The Cuckoo's Calling is a gripping  mystery that should appeal to Harry Potter fans and mystery fans alike (and if you happen to be both, this is surely a slam dunk). The book takes its inspiration from the classic hardboiled mystery genre, introducing a down-on-his-luck P.I. , Cormoran Strike. Just as his money’s about to run out, Strike is approached by supermodel Lula ‘Cuckoo’ Landry’s brother to investigate his sister’s alleged suicide. The brother is convinced that his sister was a murder victim, and now Strike must infiltrate the world of multimillionaire beauties and their assorted hangers-on, to prove Cuckoo’s brother right.


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by mXb on ‎07-30-2013 11:01 AM

How was this information revealed ?


Also now it is known, how will it affect future reviews of books by "Robert Galbraith" ?

by McBanBan on ‎07-30-2013 03:56 PM



It was leaked by an employee of the law firm representing the publisher (and Rowling, I think).  The employee told his wife's best friend in confidence. 



by SuzeFL on ‎08-02-2013 08:53 AM

So much for "in confidence", LOL!

This will no doubt show my ignorance, but I don't get the whole nom de plume thing, at all. Big turnoff. How was J.K. Rowling (a female) going to pull off book signings as "Robert Galbraith"? I've never known "Robert" to be a trans-gender name.