Troubled Blood – New Cormoran Strike mystery, out September 15th

Posted on 13 Aug 2020

Troubled Blood is the fifth novel from Robert Galbraith, and launches in the US and UK on September 15th (dates differ in other markets).

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…

Troubled Blood introduces us to parts of Strike’s life that we haven’t yet seen; people and places from his past; and helps us understand a little more as to why he is like he is …


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