“A classic English crime mystery steeped in the atmosphere of London “
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
I’m not a big fan of crime fiction, and I have to admit that before J.K Rowling was exposed as Robert Galbraith, I had no desire to read the Cuckoo’s Calling and actually hadn’t even heard of it. So yes, I’m one of the bandwaggoners, because I really am a huge fan of hers, but despite it sitting on my shelf for a few weeks, I have only just got around to reading it.
If a book can be judged on its readability and the likeability of its characters, then the Cuckoo’s Calling really is a winner. Cormoran Strike is ex-army, a private detective running a failing business and trying to control his failing life when he is called in to investigate an apparent suicide. On the way he picks up an efficient temp, Robin, who he neither wants nor has time for, and a whole lot of trouble.