- Publisher: Turtleback Books
- Format: Hardback | 456 pages
- Dimensions: 135mm x 203mm x 38mm | 476g
- Publication date: 29 April 2014
- ISBN 10: 0606361677
- ISBN 13: 9780606361675
- Edition: Prebound edition
- Edition statement: Turtleback School & Library ed.
- Sales rank: 1,361,034
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.
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Robert Galbraith is a pseudonym for J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter""series and "The Casual Vacancy."
"It's really, really good - beautifully written with a terrific plot ... It's a terrific read, gripping, original and funny ... Please, please give us more of Robert Galbraith and Cormoran Strike. I can't wait for the next" Richard and Judy, "Daily Express""