The Cuckoo's Calling - Robert Galbraith

Humans often assumed symmetry and equality where none existed.

The Cuckoo's Calling is a detective novel by J.K. Rowling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, first published in 2013. This book is the first of the writer's detective series and introduces us to Cormoran Strike, a war veteran who's working as a private investigator. Business was going badly when a client came to Strike's office and asked for his help to find the murderer of his adopted sister, a famous model. At the same time, Robin Ellacott, a bright young woman started working as his temporary secretary. Together, they worked to discover the truth behind the tragic death of Lula Landry, the model.

This book offers an interesting and clever detective story à la Sherlock Holmes or Hercule Poirot. Strike and Robin, each show what they can do to get to the bottom of the case. It is captivating to see them struggling to get around people with higher social status who hold the key to the case.

This book is quite lengthy. There are so many side dramas and plotlines. Some are unfinished, clearly indicating that the writer keeps them for the next books. If you like your detective stories with a sprinkle of romance and social intricacies, you'll like this book a lot. If not, you may find some part of this book quite boring to follow.


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The Cuckoo's Calling
Robert Galbraith
First Published
April 18, 2013