Career of Evil (Cormoran Strike 3)

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.

Book Details

  • Publication Date: 20/10/2015
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 512
  • Author: Robert Galbraith

Review

  • Attention to Detail9/10
  • Writing Style8/10
  • Good entertainment factor10/10
  • Value8/10
  • Readability9/10
  • 8.8/10

    Score

    Cormoran Strike is back, with his assistant Robin Ellacott. This by far and away the best of the three books so far. The title and chapter headings are taken from the lyrics of the US rock band Blue Oyster Cult. (I bought one of their albums in the 70's) Career of Evil' written by J. K. Rowling, hidden under pseudonym Robert Galbraith is the third novel in Cormoran Strike series that continues to bring the exciting adventures of a great pair, the unusual London private detective Cormoran Strike with turbulent history and his sidekick, a woman Cormoran’s secretary, Robin Ellacott. 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. At the end of the last book (The Silkworm) Robin was due to marry her boyfriend but the reader was left in no doubt she had feelings for Strike, and him for her. Neither will openly acknowledge their feelings and this theme continues into this book. In many stories I would consider this an unnecessary diversion but in these books I find it fascinating.

Author

Robert Galbraith is a pseudonym for J.K. Rowling, bestselling author of the Harry Potter series and The Casual Vacancy. Career of Evil is the third book in the highly acclaimed Cormoran Strike crime fiction series. The Cuckoo's Calling was published in 2013 and The Silkworm in 2014.




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