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The Cuckoo's Calling

(The first book in the Cormoran Strike series)
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'The Cuckoo's Calling reminds me why I fell in love with crime fiction in the first place' VAL MCDERMID


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. 

*** The latest book in the thrilling Strike series, TROUBLED BLOOD, is available to pre-order now! ***



'One of the most unique and compelling detectives I've come across in years' MARK BILLINGHAM 

'The work of a master storyteller' DAILY TELEGRAPH 

'Unputdownable. . . Irresistible' SUNDAY TIMES 

'Will keep you up all night' OBSERVER 

'A thoroughly enjoyable classic' PETER JAMES, SUNDAY EXPRESS

Genre: Mystery

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