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)

‘Gripping . . . An absorbing book, pulpy, fast and satisfying’

Charles Finch, New York Times Book Review
‘Hugely entertaining . . . This gifted storyteller has taken full command of the new turf . . . Career of Evil succeeds powerfully on its own terms’

Lloyd Sachs, Chicago Tribune
‘Pure pleasure . . . These novels [are] clever, tightly plotted mysteries with all of the most pleasurable elements of the genre (good guy, bad guy, clues, twists, murder!), but with stunning emotional and moral shading’

Annalisa Quinn, NPR
‘Another triumph . . . Its darkness is mitigated by its sparkling protagonists’

Kim Hubbard, People
‘Strike and Robin are just as magnetic as ever’

Michiko Kakutani, New York Times
‘Bloody good . . . The author’s trademark plotting has lost none of its propulsive readability’

Daneet Steffens, Boston Globe
Career of Evil is the third—and best—novel in the engaging Cormoran Strike private detective series . . . This perfectly paced mystery is packed with surprises, all of which play out with flawless crime-fiction logic’

Jocelyn McClurg, USA Today
(4/4 stars)
‘[Robert Galbraith] has created a pair of characters who live on in your head after the book is closed, and who make you wish desperately for a new installment’

Seattle Times
‘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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RT @CogitoBooks: This is going to be such a great series. I'd also recommend reading the books too #CuckoosCalling #Silkworm #CareerofEvil

@gWoodi

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@CogitoBooks

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@DebDarkPetal

RT @CormoranStrike_: Hazlitts hotel, Frith Street, where Robin stays for a night #CareerofEvil https://t.co/ZA46SdHWDO

@gWoodi

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@VperVero

RT @CormoranStrike_: Hazlitts hotel, Frith Street, where Robin stays for a night #CareerofEvil https://t.co/ZA46SdHWDO

@DaveDreamzx

El capítulo 40 de #CareerOfEvil es oro 😍

@DaveDreamzx

Cormoran Strike y Robin son mi mayor OTP ahora mismo 😍 #CareerOfEvil #RobertGalbraith #JKRowling