Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Cuckoo's Calling

Detecting. J.K. Rowling does three things extremely well in her crime fiction debut novel, The Cuckoo’s Calling, released under the pen name Robert Galbraith. First, she presents compelling complex characters, especially the protagonist, private detective Cormoran Strike, and his sidekick, Robin. Most crime fiction succeeds or fails based on character. Second, she tells a great story. I found that I was interested from the start, and she kept me wanting to find out how everything would get resolved. Finally, she presents dialogue and situations that set just the right tone. If you like crime fiction, and have enjoyed Rowling’s other novels, be sure to read this one. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Cuckoo’s Calling from amazon.com.

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