The Silkworm: Cormoran Strike Book 2 (Paperback)
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The Silkworm: Cormoran Strike Book 2 (Paperback)

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Now a major BBC drama 

When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. 

At first, she just thinks he 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 realises. 

The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were published it would ruin lives - so there are a lot of people who might want to silence him. And when Quine is found brutally murdered in 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.

This is the acclaimed second crime novel by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. The novels in the series so far are, in order: Cuckoo's CallingThe SilkwormCareer of Evil and 2018's Lethal White.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780751549263
Number of pages: 592
Dimensions: 160 x 211 x 40 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'An unputdownable tale of malice and murder in a toxic literary world . . . this almost preposterously compulsive page-turner is irresistible summer reading' - The Sunday Times 

'Teems with sly humour, witty asides and intelligence ... A pleasure to read' - The Times 

'A damn good read ... It's a book to gulp down' - The Daily Telegraph 

'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, The Sunday Express 

'An atmospheric, propulsive narrative' - Metro 

'An entertaining novel in which the most compelling characters are not the killer or the victim, but the detectives charged with solving the crime' - The New York Times 

'A pacey detective story ... moreish' - Independent 

'A gimlet eye for detail and beautifully crafted plot make it a delight from start to finish, and a perfect summer read' - The Daily Mail 

'A properly addictive whodunit. And in the unlikely pairing of ungainly Strike and his clever young assistant, Galbraith has created an investigative duo with spark and empathy' - The Financial Times

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“The 2nd crime novel from JK Rowling!”

For my money, these mysteries are the best work of her career – and with her statement at Harrogate that she wants the series to run far past ten books, it’s time to get on board. Strike is a private detective with a... More

Paperback edition
16th February 2015
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“Brilliant!”

I really enjoyed the Cuckoo's Calling and i was very excited when i found out this had been released. I think this book is better than the first as it is more gruesome and there is more suspense. I would fully... More

Hardback edition
12th August 2014
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“Great Read!”

I really enjoyed The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith/J.K. Rowling. J.K. Rowling is one of my favorite author. I really enjoyed this book, i couldn't put the book down! I enjoyed it so much. I would definitely... More

Hardback edition
16th February 2015
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