The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith

Let's head to swinging (modern) London in The Cuckoo's Calling, by Robert Galbraith (a.k.a. J K Rowling).

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 from her luxury Mayfair apartment.  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.

Cuyahoga Library has 425 copies, so I don't think it will be hard to track down.  :)

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  • Caroline G.

    The release of the second book in this series was announced today:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2561556/JK-Rowling-set-publish-second-novel-Silkworm-pen-Robert-Galbraith.html

    It will be released June 19. The article has a picture of the English cover of Cuckoo (much more atmospheric than the American one) and a cover shot of Silkworm. I am looking forward to this!

    February 17

  • A former member
    A former member

    Only halfway through the book but liking it so far. Under the weather today but hope to make it next time. Have a great meeting!

    February 15

    • Caroline G.

      Glad to hear you're enjoying the book. Feel better, and we'll see you next time.

      February 15

  • Kate H.

    Kerri, is it a matter of needing a ride?

    February 14

    • Kerrie M.

      Thank you, but no I'm ok with a car. Just have several errands today & not sure if I will be able to come.

      February 15

  • Patricia M.

    I was discouraged when I saw how long the book was, but insomniac that I am, I got through it fairly quickly.

    February 15

  • Kerrie M.

    I'm still hoping to make it there, but not sure, so I figured I'd adjust my RSVP in case.

    February 14

  • Sandy C.

    Is anyone else having trouble getting into this book???

    February 8

    • Caroline G.

      No, once I started reading, I couldn't put it down.

      February 9

    • Kate H.

      I listened to it in the car, and I'm glad I did. It's rather long, and I have the sneaking suspicion that I wouldn't have made it through if I'd been reading it 'by hand,' so to speak.

      February 10

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