Monday, September 1, 2014

The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling)

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This is a mystery/detective story and was written as a debut novel for Robert Galbraith.  However, somewhere along the way, it was discovered that was a cover for J. K. Rowling.  My thoughts while reading this books were that it was a good story.  It did drag at times though, and I wish the characters had been developed a bit more.  It really seemed to find its pace towards that last third of the book.  I wouldn't say it is a MUST read, but it is a good story and if mystery is your thing, then give it a try because it is the first in a series and I hear the second one is better.  (I started it last night!)

Summary from goodreads.com:
 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.

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