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The Cuckoo's Calling


When a troubled model falls to her death from a snow-covered Mayfair balcony, it is assumed that she has committed suicide. However, her brother has ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.201
ralph r

very good book

by ralph r on Sep 2, 2014

This is one of the better books I have read in a long time. Knowing who the real author is made is easier to critique.


Brings back the classic PI tale

by Marcia on Aug 22, 2014

I'm a big mystery reader but only of well-written ones and I favor the old-time lone man or woman doing the legwork. I was skeptical of J.K. Rowling's ability to pull this off, talented as she is, but in a totally different genre, but she does it! Her PI is full-dimensional, a character you care about and he's trying to solve a mystery in London that pulls you in. Full-bodied characters, wit, careful plotting and a satisfying ending. What more can we ask for?

Danielle  F

Good book

by Danielle F on May 9, 2014

This book has a really good story to it, but there are a lot of moments while I was reading that I thought "Oh geez, yes this is definitely J.K. Rowling because it's so wordy" (For those of you that aren't aware Robert Galbraith is a pseudonym J.K. Rowling used) Other than some wordy parts that made it sluggish it was a great story.



by abooth33 on Oct 11, 2013



Well written but follows the formula

by Beatrice on Aug 20, 2013

J.K. Rowling is a very good, literate writer but the book disappointed because it followed the well worn formula of the private eye who can't pay the rent, the unexpectedly interesting temp secretary who shows up, a wealthy new client who drops in out of nowhere. Plus, it relied on glitz to pull you in -- fashion models who make 10 million a year, high end fashion designers, rich corrupt movie producers and their empty wives, gorgeous clothes and apartments -- all 2 dimensional stuff. It's entertaining but I hope the author's next book in the series uses more interesting characters.

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