The Cuckoo's Calling
Robert Galbraith, (J.K. Rowling)
Army vet, turned private investigator, Cormoran Strike has just lost his girlfriend and is about to declare bankruptcy, when old acquaintance John Bristow walks into his office. Bristow enlists Strike to look for the murderer of his adopted sister Lula Landry, a supermodel, who months earlier had plunged to her death from her skyscraper apartment in London. Despite the evidence, Bristow refuses to believe it was a suicide. Strike takes the job and together with new assistant Robin (yes, a sidekick named Robin, though it's a female redhead who wears no capes), Strike begins to navigate the world of the rich and famous.
Robert Galbraith put together an enticing cast of characters, rich in complexity and distinct in their agendas. I would not expect otherwise, since Robert Galbraith is actually a pseudonym for none other than Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling (the cat’s been out of the bag for years on that one though, they actually reveal that fact on the back of the cover).