The Cuckoo's Calling

By J.K. Rowling, Robert Galbraith

The Cuckoo's Calling

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The Cuckoo's Calling

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A brilliant mystery within a classic vein: Detective Cormoran Strike is investigating the suicide of a supermodel. Cormoran Strike scrapes by as a private investigator after losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan. Strike is down to one customer, and creditors call. He just broke up with hi... s longtime girlfriend, too, and lives in his office. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: a few months earlier his sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, had fallen famously to her death. A suicide was ruled by the police but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauty, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and introduces him to all sorts of man-known pleasure, temptation, seduction, and delusion. You might think you know detectives, but you've never met one like Strike before. You may think that you know about the wealthy and the famous, but you have never seen them under such an investigation. Introducing Cormoran Strike, this is J.K. Rowling's acknowledged first crime novel, written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

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  • PUBLISHED BY

    Mulholland books / little, brown and company

  • PUBLISHED ON

    Apr 30, 2013

  • ISBN

    0316206849 , 9780316206846

  • FORMAT

    Hardcover

  • LANGUAGE

    English

  • NO. OF PAGES

    456

Quotes from The Cuckoo's Calling

Sense entered into a short, violent skirmish with instinct and inclination, and was overwhelmed.

Who was more conscious than the soldier of capricious fortune, of the random roll of the dice?

How easy it was to capitalize on a person’s own bent for self-destruction; how simple to nudge them into non-being, then to stand back and shrug and agree that it had been the inevitable result of a chaotic, catastrophic life.

How could the death of someone you had never met affect you so?

He had never been able to understand the assumption of intimacy fans felt with those they had never met.

Humans often assumed symmetry and equality where none existed.

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