The Cuckoo's Calling

The Cuckoo's Calling

After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, 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 t After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Then...

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Title:The Cuckoo's Calling
Author:Robert Galbraith
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:The Cuckoo's Calling
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:456 pages pages

The Cuckoo's Calling Reviews

  • Namratha
    Jul 19, 2013
    A first-time author who goes by the unassuming name of Robert Galbraith comes out with a mystery novel called The Cuckoo?s Calling . The book receives favourable reviews and is wholeheartedly accepted by the fraction of the populace that reads it. And then (and this I borrow fr...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Jul 10, 2016
    The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike #1), J.K. Rowling, Robert Galbraith The Cuckoo's Calling is a 2013 crime fiction novel by J. K. Rowling, published under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. It is the first novel in the Cormoran Strike series of detective novels and was fo...
  • Alejandro
    Jul 19, 2013
    I like detective novels and I am a fan of J.K. Rowling, so when I found out that this "Robert Galbraith" was a pseudonym of Rowling, I thought that it was the perfect combination of elements that I have to read the book as soon as possible. I have to admit that in good amo...
  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    Oct 16, 2013
    This novel begins slowly. I actually almost put it down but then I thought it's JK Rowling-give it a chance. Cormoran Strike is a down on his luck private detective. He has a famous father who he has no contact with, his live in girlfriend and he split up, he is living in his of...
  • Nataliya
    Jul 20, 2013
    ?He had never been able to understand the assumption of intimacy fans felt with those they had never met.? I'll venture a guess that J.K.Rowling is not a stranger to this feeling. Propelled to household-name fame for her lovely gift of imagination, she gets to experience th...
  • Jane Stewart
    Aug 02, 2013
    Dull & tedious. I was frustrated with the style of writing. There?s no action. It?s all conversation. I wanted it to be over. COURTROOM STYLE CONVERSATIONS - TELLING NOT SHOWING: Private eye Strike is investigating a death. Throughout the book Strike has long conversations ...
  • Ships
    May 05, 2013
    For me 5 stars, I stumbled on this by accident and glad I did.. Strike ia a Cornish ex-military policemen, based in London, at a very low point in his life, Strike is sinking fast. I loved his clever, sharp stubborn character, especially the prickly ebb and flow relationship with hi...
  • Jon
    Jul 13, 2013
    Check out Scott Reads It! for reviews, giveaways, & more! When it was revealed that J.K. Rowling had written a novel under the pseudonym, Robert Galbraith; I knew I had to read it. Rowling filled my childhood with magic, intrigue, and beauty with her Harry Potter series so I...
  • Jason
    Jul 13, 2013
    UPDATE 2: This is my final review of the book. Most of what I included in my preemptive thoughts is here, so you don't have to read this whole... thing. Potential television series title #21: LONDON STRIKE Alright, let?s address the hippogriff in the room: finding out th...
  • Emily May
    Jul 21, 2013
    Feb 3rd 2014 - Extra things you should know: 1) This is a negative review. If you are looking for reviews that confirm what you are already certain of (that JKR can do no wrong) here are some examples of positive reviews for you - 1, 2, 3. 2) I used some Mary Poppins gifs to make m...
  • Tomoe Hotaru
    Jul 16, 2013
    16 Jul' 2013 Full confession: Pfft yeah, I totally did grab this after I heard it was written by JK Rowling? Mostly because I hadn't even heard of this book prior to the news. But the blurb itself makes it sound like my type of novel on a cold, rainy day...
  • Susan
    May 31, 2013
    This is a wonderfully entertaining new crime debut, which although it contains nothing amazingly original, works really well. Firstly, there is the main character, Cormoran Strike - a wounded war veteran, with a troubled past, damaged love life and financial woes, which see him sleepin...
  • Alex is The Romance Fox
    Nov 23, 2013
    I?m about to reveal my secret!!!!!!!! I have purchased lots and lots of Harry Potter?s books ? you know the time that every small and big kid wanted one?.well, I gave them out as birthday and Christmas presents?.but me?. I haven?t read any of them?.though my son devoure...
  • Jane Walker
    Jun 17, 2013
    I'm a bit puzzled by the rave reviews. It's okay, but a fairly run-of-the-mill detective story. A private eye with a silly name solves a murder mystery, and there is a long exposition at the end of the how and why. The characters are quite well drawn, and the writing is compe...
