The Cuckoo's Calling is a 2013 crime fiction novel by J. K. Rowling, published under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.
A brilliant 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.
©2013 Robert Galbraith (P)2013 Hachette Audio
I really enjoyed this book. The narration and the writing were excellent and I really want more of these characters.
An excellent and smartly written mystery. I enjoyed every minute. The plot for me was secondary to the many interesting and well written characters.
The story was absolutely amazing, the characters well-rounded and entertaining, and Robert Glenister really BECAME the narrator. I forgot that I was listening to him reading aloud and was able to really lose myself in the story.
I absolutely loved this book and will listen to it again and again.
Just a simple girl living the simple life. Nothing is complicated when the power of imagination leads the way. Close your eyes & just listen
I've listened to same narrator and he's among my top 5 so it was a no-brainer to download this one. All I needed after that was a good, gritty story with characters you either love or hate, a great plot, twists, humor.........and then the book was over before I was ready for it to end! I loved Strike's character, as well as Robin's, his 'temp' girl Friday that weaved them together as a team. Don't ask Wha? just ask WHEN will the next one come out???
Yes, intriguing. I thought it was one person but ended up being completely wrong.
Loved the British accents. I find my best reads are read this way.
I was bogged down by the recapping of the story every so often in the book. I don't expect that in a book. I think the reader should be able to keep up with the story. I thought the recapping was unnecessary.
The story was okay, but not anything outstanding. If it was not written by a know author, i would not have listened to it. Not sure if I would listen to another story with these characters.
Story and narration were good. The story held my interest throughout and I was just disappointed with the quick ending, would like the character to be taken farther....maybe there will be a sequel??
I enjoyed the narrator, he did a good job.
I really liked this book. I immediately wanted more. Would make a great series. The main characters are all interesting. They were developed well, but you could see it go so much further.
Excellent narration as well.
Retired teacher then social worker living in Spain.. have three grown up children 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Definitely the Narrator, brilliant rendition
No particular moment, the whole book is memorable
Robert Glenister is my new hero, I will purchase any books that he has narrated
An excellent story, believable characters made more so by the excellent portrayal of them by the narrator Robert Glenister. Will listen to it over and over again, just in case I missed something first time around.
I loved listening to the narrator in this story. His interpretation of the voice of the characters continually engaged me in the book. I enjoyed the story and found I was quite sympathetic to the protagonist.
The story and and narrator are different, but the narrator of Gone Girl was just as compelling as this narrator.
I liked this and only listened to it b/c of the author. I do love a good mystery but rarely is that my audio book of choice. Story is well written. The narrator is great, I loved hearing him tell me this story and would listen again.
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