Cormoran Strike

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 618 ratings

The Cuckoo's Calling Publisher's Summary

The Cuckoo's Calling is a 2013 crime fiction novel by J. K. Rowling, published under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

A brilliant 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, 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.

©2013 Robert Galbraith (P)2013 Hachette Audio
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  • Book 1

    • The Cuckoo's Calling

    • Written by: Robert Galbraith
    • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
    • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163

    After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: his sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good story!

    • By Amazon Customer on 2019-02-17

    Price: CDN$ 39.85

  • Book 2

    • The Silkworm

    • Written by: Robert Galbraith
    • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
    • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96

    When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days - as he has done before - and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realizes. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 2 times in a row!

    • By carmela on 2017-09-30

    Price: CDN$ 39.85

  • Book 3

    • Career of Evil

    • Written by: Robert Galbraith
    • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
    • Length: 17 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    Audie Award, Mystery, 2016. 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Good Entry, Though My Least Favorite

    • By Gentleman Gamer on 2018-09-19

    Price: CDN$ 39.23

  • Book 4

    • Lethal White

    • A Cormoran Strike Novel
    • Written by: Robert Galbraith
    • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
    • Length: 22 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 238
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237

    When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed, and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. Trying to get to the bottom of Billy's story, Strike and Robin Ellacott - once his assistant, now a partner in the agency - set off on a twisting trail that leads them through the backstreets of London....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Consistently excellent writing and narration

    • By Liz on 2018-09-21

    Price: CDN$ 37.16