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The Silkworm

by Robert Galbraith

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Series: Cormoran Strike (2)

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    The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (Eowyn1)
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    Case Histories: A Novel by Kate Atkinson (keywestnan)
    keywestnan: Like Robert Galbraith, aka J.K. Rowling, Kate Atkinson excels at creating interesting, complex but believable characters in her series of novels about Jackson Brodie, a cop-turned-private detective. Case Histories is the first in the series -- not my absolute favorite but they're all really good and I think you should start at the beginning.… (more)
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I didn't enjoy this as much as the first one. The relationship between Cormoran and Robin develops rather predictably and the murder was convoluted and grotesque but not that intriguing. It was ok, another quick read. ( )
  Laurochka | Feb 6, 2016 |
I'm getting attached to reading about Cormoran Strikes antics...
I did the first 2 books consecutively

The characters are so vivid and excellent narration by Robert Glenister makes it a great read.(listen) ( )
  pennsylady | Feb 5, 2016 |
I do enjoy this series by J.K. Rowling, writing as Robert Galbraith about a decorated former military police officer now a private detective in London... made more tough by that fact that he was injured in the war and lost part of one of his legs... this novel is about a case involving the murder of a sensation-seeking novelist. As with the first Coromoran Strike (the detective) novel, the police seem to have it wrong and it is up to Strike to find the real killer. The problem with Rowling's books, though, is that they simply are too long and contain way more detail than needed, thus at time the story drags along... and in some cases, repeats itself. That said, the storytelling and detective work are good and keep the reader guessing. ( )
  Randall.Hansen | Feb 5, 2016 |
This is the second book of a series (and of course I didn't read the first one yet). Since I no longer drive for a living, this audiobook took longer but I couldn't wait to get back in the car each time and get it going. Owen Quine, a not so great writer, disappears. His wife calls in Cormoran Strike, a private detective to find him. Strike is a great character and I look forward to reading or listening to the first book and the third one as well. While the crime is horrifying, the detecting is wonderful. The narrator, Robert Glenister gets the voices right and I certainly hope he reads the rest of this series. Highly recommended. ( )
  Dianekeenoy | Jan 30, 2016 |
Her writing is compelling, and her characters and their relationships are remarkably interesting. A good popular crime novel. ( )
  sberson | Jan 26, 2016 |
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In the case of “The Silkworm,” it’s clear that two narrow genres of literature have been the source of inspiration: the old-fashioned detective story with its careful parsing of evidence; and the Jacobean play, renowned for its biting satire and dark fascination with betrayal and revenge, death and cruelty and corruption.
 

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Robert Galbraithprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Glenister, RobertNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jørgensen, Henrik HartvigNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wilson, SianCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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...blood and vengeance the scene, death the story,
a sword imbrued with blood, the pen that writes,
and the poet a terrible buskined tragical fellow,
with a wreath about his head of burning match instead of bays.

The Noble Spanish Soldier
Thomas Dekker
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To Jenkins, without whom... he knows the rest
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QUESTION
What dost thou feed on?
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Broken sleep.
Thomas Dekker, The Noble Spanish Soldier
'Someone bloody famous,' said the hoarse voice on the end of the line, 'better've died, Strike.'
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0316206873, Hardcover)

When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband 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 realizes. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were to be published, it would ruin lives-meaning that there are a lot of people who might want him silenced.

When Quine is found brutally murdered under bizarre circumstances, it becomes a race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer, a killer unlike any Strike 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.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:11:37 -0400)

When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband 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 realizes. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were to be published, it would ruin lives--meaning that there are a lot of people who might want him silenced. When Quine is found brutally murdered under bizarre circumstances, it becomes a race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer, a killer unlike any Strike has encountered before.… (more)

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