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Publisher Description

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, thelegendary 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.

Robert Glenister
hr min
April 30
Hachette Audio

Customer Reviews

cgraziano ,

Very Good

This book held my interest but the ending was a bit predictable.

pami's books ,

The Cuckoo's Calling

Loved this recording. If you love a suspenseful "who done it", loaded with lots of clues and intriguing characters, then this book is for you. Loved the character development with Private Investigator Strike, and his assistant Robin. It kept me guessing through the entire book, as to the identity of the murderer . The narrator did a fantastic job with all the voices. Could be a great series, if she (J K Rowling) decides to follow up.

eddiegirl ,

So Awesome!

Great story, great writing, great author!!! Can't wait for the next book!!

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