• British,  Crime fiction

    Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

    Career of Evil is the third on the Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott series by Robert Galbraith – pseudonym for Harry Potter’s author J.K Rowling – set in London in 2011. This time the plot follows Strike and Robin when she is sent a severed leg via courier, a package that she mistook for cameras for her upcoming wedding to uptight fiancé Matthew. However, it is made clear while opening the package that the criminal wants to hurt Strike and Robin is just the means to get to him. The severed leg coincides with other crimes around London that see youg women killed and carved up by an unknown male…

  • British,  Crime fiction

    The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)

    Last year I was lucky enough to get a review copy of The Cuckoo’s Calling barely a month after it was revealed that Robert Galbraith was actually J.K. Rowling. Earlier this year, when news came out that a new installment on the series was due in June, I contacted Little Brown and they kindly added me to their review copies list for The Silkworm. Thank you, Clara, for both review copies. From Goodreads: When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days—as he has done before—and she wants…

  • British,  Crime fiction

    The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

    When I first heard that J.R Rowling had published The Cuckoo’s Calling, a detective novel under a pseudonym and I checked it, I was not very keen on reading it. But then, why not? I focus on crime fiction and after the secret was revealed a lot of people who do not usually read crime fiction would read The Cuckoo’s Calling. So, I asked for a review copy and the publisher kindly sent me a gorgeous paperback edition. From Goodreads: 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, and creditors are calling.…