The phenomenal number one bestseller and the third book in the highly acclaimed crime fiction series by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.
When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg.
Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible - and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality.
With the police focusing on the one suspect Strike is increasingly sure is not the perpetrator, he and Robin take matters into their own hands, and delve into the dark and twisted worlds of the other three men. But as more horrendous acts occur, time is running out for the two of them...
A fiendishly clever mystery with unexpected twists around every corner, CAREER OF EVIL is also a gripping story of a man and a woman at a crossroads in their personal and professional lives. You will not be able to put this book down.
Quirkily different... let's hope the sardonic Strike is here to stay - Independent
As readable and exciting as ever - Daily Telegraph
A confident hold on a deliriously clever plot - Guardian
Robert Galbraith . . . again demonstrates that rare, inexplicable and indefinable gift: once started, one simply can't put [his] books down - Literary Review
Strike is a compelling creation . . . this is terrifically entertaining stuff - Irish Times
The real joy of this series comes from the originality of the characters - Morning Star
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 on The Silkworm
The Cuckoo's Calling reminds me why I fell in love with crime fiction in the first place - Val McDermid on The Cuckoo's Calling
The novel is the work of a master storyteller - Daily Telegraph on The Cuckoo's Calling
Teems with sly humour, witty asides and intelligence . . . A pleasure to read - The Times on The Silkworm
Robert Galbraith's highly acclaimed novel The Cuckoo's Calling was an international number one bestseller, garnering praise from critics and crime fans alike. The second and third novels in the series, The Silkworm and Career of Evil, also topped the bestseller charts. Robert Galbraith's Cormoran Strike series is now a major new television series for BBC One, produced by Bronte Film and Television.
Robert Galbraith is a pseudonym of J.K. Rowling, bestselling author of the Harry Potter series and The Casual Vacancy.