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Author: Robert Galbraith Narrator: Robert Glenister Publisher: Mulholland Books Audio Length: Series:The Cormoran Strike Series Release Date: April 2013 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781611134933

Publisher Description

Published under a pseudonym, J. K. Rowling's brilliant debut mystery introduces Detective Cormoran Strike as he investigates a supermodel's suicide in "one of the best books of the year" (USA Today).

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, creditors are calling, and after a breakup with his longtime girlfriend, he's living in his office.

Then John Bristow walks through his door with a shocking story: His sister, the legendary 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.

Fast-paced and sharply drawn, this dazzling detective novel inspired Strike, the BBC crime drama series that has captivated millions of viewers worldwide.

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  • “The private eye novel is not dead. It was merely waiting for Robert Galbraith to give it a firm squeeze, goosing it back to bold, new life.”

    - Duane Swierczynski, New York Times bestselling author
  • “Rowling switches genres seamlessly...a gritty, absorbing tale."

    - People
  • “One of the books of the year.”

    - USA Today
  • “A highly entertaining book...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.”

    - New York Times
  • “Narrator Robert Glenister is the star… Glenister infuses gruff charm and a poignant edginess into Rowling’s wonderfully original detective hero, Cormoran Strike. Glenister’s character accents are terrific, and he’s a genius with women’s voices, which he softens without caricature. Glenister is just right in this noir-ish mystery with a hard-boiled softie at its center. Don’t miss it. Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    - AudioFile
  • “[Rowling’s] literary gift is on display in this work. She crafts an entertaining story [and] comes up with an ending that I’ll admit I was surprised by.”

    - Washington Post
  • “Combines a complex and compelling sleuth and an equally well-formed and unlikely assistant with a baffling crime…[A] stellar debut.”

    - Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • “Plenty of twists…Totally engrossing…Galbraith’s take on contemporary celebrity obsession makes for a grand beach read.”

    - Library Journal (starred review)
  • “A quick, fun read. Rowling delivers a set of characters every bit as durable as her Potter people and a story that, though no more complex than an Inspector Lewis episode, works well on every level.”

    - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
  • “Instantly absorbing, featuring a detective facing crumbling circumstances with resolve instead of clichéd self-destruction and a lovable sidekick with contagious enthusiasm for detection.”

    - Booklist
  • "A page-turner featuring an uncommon hero…This engrossing story boasts a fascinating cast of fast-track suspects..Robert Galbraith has added a singular new voice to the genre of crime fiction with his engaging debut novel.”

    - BookPage
  • “The Cuckoo’s Calling reminds me why I fell in love with crime fiction in the first place.”

    - Val McDermid, bestselling author
  • “A beautifully written debut novel introducing one of the most unique and compelling detectives I've come across in years.”

    - Mark Billingham, author of The Demands
  • “A remarkably assured debut. Robert Galbraith’s portrayal of celebrity-obsessed modern London is at once beautifully written and utterly engrossing, his characters so real you could eat dinner with them, his ever-coiling plot guaranteed to keep you up past your bedtime. I couldn’t put it down.”

    - Owen Laukkanen, author of The Professionals


  • A #1 New York Times bestseller
  • A #1 USA Today bestseller
  • A #1 Publishers Weekly bestseller
  • A #1 Los Angeles Times bestseller
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2013
  • A Wall Street Journal bestseller
  • A Huffington Post Best Book of 2013
  • An Amazon Top 100 Book of 2013
  • Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Best Mystery/Thriller
  • New York Times audio bestseller
  • A BookRiot Pick of Best Mystery Book Series
  • An iBooks bestseller in Audiobooks
  • An Oprah Magazine Pick

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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Twists, turns, great character development! Excellent book! "

    - Kate, 9/13/2022
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    " I''m normally not into detective novels much an rarely read them. I walk three hours a day so need something to keep my bind off the boredom. This book sounded good so I thought I'd try it. It is a GREAT book. It was only when I was looking for the next book in the series (audiobookstore would be smart to show the series for all such books - have the same problem with Dune) that I found out that Robert Galbraith is in reality JK Rowling. No wonder it was so well written. I've purchsed the second book in the series and am looking forward to it. "

    - Agent, 3/14/2021
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " LOVED every minute of it - the story is amazing and the narration just as good! "

    - GGL, 8/25/2017

About the Author

Robert Galbraith is a pseudonym for J. K. Rowling, bestselling author of the Harry Potter series and The Casual Vacancy, as well as five novels in the Cormoran Strike thriller series. The series has been adapted for television, produced by Brontë Film and Television.

About the Narrator

Robert Glenister is a British-born film and television actor best known for his role as Ash Morgan on television’s Hustle and Nicholas Blake in Spooks. His audiobook narration have won numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as a prestigious Audie Award for Best Mystery Narration.