The Cuckoo's Calling - Robert Galbraith

The Cuckoo's Calling

By Robert Galbraith

  • Release Date: 2013-04-30
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 6,359 Ratings


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), the first novel in the brilliant series that inspired the acclaimed HBO Max series C.B. Strike   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.


  • Excellent!!

    By Jt098
    I had a difficult time putting it down. Could not wait to have some time to start reading. I am so glad there is a second book.
  • Bloated in parts

    By MuzzB
    Some parts seem very strung out and full of unnecessary detail once you get to the conclusion. But some fun characterization and interactions.
  • Wow - wasn’t prepared to like as much as I did

    By Auggie's Man
    Was a little put-off by it being written by JK Rowling but this was SO well written, and the plot and characters outstanding. I’m going to continue with the series!
  • Ok

    By bbsfresh
    Ok story
  • The Cuckoo is Calling

    By old women reading
    I thought the book took too long to get into. Very slow.
  • Slow moving

    By DanPer224
    I had really high hopes for this book. Unfortunately it was so slow moving that I couldn’t even finish it
  • Satisfying Read

    By Giv10
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book, the writing is succinct, yet descriptive; just enough detail to allow the reader to use their own imagination. Highly recommend
  • Highly recommend this series for murder mysteries

    By Bailey Daily
    Robert (aka J.K.) knows how to give you all the clues blatantly on the page but keep you guessing at who done it and how they fit together. You’ll be engulfed at the solving of the mysteries in this series while falling in love (or hate) with the characters along the way. For those just starting the series I’ll say the first book starts slow and every book after picks up in mystery, development and gore. The most recent book in the series had me pacing and pondering every chapter while yelling at characters in the book for rookie mistakes. I recommend and gift this series to everyone! 5/5 stars!
  • Outstanding

    By Broderski
    My new favorite series. I’m totally obsessed and gift this book to all friends new to Robert Galbraith. You cannot put it down once you start. It’s so incredibly well written and fascinating to read. Cormoran Strike is a brilliant character.
  • The Cuckoos’s Calling

    By Halsterx
    Great read. Couldn’t put it down. Great characters!