When a troubled model falls to her death from a snow-covered Mayfair balcony, it is assumed that she has committed suicide. However, her brother has his doubts, and calls in private investigator Cormoran Strike to look into the case. Strike is a war veteran - wounded both physically and psychologically - and his life is in disarray. The case gives him a financial lifeline, but it comes at a personal cost: the more he delves into the young model's complex world, the darker things get - and the closer he gets to terrible danger…
A gripping, elegant mystery steeped in the atmosphere of London - from the hushed streets of Mayfair to the backstreet pubs of the East End to the bustle of Soho - The Cuckoo's Calling is a remarkable book. Introducing Cormoran Strike, this is a classic crime novel in the tradition of P. D. James and Ruth Rendell, and marks the beginning of a unique series of mysteries.
Robert Glenister has performed with both the National Theatre and the RSC. He has worked extensively on radio and television and is probably best known for his roles as Ash Morgan in the BBC's Hustle and as the Home Secretary in 5 series of Spooks.
©2013 Robert Galbraith (P)2013 Hachette Digital
"The Cuckoo's Calling reminds me why I fell in love with crime fiction in the first place." (Val McDermid)
"One of the most unique and compelling detectives I've come across in years" (Mark Billingham)
"One of the best crime novels I have ever read." (Alex Gray)
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"Superb Narration Great Detective"
A good book, did not know it was written by JK when I started.
I thought it was well written and in places really polished. I also felt it was full of stereotypes and took a long time to get to the point.
I did enjoy it and wanted to listen to it, but felt the swearing was over the top.
The narration was what really made the book for me, it was superb and brought the characters to life.
Sadly I had worked out who the villain was before all was revealed.
A good comfortable read.
"EXCELLENT CRIME THRILLER"
Very well written, good storyline. Read excellently by Robert Glenister. Really enjoyed this book.
"Great listen, highly recommended! well done J.K"
A great story well written and read
The ending is great and the beginning grabs you from the first words
This is the only book I have been unable to stop listening to constantly since being bought! Only took me two days to listen to.
Really fab job by both author and narrator please write more!
"Great Story Line"
I have read it again and find some detail that changes the perception of the story
The description of the characters presented by the other characters and their relationships, The story proceeds and the subtle changes give this such a wonderful read
The gay fashion designer Sumay, I think Robert Glenister paints the characters with a charm which makes then both believable and interesting. His understanding of the authors
writing makes the characters bring the story alive.
Very much so - I wanted to make a long journey so I could listen to the whole book.
I just loved this story, its characters and the locations which I know so well, little surprise who the author is. A wonderfully written book - can we have a sequel or a series maybe.
"Not bad at all"
slow burner come good
The steady building of the characters, I did care about them and look forward to meeting them again.
All of it! Top class.
Blood is thicker than water
Great job. First half could have been snappier but stick with it!
Just loved this book. I took this on holiday and could not stop listening to it, story superb, narrative was just right. I do hope there will be another one written soon with the same characters. You will not be disappointed.
"Can't wait for the next Strike novel."
Hooked from the very start and warmed to the characters immediately. I didn't want this book to end and ending was not a disappointment!
Robert Glenister did a great job, loved his interpretation of the characters.
"A Brilliant Audio Book"
Yes, it's a good story. Well read.
Lots of memorable moments.
The detective Strike. But Robert Glenister brings all the characters to life.
Tangled lives, twisted minds
Best audio book I've ever listened to.
"An absolute delight - so glad I didn't know before"
I will recommend this book to everyone! I am so glad that I didn't know who the real Author was, as that would have deterred me from buying. I didn't like any of J K Rawlings previous witchy wizardy stuff, and I threw Casual Vacancy away after a chapter or two, so in this instance ignorance was bliss.
I love Strike. Adore him. Want to meet him. The depth of character was superb. Really gritty. I have to admit though, my next character had to be Ghee or Guy ( the fashion designer - as I listened vs read I didn't get the spelling). That line " brush yer teeth, you're not ******* Byron" has been regurgitated over and over again by me to anyone who will listen
No, but I'm definitely going to research him right now! The book I picked to follow was a massive disappointment as the narrator wasn't a scratch on RG. So I tossed the recording after Chapter 3. couldn't bear to listen any further ("children of the revolution")
Yes.....and I tried and tried.....car, lounge, car, bed.........didn't want it to stop but was desperate to hear the end
"Wonderful combination of author and actor"
A good story with memorable and colourful characters.
Robert Glenister's acting. He is absolutely amazing and brings the book to life.
All the scenes from familiar London locales.
Even though it's a bit far fetched, I've met enough real characters in London like these in the book to help it be believable.
Please can we have another... soon?
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