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

 

Your Reviews

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@gWoodi

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@dpilidou

Wasn't revealed who sent Robin the roses as she never opened the card... Literally a page-turner though! #careerofevil @jk_rowling
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@ardit_haliti

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@JoeJoewhite007

RIP Sandy Pearlman. One of the best playlists I have in my iTunes library. #CareerOfEvil https://t.co/8zIaQjjnP9

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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

@sanntosvalerie

@jk_rowling Ididn't read #CareerOfEvil yet because I'm dreading the nightmares.There's a way to avoid them or the book is really THAT scary?

@GSourigues

@jk_rowling Loved (in absolute misery) the final scene of #CareerOfEvil Don't leave us without Robin please. And Corm of course

@upwith_thebirds

Just finished #CareerOfEvil
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@AJDobbs2112

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Finished #careerofevil last week

@abiehunt

Finished #careerofevil last week still wondering what happens next- hope next one comes soon @RGalbraith @jk_rowling https://t.co/ipVGOSyVIO

@Sandhira_C

Just finished #CareerofEvil 😢 I've never wanted two people to get together so badly EVER #StrikeandRobin ❤️❤️ @jk_rowling

@Lu_potterica

Va a salir en cuarto y nosotros todavía sin el tercero! :( in spanish please!! @RGalbraith @jk_rowling #CareerOfEvil
@jk_rowling In Edinburgh tracing

@NeelieSacharow

@jk_rowling In Edinburgh tracing the footsteps of my favorite criminal investigator! #CareerofEvil #LoveYourBooks https://t.co/1KZFoxfRoB