The Cuckoo's Calling
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The Cuckoo's Calling


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.

Title:The Cuckoo's Calling
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:455 pages

    The Cuckoo's Calling Reviews

  • Emily May
    Jul 21, 2013

    Feb 3rd 2014 - Extra things you should know: 1) This is a negative review. If you are looking for reviews that confirm what you are already certain of (that JKR can do no wrong) here are some examples...

  • Jane Stewart
    Aug 02, 2013

    Dull & tedious. I was frustrated with the style of writing. There’s no action. It’s all conversation. I wanted it to be over.COURTROOM STYLE CONVERSATIONS - TELLING NOT SHOWING:Private eye Strike ...

  • Jason Lalljee
    Jul 13, 2013

    UPDATE 2: This is my final review of the book. Most of what I included in my preemptive thoughts is here, so you don't have to read this whole... thing. Potential television series title #21: LONDON S...

  • Mohammed Arabey
    Jul 14, 2013

    أولي تحقيقات كورموران سترايكفي رواية ستـأسـرك من مشهد البدايةبالنسبة لي فقد أعادت ذكري حادث مثلها احزنني جدا...

  • Susan
    May 31, 2013

    This is a wonderfully entertaining new crime debut, which although it contains nothing amazingly original, works really well. Firstly, there is the main character, Cormoran Strike - a wounded war vete...

  • Namratha
    Jul 19, 2013

    A first-time author who goes by the unassuming name of Robert Galbraith comes out with a mystery novel called The Cuckoo’s Calling . The book receives favourable reviews and is wholeheartedly accep...

  • Nataliya
    Jul 20, 2013

    “He had never been able to understand the assumption of intimacy fans felt with those they had never met.” I'll venture a guess that J.K.Rowling is not a stranger to this feeling. Propelled to ho...

  • Mohammed Arabey
    Jul 14, 2013

    Meet Cormoran Strike..on BBCTom Burke, he's hot but I'll miss picturing him as Hugh Jackman :)His first 'Mystery' which haunt me from the early beginning,even the epigraph. Why were you born when the ...

  • Raeleen Lemay
    Jul 14, 2013

    SOLID.It was a bit too long for my taste (I feel like it could have had a little less dialogue and such), but I really liked the characters! Strike and Robin all day....

  • Alejandro
    Jul 19, 2013

    I like detective novels and I am a fan of J.K. Rowling, so when I found out that this "Robert Galbraith" was a pseudonym of Rowling, I thought that it was the perfect combination of elements that I ha...

About Robert Galbraith

Robert Galbraith

This is a pseudonym for J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series and The Casual Vacancy. NOTE: There is more than one author with this name on Goodreads. Robert Galbraith - Marine BiologistRowling was born to Peter James Rowling, a Rolls-Royce aircraft engineer, and Anne Rowling (née Volant), on 31 July 1965 in Yate, Gloucestershire, England, 10 miles (16 km) northeast of Bristol. Her