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Troubled Blood

#5 Cormoran Strike

Robert Galbraith



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Little Brown
15 September 2020
TROUBLED BLOOD is the next thrilling instalment in the highly acclaimed, international bestselling series featuring Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott, written by Robert Galbraith, a pseudonym of J.K. Rowling. Shipping Australia-wide & international.

Private Detective Cormoran Strike is visiting his family in Cornwall when he is approached by a woman asking for help finding her mother, Margot Bamborough - who went missing in mysterious circumstances in 1974.

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 . . .

A breathtaking, labyrinthine epic, Troubled Blood is the fifth Strike and Robin novel and the most gripping and satisfying yet.

Praise for the Strike series:

'A blistering piece of crime writing' Sunday Times

'The work of a master storyteller' Daily Telegraph

'Unputdownable' Daily Express

'Highly inventive storytelling' Guardian

'Superb . . . an ingenious whodunnit' Sunday Mirror

'Come for the twists and turns and stay for the beautifully drawn central relationship' Independent 'Outrageously entertaining' Financial Times

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By:   Robert Galbraith
Imprint:   Little Brown
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 56mm
Weight:   1.196kg
ISBN:   9780751579949
ISBN 10:   0751579947
Pages:   944
Publication Date:   15 September 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Robert Galbraith is a pseudonym for J.K. Rowling, bestselling author of the Harry Potter series and The Casual Vacancy. All four Strike novels, The Cuckoo's Calling, The Silkworm, Career of Evil and Lethal White, topped the national and international bestseller lists and the series has been adapted for television, produced by Bronte Film and Television.

Reviews for Troubled Blood (#5 Cormoran Strike)

It is the best one yet ... confident, utterly gripping, niftily plotted, clearly meticulously researched ... and heavy on satisfying characterisation -- India Knight * Sunday Times * I'm a huge fan of Cormoran Strike ... Troubled Blood is terrific -- Richard & Judy * Daily Express * The real charm lies in the star-crossed relationship between Strike and his assistant Robin * Mail on Sunday * A finely honed, superbly constructed tale * Daily Mail * Galbraith ... is fluent in invention of incident, characters, conversation and confrontations * The Scotsman * A mix of supernatural eeriness and head-scratching mystery with a juicy whodunnit at its core * the Sun * A scrupulous potter and master of misdirection, Galbraith keeps the pages turning ... Strike and Ellacott ... remain one of crime's most engaging duos * Guardian * The sizzling sexual tension between [Strike and Robin] is hotter than ever * Best * An ambitious, immersive mystery that also reveals ever more about the enigmatic Cormoran * Heat * Possibly her finest Strike outing yet, emblazoned with the rich vein of characterisation of the detective and his assistant Robin Ellacott * ipaper * A magnificent addition to the Strike novels * Sunday Times * Complex and enjoyable * Sunday Mirror *

  • Short-listed for Audible Sounds of Crime Award at Crimefest 2021 (UK)

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