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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"Great start to a series that I hope will never end"
I loved the world that the author creates, the descriptions of characters & places allows a vivid image of the world of Strike to build & stays with you.
I love Robyn & Cormoran - as individuals & their interactions.
Yes - happily
I loved this book so much that I went out immediately & purchased the audio book of the second book 'The Silkworm' & devoured that next. I can't wait for the third book to come out this autumn.
"First audio book"
This was my first audiobook and I really loved it - great story but the narrator robert glinester made the story riveting.
Absolutely briĺiant book. Great story read beautifully. Characters had depth and were interesting. The plot was thrilling and I couldn't wait to find out the conclusion. I am looking forward to listening to book two.
"A Hard Listen"
A good story but so much build up. I suppose it works in the end but difficult to see how at times. Some chapters really are un required
I will be following the series. I like the characters & it is easy listening with enough... but not too complicated plot.
"Another amazing JK book. I enjoyed every minute!"
Love it. This and the follow up book are great. Both have great twists at the end, the storyline is so clever. I can't recommend them enough.
"couldn't put it down"
loved it, it was very enjoyable. good voice actting, enjoyed the twist at the end.
"Good well constructed read,I wait for more"
Excellent voice. great plot, never boring.
I like the people they feel real and able to move in various different parts of society from rich to poor, they are flawed but coping. The story line was really good not shock horror but true detective stuff, this is a book you enjoy to read and I will be happy to read everyone he publishes.
Its the reader that makes a book really good to listen to and Mr Glenister has the voice to do that.
Decent man doing a decent job despite his damn leg, thank god he has a good woman by his side, together they can sort this mess out.
"trickles along nicely..."
relaxing listen with an array of varying characters. Love Phillip Glenisters narration abd all the dubious accents.....
"Gripping to the end"
A wonderfully well written and
exquisitely narrated book - 15 hrs and 5 parts - but oh so fab. Loved it! I'm definitely going to look for more by both author and narrator.
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