Description 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.
The Silkworm - Staff Choice by Sophie Great series about private detective Cormoran Strike and his resilient secretary/partner-in-detecting Robin. Galbraith/Rowling knows how to tell a story and can effectively characterize someone with a single observation. I was genuinely flummoxed at the end of Career of Evil, with the great reveal (‘oh! it’s YOU!’), and usually I can see them coming from a little ways off! I also really enjoy the bond that grows between Cormoran and Robin throughout the books. They get better with each instalment.