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The Silkworm

Cormoran Strike Book 2

By Robert Galbraith

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The second book in the highly acclaimed crime fiction series by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

'Teems with sly humour, witty asides and intelligence ... A pleasure to read' TIMES

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Now a major BBC drama: The Strike series

When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, she just thinks he has gone off by himself for a few days - as he has done before - and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home.

But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realises. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were published it would ruin lives - so there are a lot of people who might want to silence him.

And when Quine is found brutally murdered in bizarre circumstances, it becomes a race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer, a killer unlike any he has encountered before . . .

A compulsively readable crime novel with twists at every turn, The Silkworm is the second in the highly acclaimed series featuring Cormoran Strike and his determined young assistant Robin Ellacott.

*** The latest book in the thrilling Strike series, LETHAL WHITE is out now! ***

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PRAISE FOR THE STRIKE SERIES:

'One of the most unique and compelling detectives I've come across in years' MARK BILLINGHAM

'The work of a master storyteller' DAILY TELEGRAPH

'Unputdownable. . . Irresistible' SUNDAY TIMES

'Will keep you up all night' OBSERVER

'A thoroughly enjoyable classic' PETER JAMES, SUNDAY EXPRESS

Biographical Notes

Robert Galbraith is a pseudonym for J.K. Rowling, bestselling author of the Harry Potter series and The Casual Vacancy. All four Strike novels, The Cuckoo's Calling, The Silkworm, Career of Evil and Lethal White, topped the national and international bestseller lists and the series has been adapted for television, produced by Brontë Film and Television.

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  • Publication date: 19 Jun 2014
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An unputdownable tale of malice and murder in a toxic literary world . . . this almost preposterously compulsive page-turner is irresistible summer reading — Sunday Times
Teems with sly humour, witty asides and intelligence ... A pleasure to read — The Times
A damn good read ... It's a book to gulp down — Telegraph
Huge credit is due to Galbraith in portraying [Strike] so vividly . . . Galbraith has pulled off a thoroughly enjoyable classic and I'm already looking forward to Strike's next outing — Peter James, Sunday Express
A superb and polished thriller . . . an ingenious whodunit — Sunday Mirror
Pacy, unputdownable . . . I can't wait for the next one — Daily Express
An enticingly macabre whodunit . . . taut and believable — Metro
You are absolutely carried along ... Well written, exciting — Front Row, BBC Radio 4
A great detective novel: sharp, immensely readable, warm-hearted but cool-headed ... populated with dozens of memorable characters — USA Today
Enthralling, not only for its twists and turns, but for the fun of the teamwork — Time Magazine
An atmospheric, propulsive narrative — Metro
An entertaining novel in which the most compelling characters are not the killer or the victim, but the detectives charged with solving the crime — New York Times
A pacy detective story . . . moreish — Independent
Fast-paced and entertaining . . . Strike has all kinds of potential. It'd be a crime not to keep up with him — Daily News
Galbraith brings flair and wit to [his] reflections on the state of contemporary publishing ... [He] takes the existing strengths of the genre and uses them as the building blocks for [his] own considerable storytelling gift, crafting books crammed with memorable characters that make irresistible reading ... There are aspects of the traditional English crime novel reaching right back to the golden age of Christie, Sayers, Allingham and Marsh ... The Cuckoo's Calling was a calling card for a series that has legs — Val McDermid, Guardian
If [Galbraith] had as much fun writing The Silkworm as I did reading it, [he] had a blast — LA Times
An absorbing puzzle with vivid characters . . . Robert Galbraith deserves the inevitable bestseller — Scotland on Sunday
An intelligent and captivating drama driven by fascinatingly real characters. This is storytelling at its very best — Heat
Bring on the next one, please ... [Galbraith] writes with wit and affection for detective-novel tradition ... and races us through a twisty plot so smoothly that you won't notice as the hours tick by — Seattle Times
The Silkworm is a deeply satisfying work of crime fiction, more complex and darker than its predecessor — The Australian
A gimlet eye for detail and beautifully crafted plot make it a delight from start to finish, and a perfect summer read — Daily Mail
A properly addictive whodunit. And in the unlikely pairing of ungainly Strike and his clever young assistant, Galbraith has created an investigative duo with spark and empathy — Financial Times
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Lethal White

Robert Galbraith
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'Hugely absorbing. . . the best Strike novel yet' SUNDAY MIRROR'Highly inventive storytelling' GUARDIAN'Outrageously entertaining' FINANCIAL TIMES 'Come for the twists and turns and stay for the beautifully drawn central relationship' INDEPENDENT'Blistering piece of crime writing' SUNDAY TIMES'Fans will love it' HEAT-----When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed, and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic.Trying to get to the bottom of Billy's story, Strike and Robin Ellacott - once his assistant, now a partner in the agency - set off on a twisting trail that leads them through the backstreets of London, into a secretive inner sanctum within Parliament, and to a beautiful but sinister manor house deep in the countryside.And during this labyrinthine investigation, Strike's own life is far from straightforward: his newfound fame as a private eye means he can no longer operate behind the scenes as he once did. Plus, his relationship with his former assistant is more fraught than it ever has been - Robin is now invaluable to Strike in the business, but their personal relationship is much, much more tricky than that . . .The most epic Robert Galbraith novel yet, LETHAL WHITE is both a gripping mystery and a page-turning next instalment in the ongoing story of Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott.-----PRAISE FOR THE STRIKE SERIES: 'One of the most unique and compelling detectives I've come across in years' MARK BILLINGHAM'The work of a master storyteller' DAILY TELEGRAPH'Unputdownable. . . Irresistible' SUNDAY TIMES'Will keep you up all night' OBSERVER'A thoroughly enjoyable classic' PETER JAMES, SUNDAY EXPRESS

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