Friday, December 13, 2013

The Cuckoo's Calling

The Cuckoo's Calling
By Robert Galbraith
Mulholland Books, 2013. 455 pgs. Mystery.

This mystery is written by J.K. Rowling using the pseudonym Robert Galbraith and I picked up the audio book after hearing about how good it was. I thought it was interesting enough and did enjoy the main character, Cormoran Strike. He is ex-military and lost is leg in Afganistan and has a failing private detective business and complicated personal life. He is losing clients when the brother to a famous supermodel hires him to refute police rulings of Lula Landry's suicide.

Each character he interviews, works with or suspects is intriguing and entertaining. The world of movie stars, musicians and models isn't like the one in  other books I have read. His assistant, Robin, also plays a great role as at first just an assistant he doesn't really want, then they become a detective team. The mystery is great because there was more of the process in talking to people and discovering clues and not necessarily the violence of other mystery books. You really did have to think on it in parts. Some of it moved slowly but it picked up again in the end. There is language throughout so just be warned.


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