Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith

The Cuckoo's CallingThe Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is a great beginning to a series. It has all the elements that I love; set in London; a detective and an over eager accidental assistant. Just give them a mystery and they will solve it.

Cormoran Strike is ex army, was in Afghanistan and has left there because he was in an accident where he lost a leg. He is also the illegitimate son of a rocker and a groupy mother. He has only met his father rocker twice in his life.

Cormoran is down to the last of his money and his fiance' has broken it off and he is living in his dumpy office. A new temp girl arrives (who he doesn't want and can't afford) but has a contract with the agency so really has no choice. Add to that the fact that he doesn't have any cases at the moment and the whole thing seems weird and unnecessary.

Soon a call comes from John Bristoe, the brother of a schoolmate who had died when they were young and Cormoran is hired to investigate the death of his sister.

A very satisfying read and I am looking forward to the next installment of this series.

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