The cuckoo's calling / Robert Galbraith.

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    • Publication Information:
      1st North American ed.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "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. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, thelegendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man."--Dust jacket.
    • Notes:
      Originally published: Great Britain : Sphere, 2013.
    • ISBN:
      9780316206846 :
      0316206849
    • Accession Number:
      2013933193
    • Accession Number:
      ocn819383765
      819383765
    • Accession Number:
      fay.378694
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      GALBRAITH, R. The cuckoo’s calling. 1st North American ed. [s. l.]: Mulholland Books, 2013. ISBN 9780316206846. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.378694. Acesso em: 21 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Galbraith R. The Cuckoo’s Calling. 1st North American ed. Mulholland Books; 2013. Accessed October 21, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.378694
    • APA:
      Galbraith, R. (2013). The cuckoo’s calling (1st North American ed.). Mulholland Books.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Galbraith, Robert. 2013. The Cuckoo’s Calling. 1st North American ed. Mulholland Books. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.378694.
    • Harvard:
      Galbraith, R. (2013) The cuckoo’s calling. 1st North American ed. Mulholland Books. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.378694 (Accessed: 21 October 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Galbraith, R 2013, The cuckoo’s calling, 1st North American ed., Mulholland Books, viewed 21 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Galbraith, Robert. The Cuckoo’s Calling. 1st North American ed., Mulholland Books, 2013. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.378694.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Galbraith, Robert. The Cuckoo’s Calling. 1st North American ed. Mulholland Books, 2013. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.378694.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Galbraith R. The cuckoo’s calling [Internet]. 1st North American ed. Mulholland Books; 2013 [cited 2020 Oct 21]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.378694

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2013 March #2

London PI Cormoran Strike's final feud with his arguably insane fiancée leaves him camping in his office, wondering how his last two clients will keep him afloat and pay for his new secretary, Robin. When a childhood acquaintance asks him to investigate his supermodel sister's apparent suicide, Strike finds a distraction from his problems that's happily attached to a check. Lula Landry was surrounded by rabid paparazzi, a drug-addled social circle, a dysfunctional adopted family, and a shifty, newly found birth mother, making suicidal despair hard to dismiss. But with Robin's surprisingly adept assistance, Strike dismantles witness statements, applying masterful deductive skills to find evidence of murder. This debut is instantly absorbing, featuring a detective facing crumbling circumstances with resolve instead of clichéd self-destruction and a lovable sidekick with contagious enthusiasm for detection. Galbraith nimbly sidesteps celebrity superficiality, instead exploring the ugly truths in Lula's six degrees of separation. Strike bears little resemblance to Jackson Brodie, but Kate Atkinson's fans will appreciate his reliance on deduction and observation along with Galbraith's skilled storytelling. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2013 April #1

Lula Landry, a celebrity model rumored to have a drug problem, falls to her death one snowy night. Even though the police rule it a suicide, Lula's brother asks struggling London PI Cormoran Strike to investigate. Cormoran knows what he's up against: the rich are famously good at blockading information sharing. Nonetheless, he and his new assistant, Robin, forge an effective partnership as they interview fashion insiders, jealous boyfriends, and dysfunctional family members. The results are devastating. Cormoran's own celebrity roots and status as a wounded veteran (he lost his leg in Afghanistan) color a fascinating tale that explores the lifestyles of the rich and the unhappy. VERDICT Laden with plenty of twists and distractions, this debut ensures that readers will be puzzled and totally engrossed for quite a spell. Galbraith's take on contemporary celebrity obsession makes for a grand beach read. It's like a mash-up of Charles Dickens and Penny Vincenzi.

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PW Reviews 2013 February #4

In a rare feat, the pseudonymous Galbraith combines a complex and compelling sleuth and an equally well-formed and unlikely assistant with a baffling crime in his stellar debut. When office temp Robin Ellacott reports for work, she's unprepared for the shabby office or the rude greeting she receives from London PI Cormoran Strike. Soon after, John Bristow arrives and asks Strike to look into the putative suicide of his adopted, mixed-race sister, supermodel Lula Landry. Strike reluctantly agrees, even though the police have concluded a high-profile investigation. A decorated Afghan vet with an artificial lower leg, Strike begins a meticulous reinvestigation that leads him into a world of celebrities and wannabes, as well as deep into Landry's sad rollercoaster life. The methodical Strike and the curious Ellacott work their way through a host of vividly drawn suspects and witnesses toward an elegant solution. Readers will hope to see a lot more of this memorable sleuthing team. Agent: Zoe King, the Blair Partnership (U.K.) (Apr.)

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