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…

Career of Evil is the third in the highly acclaimed series featuring private detective Cormoran Strike and his assistant Robin Ellacott. A fiendishly clever mystery with unexpected twists around every corner, it is also a gripping story of a man and a woman at a crossroads in their personal and professional lives.

J.K. Rowling, writing as Robert Galbraith, talks to NPR’s Barry Hardymon and David Greene
about her latest novel in the Cormoran Strike series, Career of Evil (November 2nd, 2015)

‘As readable and exciting as ever’

Daily Telegraph
‘A confident hold on a deliriously clever plot’

Guardian
‘Quirkily different… let’s hope the sardonic Strike is here to stay’

The Independent
‘The denouement is violent, unexpected and satisfying… [an] entertaining novel.’

The Times
‘A book that abounds with ideas’

Scotland on Sunday
‘Thoroughly enjoyable’

Mail on Sunday
‘criminally good stuff’

Sun
‘[A] smart and addictive thriller’

Sunday Mirror
‘a page-turner with legs that will keep you up all night’

Observer
‘This one gripped’

Evening Standard
‘Oozes atmosphere… a rollicking good story’

Metro
‘Robert Glenister narrates in a fabulous array of British accents and gives both Robin and her scruffily appealing boss real emotional depth’

Sukey Howard on the Career of Evil audio book, BookPage

 

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@gWoodi

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@altrig2004

@jk_rowling Just finished #careerofevil and I just have to say Robert keeps getting better and better!!! Are you planning another one soon?

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@NeelieSacharow

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@DanzNj

The joy of finishing #careerofevil but now the low of waiting for another book. Suggestions of who to read now?

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@McMeHorny

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@pureshores

Love that Cormoran Strike is an @Arsenal fan ! #CareerOfEvil @jk_rowling

@Briana_MD

Dear @jk_rowling, I just finished #CareerofEvil and #TheCursedChild and I have SO MANY EMOTIONS AND I MIGHT EXPLODE. Sincerely, A wreck

@gWoodi

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@CamillaShelley

No doubt I'm going to have #CareerofEvil nightmares but please tell me a 4th book is on the way?! #RobertGalbraith @jk_rowling

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@gWoodi

#careerofevil #CareerSlam #career The Women's Power Encyclopedia: One of the essays (Ambition Difference) from book: https://t.co/OMipzdX7Ib