Tuesday, 1 April 2014

The Cuckoo's Calling

The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith aka JK Rowling

Really enjoyed this book. It's a proper old fashioned detective novel. Cormoran Strike's a bit of a cliche - embittered private detective, down on his luck, sleeping in his office, gruff, scruffy, but good at his job if only he had some clients. The temping agency send him a young woman who's only supposed to be there a week but turns out to show proper initiative as well as tact. Strike's asked to reinvestigate the apparent suicide of a top model - her brother thinks it was murder. 

It's a long book, there's not a big pile up of bodies but lots of interviews with witnesses and gradually Strike pieces together what the police had missed. I really enjoyed it, couldn't put it down, and am very much hoping there'll be more books about this character.

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