  • Gail
    May 07, 2013
    Two words for this: simply stunning. Cormoran Strike is my new hero. What an absolutely fantastic character Robert Galbraith has created. I just love everything about him, his size, his lovely caring attitude and his fearless quest to uncover the truth of the apparent suicide of Lul...
  • Mohammed Arabey
    Jul 14, 2013
    Meet Cormoran's First Strike.. His first 'Mystery' which haunt me from the early beginning, even the epigraph. Why were you born when the snow was falling? You should have come to the cuckoo?s calling, It starts When snow was falling..and a 'Cuck...
  • Robin (Bridge Four)
    Jul 19, 2015
    Sale Alert: Kindle Deal Nov 1, 2020 $2.99 After reading The Casual Vacancy I had decided that I probably wouldn?t read any of her adult fiction books. I didn?t expect it to be like Harry Potter but I really wasn?t expecting it to be more of a character study and it was really ...
  • K. Elizabeth
    Jul 22, 2017
    DNF Ah, come on. Why couldn't I just enjoy a different series written by J.K. Rowling? I was really expecting to love this, which may be why I pretty much came to hate it. Or, at least I think so. What I'm trying to say is that my expectations were really high. I mean, rea...
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    Oct 25, 2016
    1.) The Cuckoo's Calling ???? 2.) The Silkworm ??? -------------------------------------------------- SO GOOD. I literally had NO IDEA who the killer was until the very end. Jo is such a clever woman! 1.) The Cuckoo's Calling ???? 2.) The Silkworm ...
  • Jayson
    Jan 25, 2014
    (B+) 79% | Good Notes: A prototype yet to find its footing; its complex, interview-heavy plot poker-faces all clues until a bursting end reveal. ...
  • Warda
    Nov 29, 2015
    Book, I'm sorry I ever doubted you. Wow! This exceeded my expectations. I absolutely loved it! Why I was hesitant about it in the first place, I don't know, but I wasn't expecting to enjoy it as much as I have. Such a fantastic start to a crime series I know I'l...
  • Philip
    Jun 10, 2017
    3.5ish stars. Far from perfect, but far from awful. Despite its many faults it's never less than highly readable and fluid. It's never particularly pulse-pounding but it somehow always held my attention. It honestly isn't twisty or suspenseful enough for me. It&apo...
  • Melindam
    Mar 24, 2017
    I admit that I am not a great fan of contemporary detective fiction. I find most books are too grim, even perverted with gratuitous violence, or unnecessarily long-winded with too much forced, fake-philosophical contemplation from detectives instead of actual action. So I am happy t...
  • Kai
    Apr 02, 2015
    Fun fact: Robert Galbraith was a scientist who did experiments on humans to advance gay conversion therapy...and JKR thought it was a *great* idea to use that as her pen name. Oh, something else that needs to be mentioned: trans lives matter. ...
  • Diane Wallace
    Mar 26, 2015
    Enjoyable read! good detective work,action pact,little mysterious and some interesting storyline..the only negative about this book-the plot was slow to get into but picked up eventually..nice ending which only leads to this story continuing..can't wait to see what happen in book#...
  • Reading Corner
    Nov 30, 2015
    For me, this book didn't stand out especially in this genre. The plot wasn't very interesting and I only really found it exciting towards the last hundred pages. The best bit for me was the characters as I loved how well they were developed and how they interacted with others...
  • megs_bookrack
    Jul 13, 2017
    Cormoran, Cormoran, Cormoran. I'm not sure if it is Cormoran the character, or Cormoran the narrator for the audiobooks, that I love so much, but either way, I'm in love. Robert Glenister's voice IS Cormoran, it's just absolute perfection. This sto...
  • Crumb
    May 16, 2018
    A hard-boiled mystery about the suspicious suicide of a supermodel and a curmudgeon as the detective, who delves into the underground world of the rich and famous, daring to ask questions no one else will. This was the first book I've ever...wait for it... read by J.K. Rowling ...
  • Amalia Gkavea
    Sep 25, 2020
    ??Why were you born when the snow was falling? You should have come to the Cuckoo?s calling, Or when grapes are green in the cluster, Or, at least, when lithe swallows muster For their far off flying From summer dying. Why did you die when the Lambs were cr...
  • ❄️BooksofRadiance❄️
    Apr 10, 2018
    Oh, wow. I?m speechless. I am speechless at how bad this was. The only thing that kept me from quitting altogether was the characters. The only two, to be precise. I was more interested in Strike and Robin?s personal lives than that sorry excuse for a mystery plot. Th...