The Cuckoo's Calling is a 2013 crime fiction novel by J. K. Rowling, published under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. A brilliant mystery in a classic vein: Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel's suicide. 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. You may think you know detectives, but you've never met one quite like Strike. You may think you know about the wealthy and famous,
but you've never seen them under an investigation like this. When a troubled model falls to her death from a snow-covered Mayfair balcony, it is assumed that she has committed suicide. However,
her brother has his doubts, and calls in private investigator Cormoran Strike to look into the case. Strike is a war veteran - wounded both physically and psychologically - and his life is in disarray. The case gives him a financial lifeline,
but it comes at a personal cost: the more he delves into the young model's complex world, the darker things get - and the closer he gets
to terrible danger . . . A gripping, elegant mystery steeped in the atmosphere of London - from the hushed streets of Mayfair to the backstreet pubs of the
East End to the bustle of Soho - The Cuckoo's Calling is a remarkable book. Introducing Cormoran Strike, this is a classic crime novel
in the tradition of P. D. James and Ruth Rendell, and marks the beginning of a unique series of mysteries.
Novela policíaca ambientada en Londres - El libro fue publicado en abril 2013 recibiendo muy buenas críticas - Solo ahora se ha dada a conocer que el autor Robert Galbraith es el seudónimo de J. K. Rowling, que de esta forma publica su segunda novela para adultos.
Después de perder su pierna de una mina terrestre en Afganistán, Cormoran Strike apenas sobrevive como investigador privado; le queda un solo cliente y los acreedores lo acosan. Por si fuera poco, acaba de romper con su novia y vive en la oficina.
Pero entonces llega John Bristow, que le pide investigar la muerte de su hermana, la supermodelo Lula Landry. La policía cree que Lula se suicidó tirándose de un balcón de un edificio del barrio londindense de Mayfair, pero John lo duda. Strike se sumerge en el mundo de bellezas multimillonarias, novias de estrellas de rock y diseñadores desesperados, mundo que le presenta todas las variedades del placer conocidas por el hombre, la seducción, y el engaño.