When the model’s grieving brother asks to have her death re-investigated, these 2 worlds collide in explosive ways, exposing the dark side of fame, money and celebrity obsession. "Robert Galbraith" is a surprising “new” talent in crime fiction. JK Rowling has opened up a new genre for herself. I look forward to more Strike novels from "him"!

— Marquietta, Bal Harbour Shops

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Published under a pseudonym, J. K. Rowling's brilliant debut mystery introduces Detective Cormoran Strike as he investigates a supermodel's suicide in "one of the best books of the year" (USA Today), the first novel in the brilliant series that inspired the acclaimed HBO Max series C.B. Strike   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, creditors are calling, and after a breakup with his longtime girlfriend, he's living in his office. Then John Bristow walks through his door with a shocking 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.

About the Author


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

Praise For…


"One of the books of the year."—USA Today

"Robert Galbraith has written a highly entertaining book... Even better, he has introduced an appealing protagonist in Strike, who's sure to be the star of many sequels to come.... its narrative moves forward with propulsive suspense. More important, Strike and his now-permanent assistant, Robin (playing Nora to his Nick, Salander to his Blomkvist), have become a team--a team whose further adventures the reader cannot help eagerly awaiting."—Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

"Rowling switches genres seamlessly...a gritty, absorbing tale."—People (3.5 out of 4 stars)

"[Rowling's] literary gift is on display in this work. She crafts an entertaining story [and] comes up with an ending that I'll admit I was surprised by. . . . A fun read, with a main character you can care about and one you'll want to see again in other adventures."—Washington Post

"An extravagant, alien, fascinating world for its characters to explore...great pleasures."—Slate.com


Product Details
ISBN: 9780316206853
ISBN-10: 0316206857
Publisher: Mulholland Books
Publication Date: April 29th, 2014
Pages: 480
Language: English
Series: A Cormoran Strike Novel