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Career of evil

Career of evil

Galbraith, Robert, author

When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible - and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality. With the police focusing on the one suspect Strike is increasingly sure is not the perpetrator, he and Robin take matters into their own hands, and delve into the dark, twisted worlds of the other three men. But as more horrendous acts occur, time is running out for the two of them

Book. English. Crime. Detective and mystery stories.
Published London: Sphere, 2016
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Details

Statement of responsibility: Robert Galbraith
ISBN: 0751563595, 9780751563597
Note: Originally published: 2015.
Physical Description: 579 pages ; 20 cm.
Series: A Cormoran Strike novel
Subject: Strike, Cormoran (Fictitious character) Fiction.
Series Title: Cormoran Strike novel.

Author note

Robert Galbraith's highly acclaimed novel The Cuckoo's Calling was an international number one bestseller, garnering praise from critics and crime fans alike. The second and third novels in the series, The Silkworm and Career of Evil, also topped the bestseller charts. Robert Galbraith's Cormoran Strike series is currently being adapted for a major new television series for BBC One, produced by Brontë Film and Television.

Robert Galbraith is a pseudonym of J.K. Rowling, bestselling author of the Harry Potter series and The Casual Vacancy.

Reviews

Quirkily different... let's hope the sardonic Strike is here to stay
Independent||The denouement is violent, unexpected and satisfying . . . [an] entertaining novel
The Times||Fans of the intrepid duo are in for some shocks . . . as readable and exciting as ever
Daily Telegraph||A page-turner with legs that will keep you up all night
Observer||Strike and Robin are just as magnetic as ever
New York Times||A confident hold on a deliriously clever plot
Guardian||Thoroughly enjoyable
Mail on Sunday||Criminally good stuff
Sun||[A] smart and addictive thriller
Sunday Mirror||A book that abounds with ideas
Scotland on Sunday||This one gripped
Evening Standard||Oozes atmosphere . . . a rollicking good story
Metro||The real joy of this series comes from the originality of the characters
Morning Star||Robert Galbraith . . . again demonstrates that rare, inexplicable and indefinable gift: once started, one simply can't put [his] books down
Literary Review||Strike is a compelling creation . . . this is terrifically entertaining stuff
Irish Times