Welcome to Wish-List Wednesday! Every Wednesday I will tell you about the books, series or book related things that are highest on my wish-list.
For this week I have chosen The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith, aka JK Rowling.
The Cuckoo’s Calling:
It was published April 30th 2013.
A brilliant debut 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, the legendary 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.
Even though I don’t know much about this book it goes on my Wish-List mainly because JK Rowling wrote it (I will read anything by her because of the Harry Potter series. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was the first book I read in full length, both in Icelandic and English). I still have not read Rowling’s Casual Vacancy, but that will be done soon so this one will hopefully be read soon after that.