After J.K. Rowling was revealed to be the true author of The Cuckoo’s Calling, printers couldn’t churn copies of this book out fast enough. Almost no bookstore could keep it in stock, and it was almost impossible to order in. Finally, our fantastic General Books manager was able to pull it in, and the Book Table now carries this New York Times #1 best seller!
A brilliant debut 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.
Introducing Cormoran Strike, this is the acclaimed first crime novel by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.
***Please keep in mind that The Cuckoo’s Calling was not written for children; it is a novel written for adults, and as such may contain language and sensitive material unsuitable for young readers.***