The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (a/k/a J.K. Rowling)

  • March 1, 2014 · 10:30 AM
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A brilliant debut mystery in a classic vein: Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel's suicide.

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.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Finally did finish reading the book. It was a fun read. I'm glad the protagonist has flaws. Thanks for suggesting the book and will start the "Summer 1927" book to (hopefully) be ready for July's meeting.

    April 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Did not like it enough to finish

    March 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I was unable to attend. I have a cold that I did not want to pass on and it was just too cold for me to go out this morning. I always have a cold because I watch my preschool grand child who is a adorable little germ factory. The whole family is sick.

    March 1, 2014

  • Sigrid F.

    I'm sorry I wasn't there for this discussion. I liked the book, but may have liked it better if I hadn't had such high expectations because it JKR wrote it. Currently my book is taking up all my time. I will start coming to book club again once the book hullabaloo calms down a bit.

    In case any of you are interested, I'm having a book launch at Bridge Street Books in Georgetown on Sunday March 9th. If any of you are interested the invite flyer is posted on my book page. www.thekidneysellers.com.

    See you soon, Sigrid

    1 · March 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry can't make it. It's just too cold outside.

    March 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Still reading the book and want to finish. Sorry to miss seeing everyone, but hopefully will make it next time.

    February 28, 2014

  • Diane

    I'm sorry for the late RSVP change. I just couldn't get done with the book in time and I don't want to know the ending until I have finished it! I will say that for a crime novel, which I can usually digest in a couple of days, this one is dragging for me.

    February 28, 2014

  • Faith R.

    I've been running around looking for a new place to live as my lease has ended (all of a sudden). So altho I enjoyed the book I have to look at apts. Hopefully next month I will resume my participation with the club. I really enjoy it.

    February 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to meeting you guys and listening

    February 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to meeting you guys and listening

    February 23, 2014

  • Leslie

    Sorry, had to change my RSVP as I'll be out of town. See you next month!

    February 20, 2014

  • Chris

    I can come to make sure the meeting room works out (since it has my name on it), but I haven't even started the book, so I probably won't stay. I just can't manage to read lately. That's just wrong!

    February 19, 2014

  • Elizabeth

    Just an FYI, the ebook is on Amazon for $3.29 (http://ebookimpresario.com/2013/11/28/bargain-book-the-cuckoos-calling-by-j-k-rowling-writing-as-robert-galbraith-mystery-for-only-3-29/). Not sure for how long though so you better act fast!

    November 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I already have the ebook. Paid more for it. Too bad.

      February 19, 2014

    • Elizabeth

      FYI all, the deal is over (as of 2/19) but you can get it for $6.49 now.

      February 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    There is going to be another Comoran Strike book this year. I just loved this first one and can't wait for the 2nd.

    February 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't make this one.

    February 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I love this book. Hope she does another Strike book.

    January 30, 2014

  • Chris

    Wait, what? Explain!!!

    January 30, 2014

  • Sigrid F.

    I thought this book was fun, but I can't make it. I have a radio interview re my book at noon.

    January 30, 2014

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