The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)
Blaise says: I don’t consider myself a “mystery reader” but every once in a while I will pick one up, usually to put it down again as I end up being annoyed with the plot or the characters. This mystery, however, kept me intrigued. The main characters were well-drawn and the mystery was actually a mystery! I’m excited to have started a series that I plan to keep reading, as the author writes them!
Catalog Summary: 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.
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The Silkworm by Robert Gailbraith (the sequel to The Cuckoo’s Calling)
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