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The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith
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A hard-boiled mystery about the suspicious suicide of a supermodel and a curmudgeon as the detective, who delves into the underground world of the rich and famous, daring to ask questions no one else will.

This was the first book I've ever...wait for it... read by J.K. Rowling writing under a pseudonym as Robert Galbraith. Is this your reaction?



Or perhaps, you look a little like this?



I know, I know.. where have I been? How could I have never read the Harry Potter series? To be honest, the hell if I know. In addition, I'm not a big fan of the fantasy genre. Anyhow, this was a great mystery novel. Although I figured out the "who-dunnit," I didn't wholly realize who it was until the last 50 pages. There were some parts that lagged, but overall, the writing was very well executed. I can't compare it to any of her other books, as I haven't read them, but if you like mysteries, especially those of the "who-dunnit" variety, you will definitely eat this one up.


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Reading Progress

May 16, 2018 – Started Reading
May 16, 2018 – Shelved
May 16, 2018 – Finished Reading

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Crumb Thank you, Diane S!


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Michelle Cute review, Crumb! :)


Crumb Thanks, Michelle!


Elyse (semi hiatus) Walters I'm a later bloomer myself --Just read 3 Harry Potter books 'this' year. I wondered about this one -- Thanks


Crumb Sure, Elyse! I read this one because I needed it for a challenge.. and I ended up liking it. Love when that happens.


Babydimps (Suzy) Nice review Crumb! 😊


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Diane Wallace Good review, Crumb!


Crumb Thank you, Diane!


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Skye Wonderful review, dear Crumb!


Crumb Thank you so much, Skye! ♥ I always appreciate your likes and comments. xo


Crumb Thank you Krystin Rachel!


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Skye Crumb wrote: "Thank you so much, Skye! ♥ I always appreciate your likes and comments. xo"

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Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads) Great review! I'm looking forward to starting this series soon!


Crumb Thanks, Kyra! I hope you like it!


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Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice* I laughed at your review Crumb! In the nicest way. . . I enjoyed this series and am awaiting the next book with anticipation. I finally got around to reading Harry Potter a couple of years ago as a buddy read with my grandson, rather reluctantly it has to be said. But I was very pleasantly surprised and really enjoyed them. 😎


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Rita Really funny and good review, Crumb. I have come to really enjoy this series. I think the next two are better than the first and I am waiting for the 4th.


Crumb Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice* wrote: "I laughed at your review Crumb! In the nicest way. . . I enjoyed this series and am awaiting the next book with anticipation. I finally got around to reading Harry Potter a couple of years ago as a..."

Aw, thank you Sandy! Maybe I will just have to read the Potter series now, as I highly trust your taste in books ☺


Crumb Rita wrote: "Really funny and good review, Crumb. I have come to really enjoy this series. I think the next two are better than the first and I am waiting for the 4th."

Thanks so much, Rita! You don't have to twist my arm! I will definitely have to continue on with the series then.


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Tammy Entertaining, Crumb!


Crumb Thank you, Tammy!


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Robin Crumb, I'm the same as you - I've never read a Harry Potter book (maybe we are the two left in the world?) but I do have this one on my TBR list. Your great review reminds me to check it out sooner than later.


Crumb Aw, thank you, Robin! I really appreciate that you read my review and commented.


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Monica Great review! I had no clue about this book ....adding to my list :)


Crumb Thank you so much, Monica! That's the best compliment I could ever want. I love inspiration for you TBR!


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Libby Great review Crumb! I also have never read Harry Potter and I generally love fantasy, well executed fantasy that is. I have had this book in my hands and read a few pages, but was not immediately taken up into the story, so let it pass me by. I don't blame the book; I think it was just my mood at the time. May try again someday.


Crumb Well.. definitely isn't a make or break.. if you know what I mean. If you decide to read it.. maybe you will be pleasantly surprised.

Thank you for reading my review!


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Sue Terrifically entertaining review! (And, I HAVE NOT READ J.K. ROWLING EITHER! Honestly, I thought I was the only one on earth who had not.)


Crumb Thank you so much, Sue! Now I feel like I'm not the only person in the world!


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