Troubled Blood (Paperback)Robert Galbraith (author)
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The fifth installment of J.K. Rowling’s acclaimed pseudonymous crime series delivers more skilful misdirection as Strike and Ellacott confront a serial killer at large and a baffling case over four decades old.
Shortlisted for the CWA Gold & Steel Daggers 2021
Winner of the British Book Awards Crime & Thriller Book of the Year 2021
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 prove to be deadly ...
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 1088
Weight: 720 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 54 mm
'Complex and enjoyable.' - The Sunday Mirror
'A magnificent addition to the Strike novels.' - The Sunday Times
'Possibly her finest Strike outing yet, emblazoned with the rich vein of characterisation of the detective and his assistant Robin Ellacott.' - ipaper
'An ambitious, immersive mystery that also reveals ever more about the enigmatic Cormoran.' - Heat
'The sizzling sexual tension between [Strike and Robin] is hotter than ever.' - Best
'A scrupulous potter and master of misdirection, Galbraith keeps the pages turning ... Strike and Ellacott ... remain one of crime's most engaging duos.' - The Guardian
'A mix of supernatural eeriness and head-scratching mystery with a juicy whodunnit at its core.' - The Sun
'Galbraith ... is fluent in invention of incident, characters, conversation and confrontations.' - The Scotsman
'A finely honed, superbly constructed tale.' - The Daily Mail
'The real charm lies in the star-crossed relationship between Strike and his assistant Robin.' - The Mail on Sunday
'I'm a huge fan of Cormoran Strike ... Troubled Blood is terrific.' - Richard & Judy, The Daily Express
'It is the best one yet ... confident, utterly gripping, niftily plotted, clearly meticulously researched ... and heavy on satisfying characterisation.' - India Knight, The Sunday Times
Praise for the Strike series:
'A blistering piece of crime writing.' - The Sunday Times
'The work of a master storyteller.' - The Daily Telegraph
'Unputdownable.' - The Daily Express
'Highly inventive storytelling.' - The Guardian
'Superb . . . an ingenious whodunnit.' - The Sunday Mirror
'Come for the twists and turns and stay for the beautifully drawn central relationship.' - The Independent
'Outrageously entertaining.' - The Financial Times
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“Fantatstic book... and author!!”
This is an exciting and page turning addition to the Strike series. Well written and researched; it's suspenseful and thrilling. The author is incredible, and continues to bring us wonderful books for escapism... More
“Gripping detective plot”
Excellent Detective Plot, Intense Relation between Robin And Strike both at Professional and Personal fronts. Very addictive read and total worth Value for Money. Excited for Strike and Robin to solve more cases . 5... More
Thoroughly engaging characters with a fantastic plot. Have loved every Strike novel so far, I think this might be my favourite!
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