Cormoran Strike

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 50,072 ratings

The Cuckoo's Calling Publisher's Summary

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
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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 559
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 516
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 519

    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 22,037
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20,065
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20,073

    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 546
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 501
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 503

    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
    • The second in this series did not disappoint

    • By Jane on 07-10-14

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Silkworm

    • By: Robert Galbraith
    • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
    • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14,832
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,586
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,563

    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
    • Made Alligator Alley fly by

    • By Tracey on 06-26-14

    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 284
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 268
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264

    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

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Career of Evil

    • By: Robert Galbraith
    • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
    • Length: 17 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,814
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11,019
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,967

    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

    Regular price: $29.65