The Silkworm

The Silkworm: Cormoran Strike Book 2

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Paperback Published on: 29/01/2015
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The Silkworm
The 2nd crime novel from JK Rowling!
For my money, these mysteries are the best work of her career – and with her statement at Harrogate that she wants the series to run far past ten books, i... READ MORE
Joseph Knobbs


Now a major BBC drama  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. And when Quine is found brutally murdered in bizarre circumstances, it becomes a race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer, a killer unlike any Strike has encountered before...  A compulsively readable crime novel with twists at every turn, The Silkworm is the second in the highly acclaimed series featuring Cormoran Strike and his determined young assistant Robin Ellacott. This is the acclaimed second crime novel by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. The novels in the series so far are, in order: Cuckoo's Calling, The Silkworm, Career of Evil and 2018's Lethal White.

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780751549263
  • Number of pages: 592
  • Weight: 404g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 44 mm

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The Silkworm
I love this series of books. They are written brilliantly with excellent characters. I won't go into plots except to say that this continues the relations... READ MORE
Book collector
The Silkworm
My first Galbraith book
I haven't read the first book in the series, but as with many crime novels, that didn't matter. I got enough of an introduction to the characters to unders... READ MORE
Ailsa F
The Silkworm
A very enjoyable read
It was with curiosity, fondness and indeed excitement that I commenced reading The Silkworm by JK Rowling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. Cormoran S... READ MORE
The Silkworm
Another great read from a brilliant story teller. I thoroughly recommend it.
Peter Walters
The Silkworm
good satire
this was meant to be humor, right?
John Money
The Silkworm
A bit of a let down
Not as good as the first book. Rather boring and drawn out. Nothing really gripping in the story.
Pauline McMinn
The Silkworm
Wonderful book!!!
The Silkworm
Disturbing case, brilliant!
The second case brings a very gruesome murder scene, wouldn't recommend to those with a vivid imagination and a weak stomach. A great book!
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