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Troubled Blood

by Robert Galbraith

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Series: Cormoran Strike (5)

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Fiction. Literature. Mystery. Thriller. HTML:In the epic fifth installment in this ‚??compulsively readable‚?Ě (People) series, Galbraith‚??s ‚??irresistible hero and heroine‚?Ě (USA Today) take on the decades-old cold case of a missing doctor, one which may be their grisliest yet.
Private Detective Cormoran Strike is visiting his family in Cornwall when he is approached by a woman asking for help finding her mother, Margot Bamborough‚??who went missing in mysterious circumstances in 1974.
 
Strike has never tackled a cold case before, let alone one forty years old. But despite the slim chance of success, he is intrigued and takes it on; adding to the long list of cases that he and his partner in the agency, Robin Ellacott, are currently working on. And Robin herself is also juggling a messy divorce and unwanted male attention, as well as battling her own feelings about Strike.
 
As Strike and Robin investigate Margot‚??s disappearance, they come up against a fiendishly complex case with leads that include tarot cards, a psychopathic serial killer and witnesses who cannot all be trusted. And they learn that even cases decades old can pro
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927 pages. Really? I liked this series when the books were under 500 pages, already quite long for detective mysteries, but this length is ridiculous.
  Abcdarian | May 18, 2024 |
Apparently I forgot to review this after I listened to it. I can only say I know I liked it. 5/6/2024 ( )
  TraSea | May 6, 2024 |
Private detective Cameron Strike is visiting his family in Cornwall when he is approached by a woman asking for help finding her mother, Margot Bamborough-who went missing in mysterious circumstances in 1974.
Strike has never tackled a cold case before, let alone one forty years old. But despite the slim chance of success, he is intrigued and takes it on; adding to the long list of cases that he and his partner in the agency, Robin Ellacott, are currently working on. And Robin herself is also juggling a messy divorce and unwanted male attention, as well as battling her own feelings about Strike. ( )
  creighley | Apr 10, 2024 |
5th of 7
  BJMacauley | Oct 2, 2023 |
'Robert Galbraith' is a skillful storyteller, demonstrating an excellent understanding of human character, and sprinkled with natural meaningful sayings and observations.
This is a tomb of a book, over 900 pages, with a multitude of characters.
I kept a track of them with useful https://strikefans.com/ web site.
I also appreciated that meeting places were real and traceable via google street view.
( )
  GeoffSC | Aug 20, 2023 |
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A scrupulous plotter and master of misdirection, Galbraith keeps the pages turning but, while much of the book is terrific fun, is hardly a hair-raising ride. The languid pace and elderliness of the mystery (and indeed most of the suspects) give the enterprise the cosy air of a Sunday night TV drama. When the denouement finally comes, it is not quite satisfying enough to justify the page count.

Strike and Ellacott, however, remain one of crime's most engaging duos. I am already eager for the next instalment. I just hope my aching arms can take it.
added by Cynfelyn | editThe Guardian, Clare Clarke (Sep 19, 2020)
 

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Robert Galbraithprimary authorall editionscalculated
Glenister, RobertReadermain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Daniele, ValentinaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Göhler, ChristophTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hachette Audio UKPublishersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mulholland BooksPublishersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mutsaers, SabineTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rekiaro, IlkkaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ronca, BarbaraTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Serra, LauraTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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There they her sought, and euery where inquired,
Where they might tydings get of her estate;
Yet found they none. But by what haplesse fate,
Or hard misfortune she was thence conuayd,
And stolne away from her beloued mate,
Were long to tell ...


Edmund Spenser
The Faerie Queene

For, if it were not so, there would be something disappearing into nothing, which is mathematically absurd.


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To Barbara Murray,
social worker, WEA worker, teacher,
wife, mother, grandmother,
demon bridge player
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world's best mother-in-law
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'You're a Cornishman, born and bred,' said Dave Polworth irritably.
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Ce qui nous définit, ce ne sont pas nos erreurs, c’est comment nous les surmontons.
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Fiction. Literature. Mystery. Thriller. HTML:In the epic fifth installment in this ‚??compulsively readable‚?Ě (People) series, Galbraith‚??s ‚??irresistible hero and heroine‚?Ě (USA Today) take on the decades-old cold case of a missing doctor, one which may be their grisliest yet.
Private Detective Cormoran Strike is visiting his family in Cornwall when he is approached by a woman asking for help finding her mother, Margot Bamborough‚??who went missing in mysterious circumstances in 1974.
 
Strike has never tackled a cold case before, let alone one forty years old. But despite the slim chance of success, he is intrigued and takes it on; adding to the long list of cases that he and his partner in the agency, Robin Ellacott, are currently working on. And Robin herself is also juggling a messy divorce and unwanted male attention, as well as battling her own feelings about Strike.
 
As Strike and Robin investigate Margot‚??s disappearance, they come up against a fiendishly complex case with leads that include tarot cards, a psychopathic serial killer and witnesses who cannot all be trusted. And they learn that even cases decades old can pro

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A missing doctor
A forty-year-old cold case
Team Strike and Robin
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