After supermodel Lula Landry—known to friends as the Cuckoo—fell from her London balcony, her death was ruled a suicide, although her brother thought differently. Now he wants private eye Cormoran Strike to find the truth; the thing is, Strike's barely hanging on. A wounded war vet who's lost his girlfriend, his business loan, and most of his client list, he's going to need some help—maybe this new temp Robin Ellacott won't be a total disaster. Yet even though his father was a rock and roll legend, Strike is not prepared for how vicious the rich and famous can be. When this 2013 thriller appeared, few people knew that the real author was J.K. Rowling, turning her hand to one of her favorite genres, the adult crime novel, and inspiring the BBC/HBO series C.B. Stike.
The Cuckoo's Calling
Author: Robert Galbraith.