Winner of the 2013 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Best Mystery/Thriller
A #1 New York Times bestseller
A #1 USA Today bestseller
New York Times audio bestseller
An iBooks bestseller in Audiobooks
Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
An Oprah Magazine Pick
A Huffington Post Best Book of 2013
A Wall Street Journal bestseller
One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2013
A #1 Los Angeles Times bestseller
An Amazon Top 100 Book of 2013
A #1 Publishers Weekly bestseller
A BookRiot Pick of Best Mystery Series
Published under a pseudonym, J. K. Rowling's brilliant debut mystery introduces Detective Cormoran Strike as he investigates a supermodel's suicide in "one of the best books of the year" (USA Today).
After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, creditors are calling, and after a breakup with his longtime girlfriend, he's living in his office.
Then John Bristow walks through his door with a shocking story: His sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry -- known to her friends as the Cuckoo -- 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 the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.
You may think you know detectives, but you've never met one quite like Strike. You may think you know about the wealthy and famous, but you've never seen them under an investigation like this.
Fast-paced and sharply drawn, this dazzling detective novel inspired Strike, the BBC crime drama series that has captivated millions of viewers worldwide.
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