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The first J. K. Rowling novel under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith is called The Cuckoo's Calling.

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.: The Cormoran Strike Novels :: The Cuckoo's Calling :.

.: Book One :: Basic Facts :.

Title: The Cuckoo's Calling

Author: Robert Galbraith (J. K. Rowling)

Release Date: April 18, 2013

Number of Pages: 464

Publisher: Sphere Books (Little, Brown & Company)

.: Book One :: Detailed Facts :.

Original Price: £7.99

ISBN Number: 9781408703991

Blurb: 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.

.: Book One :: Acclaims :.

The Daily Telegraph:

"A sharply contemporary novel full of old-fashioned virtues . . . wonderfully fresh and funny. I hope this is the inauguration of a series that lasts long enough to make Harry Potter look like a flash in the pan."

The Mail on Sunday:

"Rowling's descriptions of contemporary London are excellent."

The Sunday Times:

"Her crime debut beguilingly shows that she can renounce magic and yet be magical."


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