Career of Evil

Career of Evil : Cormoran Strike Book 3

4.21 (194,190 ratings by Goodreads)
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4.21 (194,190 ratings by Goodreads)

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'Deliriously clever' GUARDIAN


Now a major BBC drama: The Strike series

When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg.

Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible - and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality.

With the police focusing on the one suspect Strike is increasingly sure is not the perpetrator, he and Robin take matters into their own hands, and delve into the dark and twisted worlds of the other three men. But as more horrendous acts occur, time is running out for the two of them...

A fiendishly clever mystery with unexpected twists around every corner, Career of Evil is also a gripping story of a man and a woman at a crossroads in their personal and professional lives. You will not be able to put this book down.

*** The latest book in the thrilling Strike series, TROUBLED BLOOD, is out 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
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Product details

  • Paperback | 592 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 37mm | 405g
  • Sphere
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9780751563597
  • 5,963

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Quirkily different... let's hope the sardonic Strike is here to stay Independent
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Quirkily different... let's hope the sardonic Strike is here to stay * Independent * The denouement is violent, unexpected and satisfying . . . [an] entertaining novel * The Times * Fans of the intrepid duo are in for some shocks . . . as readable and exciting as ever * Daily Telegraph * A page-turner with legs that will keep you up all night * Observer * Strike and Robin are just as magnetic as ever * New York Times * A confident hold on a deliriously clever plot * Guardian * Thoroughly enjoyable * Mail on Sunday * Criminally good stuff * Sun * [A] smart and addictive thriller * Sunday Mirror * A book that abounds with ideas * Scotland on Sunday * This one gripped * Evening Standard * Oozes atmosphere . . . a rollicking good story * Metro * The real joy of this series comes from the originality of the characters * Morning Star * Robert Galbraith . . . again demonstrates that rare, inexplicable and indefinable gift: once started, one simply can't put [his] books down * Literary Review * Strike is a compelling creation . . . this is terrifically entertaining stuff * Irish Times *
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About Robert Galbraith

Robert Galbraith is a pseudonym for J.K. Rowling, bestselling author of the Harry Potter series and The Casual Vacancy. All five Strike novels, The Cuckoo's Calling, The Silkworm, Career of Evil, Lethal White, and Troubled Blood, topped the national and international bestseller lists and the series has been adapted for television, produced by Bronte Film and Television.
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4.21 out of 5 stars
- 194,190 ratings
5 41% (79,729)
4 43% (83,061)
3 13% (25,663)
2 2% (4,121)
1 1% (1,616)
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