By Robert Galbraith
A amazing debut secret in a vintage vein: Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel's suicide.
After wasting his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is simply scraping by way of as a personal investigator. Strike is right down to one consumer, and collectors are calling. He has additionally simply damaged up together with his longtime female friend and resides in his office.
Then John Bristow walks via his door with an grand tale: His sister, thelegendary stick insect Lula Landry, identified to her buddies because the Cuckoo, famously fell to her loss of life a number of months prior. The police governed it a suicide, yet John refuses to think that. The case plunges Strike into the area of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and determined designers, and it introduces him to each number of excitement, enticement, seduction, and fantasy recognized to man.
You might imagine you recognize detectives, yet you've by no means met one particularly like Strike. you might imagine you recognize in regards to the filthy rich and well-known, yet you've by no means visible them less than an research like this.
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