The Cuckoo's Calling

The Cuckoo's Calling: Cormoran Strike Book 1

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Paperback Published on: 13/02/2014
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The Cuckoo's Calling
Thoroughly enjoyable
I loved this. Crime novels aren't usually my genre of choice, and I admit I picked this up once I knew it was written by JK Rowling, but I thoroughly enjoy... READ MORE
Gemma at Bluewater
The Cuckoo's Calling
Brilliantly Unique
I admit, I bought the book because of the true author, but I really enjoyed it. It is a gripping book with its finger on the pulse of modern culture, comme... READ MORE
Charlie Hay at Brentwood


Now a major new BBC crime 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.

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780751549256
  • Number of pages: 560
  • Weight: 385g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 154 x 36 mm

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The Cuckoo's Calling
A gripping read
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It took a while to get into, but once I had, I couldn't put it down! The story keeps you in suspense and keeps you guessing... READ MORE
The Cuckoo's Calling
This book was incredible, I loved the storyline, the suspense, the curiosity. Being a good crime fiction book it gets you thinking - makes you wonder. The ... READ MORE
The Cuckoo's Calling
Sheer brilliance
I'll admit I came to this because of the author. I loved j k Rowling's Harry Potter books but had reservations about this series as I struggled with the ca... READ MORE
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The Cuckoo's Calling
Thoroughly enjoyed this book
I have never read any of the books written by JK Rowling (honestly!) and I thoroughly enjoyed this one. It made a nice change for a female character to be... READ MORE
The Cuckoo's Calling
Worth the read.
Just finished Robert Galbraith (J K Rowling) the cuckoo's calling. Lost it a little early on but then began to enjoy it. Good ending. Sure to be a follow u... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp
The Cuckoo's Calling
Okay but doesn't win a coconut!
I quite enjoyed this book. That it was well written is a given but I thought there was something lacking. Was it that it read like a crime novel of the 50'... READ MORE
The Cuckoo's Calling
J.K.Rowling a legend
It is only now that I have read The Cuckoo's Calling that I have found out that the legend J.K Rowling has written this novel using the pseudonym Robert Ga... READ MORE
The Cuckoo's Calling
Not For Me ...
Admittedly I purchased this novel when the genuine authors name was conveniently leaked. From the outset I found this book heavy going. The central charact... READ MORE
The Cuckoo's Calling
another super adult book by jk rowling
This is a very well written detective story with excellent characters and a really well written storyline, roll on the next one.
The Cuckoo's Calling
J.K.Rowling legend
It is only now that I have read The Cuckoo's Calling that I have found out that the legend J.K Rowling has written this novel using the pseudonym Robert Ga... READ MORE
The Cuckoo's Calling
A really great crime novel
Crime novels are my favourite genre of novels, and I thought I would read this when it came out about it being by JK Rowling. I was dreading what it would ... READ MORE
The Cuckoo's Calling
I can't praise this book enough...
Set in London in the grand area of Mayfair to the backstreets of the East End to the chaos of Soho. A brilliant setting for any mystery novel and perhaps ... READ MORE
The Cuckoo's Calling
#LateReview but well worth a read
The Cuckoo’s Calling follows Cormoran Strike, a private detective as he looks into the supposed suicide of Lula Landry, a famous young model, who despite h... READ MORE
The Cuckoo's Calling
Page turner
I read a very good review of the fifth in the series and was looking for an easy and distracting read while going through a month of distressing family ill... READ MORE
Mindy Noble
The Cuckoo's Calling
Very good read
Very good read. Not drawn out. A lot of character background. Very worth a read
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The Cuckoo's Calling
Given as a present - recipient enjoyed it. Will borrow it.
Lesley Atkins
The Cuckoo's Calling
Was most enjoyable. This was the second time of reading it and I was not disappointed in any way. Thoroughly recommended.
Joan Briers
The Cuckoo's Calling
J.K Rowling is a master storyteller. Under her sudonym, she has proved to be a classy crime writer. This first book in the ‘Strike’ series is a real page t... READ MORE
Peter Walters
The Cuckoo's Calling
My favourite detective duo!
The Cuckoo's Calling is my personal favourite in the series... so far!
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Strikes the right notes
This is an impressive debut crime novel from an author better known in other genres. The main protagonists are easy to like and the plot is sufficiently t... READ MORE
Alison Milne
The Cuckoo's Calling
Breathtaking brilliant
I absolutely loved this book! It gripped me right for the start to the point were I could hardly put it down. All throughout I was trying to figure out how... READ MORE
Amy Sinclair
The Cuckoo's Calling
A gripping crime novel!
I had this book on my shelf for a LONG time before I finally got stuck in this year. All I can say is I'm sorry I left it so long. The book is fast-paced... READ MORE
Emily - The Teacher Bookworm
The Cuckoo's Calling
Strike 1
This is the first of the Cormoran Strike novels written by JK Rowling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. The story revolves around a beautiful troubled... READ MORE
The Cuckoo's Calling
A fantastic crime fiction
This book was amazing! From start to finish it gripped my attention in every chapter with its mystery making you wonder ‘who did it?’ and even getting you ... READ MORE
Joshua Grady
The Cuckoo's Calling
Falling Short of Expectations: My thoughts on 'The Cuckoo's Calling
"The Cuckoo's Calling" had a wealth of potential, but ultimately failed to deliver. At the onset, the book had me hooked with its spellbinding plot and one... READ MORE