Galbraith, Robert -- Cuckoo's Calling [Book]
London: Sphere, 2013. First Edition. 449pp. Hardcover: NEAR FINE. Dust Wrapper: NEAR FINE. SIGBED by the author. Uncommon.
A collectable and scarce signed first edition-first printing. When a troubled model falls to her death from a snow-covered Mayfair balcony, it is assumed that she has committed suicide. However, her brother has his doubts, and calls in private investigator Cormoran Strike to look into the case. An intense mystery set in the fabled city of London, from the posh streets of Mayfair to the backstreet pubs of the East End to the bustle of Soho.
"Robert Galbraith has written a highly entertaining book. Even better, he has introduced an appealing protagonist in Strike, who's sure to be the star of many sequels to come. its narrative moves forward with propulsive suspense. More important, Strike and his now-permanent assistant, Robin (playing Nora to his Nick, Salander to his Blomkvist), have become a team - a team whose further adventures the reader cannot help eagerly awaiting" (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times). J.K. Rowling is the author of the bestselling Harry Potter series of seven books, published between 1997 and 2007, which have sold over 450 million copies worldwide, are distributed in more than 200 territories, translated into 74 languages, and have been turned into eight blockbuster films.