The Resource The Cuckoo's Calling, Robert Galbraith

The Cuckoo's Calling, Robert Galbraith

Label
The Cuckoo's Calling
Title
The Cuckoo's Calling
Statement of responsibility
Robert Galbraith
Title variation
cuckoos calling
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Working as a private investigator after losing his leg in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike takes the case of a legendary supermodel's suspicious suicide and finds himself in a world of multi-millionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, desperate designers and hedonist pursuits
  • "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, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing 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."--Jacket
Member of
Summary
Private investigator Cormoran Strike has a day he'll not soon forget. The 35-year-old, who lost a leg in Afghanistan, spends the night in his bare-bones London office after a relationship-ending fight with his girlfriend. That morning, he sports a cut on his face (she threw an ashtray) as he rushes out the door, barreling into a new temp secretary he can't afford, almost sending her down a staircase. The forgiving temp, Robin, quickly proves useful when they get a case: a famous young model supposedly jumped from the top of her penthouse apartment, but her brother believes she was murdered. Entering the realm of the mega-rich, Strike and Robin question celebrities and fashionistas, trying to uncover the truth in a beautifully written book that was pseudonymously written by none other than J.K. Rowling. - Description by Dawn Towery
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery or Thriller, 2013.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10176795
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Galbraith, Robert
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
LC call number
PR6068.O93
LC item number
C83 2013
Literary form
fiction
NLM call number
Fiction
NLM item number
G148c 2013
Reading level
6.7
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
A Cormoran Strike novel
Series volume
0001
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Afghan War (2001- )
  • Private investigators
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Murder
  • Suicide
  • Murder
  • Private investigators
  • Veterans
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
The Cuckoo's Calling, Robert Galbraith
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn819383765
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
455 pages
Isbn
9780316330169
Lccn
2013933193
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)819383765
Label
The Cuckoo's Calling, Robert Galbraith
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn819383765
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
455 pages
Isbn
9780316330169
Lccn
2013933193
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)819383765

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