Author – Robert Galbraith
ISBN – 0316206846
My Rating – 2.5/5
Here is my first entry for The Eclectic Reader challenge 2015 for the category PI Crime. This is Private investigation crime novel The Cuckoo’s Calling written by Robert Galbraith. There were list of other options that came to my mind for this category, first of all was Sherlock Holmes the classic but somehow the pseudo named Author Robert Galbraith has a famous other name, which intrigued me into choosing this book. Yes JK Rowling it is. Hence I thought I ll give this book a try for the mentioned category PI Crime.
The book is about the death of a celebrity supermodel Lula Landry. The investigation is given to Cormoran Strike a private detective by Lula’s brother John Bristow. Mr Strike happens to get a new assistant for the given case, Robin. Cormoran, an Ex Army person and Robin, has a keen eye for logic and detail. They are the main characters involved in the book. Although there a few other characters in the book who add completeness to the murder mystery plot.
Mr Strike as an investigator meets all the witness of the case in person. He does not hide the fact that the case is being re investigated or who has paid him to investigate, from the witnesses. The approach was quite straight forward most of the time. Although I found some of the interrogation a little bit dragging, there were a lot of keen take away points that would be helpful in solving the case. For example, the make up artist Bryony Radford was a dyslexic person. This could be a negligible fact but at last it comes out as the main witness in the case.
Overall it was fast paced novel, mostly the second half keeps you thrilled.I enjoyed the final chapters of the book where Mr Strike reveals the murderer and intentions of the murderer. I have tried my level best not letting out any spoilers. But the revelation of the murderer came in as a shock to me too :P. Do give this book a try and find out the murderer yourself. Happy Reading !!