_The Cuckoo's Calling_ by Robert Galbraith

From Goodreads:
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.

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  • Ted

    I recently read "The Fault in our Stars" which might be good for a future meetup, especially if you are pressed for time and could use something shorter

    1 · December 9, 2013

    • Anna

      I liked that book a lot.

      December 9, 2013

  • Anna

    Anu, this is what I got from goodreads about the title of the book. Thought it was interesting, who knows if this is what she was going for when creating the title. The Cuckoo's Calling is the story of one of the birds already in the nest when the Cuckoo comes along (Lula was even 'a bird of another species,' her race was a big point in the novel, and one of the parts of the Cuckoo legend is that they look nothing like the other babies, and yet the parents accept them unquestioningly at
    the expense of the biological children) and starts stealing all the food, and that bird gets angry and decides to kill the Cuckoo.

    December 9, 2013

  • Megan

    Unfortunately, I am a little under the weather today so I can't make it. Looking Forward to attending next month.

    December 8, 2013

  • Susan C.

    I ordered the book some time ago and it was allegedly shipped. I have not yet received it and am very disappointed and will not be able to attend.

    December 6, 2013

  • anu

    Sharon-- so sorry to hear it! We will be deciding soon what to read in the next months so you should have more time to get the books...lookong forward to seeing you at a future meeting.

    December 6, 2013

  • Sharon S.

    Didnt get the book. Will not be able to attend.

    December 6, 2013

  • Sharon S.

    Just joined 12/2/2013. I will try to get "The Cuckoo's Calling" before the 12/8 meeting.

    December 2, 2013

  • Sarah e.

    I have company the weekend of the Nov meeting so I can't make it but I will be at the Dec mtg! Hope all is well!!

    October 8, 2013

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