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The Cuckoo's Calling: Cormoran Strike Book 1 by [Robert Galbraith]

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The Cuckoo's Calling reminds me why I fell in love with crime fiction in the first place - Val McDermid

One of the most unique and compelling detectives I've come across in years - Mark Billingham

One of the best crime novels I have ever read - Alex Gray

In a rare feat, Galbraith combines a complex and compelling sleuth and an equally well-formed and unlikely assistant with a baffling crime in his stellar debut . . . Readers will hope to see a lot more of this memorable sleuthing team - Publishers Weekly, starred review

Everytime I put this book down, I looked forward to reading more. Galbraith writes at a gentle pace, the pages rich with description and with characters that leap out of them. I loved it. He is a major new talent - Peter James

Laden with plenty of twists and distractions, this debut ensures that readers will be puzzled and totally engrossed for quite a spell - Library Journal

Galbraith's characterisation is splendid and pops off the page, and his sense of place is rich and intense . . . I look forward to reading more about Cormoran Strike. He is fascinating to say the least - Shots

Full and original characters . . . a really good, solid mystery - Morning Star --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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"One of the books of the year." (USA Today)

"Robert Galbraith has written a highly entertaining book... Even better, he has introduced an appealing protagonist in Strike, who's sure to be the star of many sequels to come.... its narrative moves forward with propulsive suspense. More important, Strike and his now-permanent assistant, Robin (playing Nora to his Nick, Salander to his Blomkvist), have become a team - a team whose further adventures the reader cannot help eagerly awaiting." (
Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times)

"Rowling switches genres seamlessly...a gritty, absorbing tale." (
People (3.5/4 stars))

"An extravagant, alien, fascinating world for its characters to explore...great pleasures." (
Slate)

"I couldn't stop myself from thoroughly enjoying
The Cuckoo's Calling... The book's real magic is in Rowling's distinctive descriptive prose." (Carole E. Barrowman, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

"THE CUCKOO'S CALLING reminds me why I fell in love with crime fiction in the first place." (
Val McDermid, bestselling author of The Vanishing Point) --internet

This book is so well written that I suspect that some years down the road we will hear the author's name is a pseudonym of some famous writer. Lots of description made one feel like another occupant in the scene. You could feel the weather, the tension, the pain, the atmosphere in the gatherings. The Audible version had great accents. It is a wonderful mystery with a surprise ending, and I look forward to more by the same author --internet
--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0091LLCTM
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Sphere (18 April 2013)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1644 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 561 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
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Robert Galbraith’s Cormoran Strike series is classic contemporary crime fiction from a master story-teller, rich in plot, characterisation and detail. Galbraith’s debut into crime fiction garnered acclaim amongst critics and crime fans alike. The first three novels The Cuckoo’s Calling (2013), The Silkworm (2014) and Career of Evil (2015) all topped the national and international bestseller lists and have been adapted for television, produced by Brontë Film and Television. The fourth in the series, Lethal White (2018), is out now.

Robert Galbraith is a pseudonym of J.K. Rowling, bestselling author of the Harry Potter series and The Casual Vacancy, a novel for adults. After Harry Potter, the author chose crime fiction for her next books, a genre she has always loved as a reader. She wanted to write a contemporary whodunit, with a credible back story.

J.K. Rowling’s original intention for writing as Robert Galbraith was for the books to be judged on their own merit, and to establish Galbraith as a well-regarded name in crime in its own right.

Now Robert Galbraith’s true identity is widely known, J.K. Rowling continues to write the crime series under the Galbraith pseudonym to keep the distinction from her other writing and so people will know what to expect from a Cormoran Strike novel.

https://robert-galbraith.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CormoranStrikeNovelsOfficial

Twitter: @RGalbraith

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Matt Jardine:, award winning author of 'How to be a Buddhist Millionaire' & 'The Hardest Path'.
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Matt Jardine:, award winning author of 'How to be a Buddhist Millionaire' & 'The Hardest Path'.
5.0 out of 5 stars Not since reading 'Love in a time of Cholera' have I enjoyed description like this...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 6 July 2019
As an author of non-fiction books, I thought it was high time that I took on the writing of a fiction novel as my next challenge.

My agent had suggested it previously, but now I was ready.

In his book 'On Writing, Stephan King suggests that all authors should do two things to improve their craft: read and write, a lot.

I was interested to see how JK Rowling under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith (sorry if this is a plot spoiler for you), would handle the transition from writing for children to adults.

I'll tell you how well she managed it: I became so engrossed in the first of the series of Cormoran Strike detective novels that I forgot about studying her work and just enjoyed it.

You don't need me to summarise the story, after all, that's what the back cover is for, but I will say that I am in awe of Galbraith/ Rowling. I have not since reading 'Love in a time of Cholera' by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, found another author who makes a detailed description of the 'mundane' as entertaining as Galbraith.

it's an unbelievably tricky skill to walk the tight rope between superfluous and necessary description (I know all too well, often falling the wrong side).

I still don't l know how she does it, but now I'm too busy reading the strike novels solely for pleasure to care.

PS: I sent the book to my dad in Cornwall who is now also hooked!

Enjoy.

Matt :)
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