Author(s): Robert Galbraith
Now a major BBC drama: The Strike series
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.
Winner of Dead Good Recommends Award for Most Recommended Book 2016. Shortlisted for Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2016.
Quirkily different... let's hope the sardonic Strike is here to stay Independent The denouement is violent, unexpected and satisfying ... [an] entertaining novel The Times As readable and exciting as ever Daily Telegraph A confident hold on a deliriously clever plot Guardian A page-turner with legs that will keep you up all night Observer Thoroughly enjoyable Mail on Sunday Criminally good stuff Sun [A] smart and addictive thriller Sunday Mirror A book that abounds with ideas Scotland on Sunday This one gripped Evening Standard Oozes atmosphere ... a rollicking good story Metro The real joy of this series comes from the originality of the characters Morning Star 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
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 currently being adapted for 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.