Cormoran Strike

8 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 57,515 ratings

The Cuckoo's Calling Publisher's Summary

Now a major BBC drama: The Strike series.

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 the acclaimed first crime novel by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

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  • Book 1

    • The Cuckoo's Calling

    • Cormoran Strike, Book 1
    • By: Robert Galbraith
    • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
    • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 593
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 549
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 552

    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...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hopefully this is the first of a series

    • By Jane on 07-29-13

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Cuckoo's Calling

    • By: Robert Galbraith
    • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
    • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24,468
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22,331
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22,323

    After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: his sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unbelievable debut mystery set in London

    • By Tracey on 05-26-13

    Regular price: $29.65

  • Book 2

    • The Silkworm

    • Cormoran Strike, Book 2
    • By: Robert Galbraith
    • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
    • Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 588
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 537
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 540

    When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, she just thinks he has gone off by himself for a few days - as he has done before - and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realises. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were published it would ruin lives - so there are a lot of people who might want to silence him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great mystery with Cormoran Strike.

    • By Anne on 06-27-14

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    • The Silkworm

    • By: Robert Galbraith
    • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
    • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,881
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14,576
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14,546

    When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days - as he has done before - and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realizes. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Elizabethan Revenge Tragedy In Contemporary London

    • By Gretchen SLP on 08-24-16

    Regular price: $29.65

  • Book 3

    • Career of Evil

    • Cormoran Strike, Book 3
    • By: Robert Galbraith
    • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
    • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 314
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 296
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 291

    When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past whom he thinks could be responsible - and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good but far from the 2 first boks.

    • By Glenn on 10-30-15

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    • Career of Evil

    • By: Robert Galbraith
    • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
    • Length: 17 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,661
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11,807
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,755

    Audie Award, Mystery, 2016. When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible - and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Characters Mean Everything

    • By Charles Atkinson on 11-09-15

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  • Book 4

    • Lethal White

    • Cormoran Strike, Book 4
    • By: Robert Galbraith
    • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
    • Length: 22 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118

    When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great Cormoran and Robin story

    • By Hanna on 10-03-18

    Regular price: $27.27

    • Lethal White

    • A Cormoran Strike Novel
    • By: Robert Galbraith
    • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
    • Length: 22 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,882
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,746
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,726

    When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed, and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. Trying to get to the bottom of Billy's story, Strike and Robin Ellacott - once his assistant, now a partner in the agency - set off on a twisting trail that leads them through the backstreets of London....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best 22 hours of the last week

    • By Jennifer on 09-27-18

    Regular price: $29.65