The Cuckoo's Calling Analysis

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Do you like mystery? Did reading Agatha Christie’s books result in you chewing down your nails? Has Sherlock Holmes fascinated you? If the answers to all these questions are in affirmative, then the next book you should read is “THE CUCKOO’S CALLING”.
Written by J.K. Rowling (of Harry Potter fame) under the pseudonym ‘Robert Galbraith’, “The Cuckoo’s Calling” is a crime fiction novel, based in London. Like Sir Arthur Connan Doyle’s books revolved around Sherlock Holmes, Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling) introduces us to Cormoran Strike. The plot of the story is simple. Set in modern day London, the story revolves around the sudden death of a successful model. Lula Landry, a very successful model, is found dead below her balcony on a snowy morning.
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Both have famous father, gone through troubled childhood and carry wound of old battles. Like Harry gets his lifeline when he gets into Hogwarts, Strike’s lifeline is the case. A war veteran, Strike’s life, both romantically and financially, is in disarray. Described as “A bear of a man with the high, bulging forehead, broad nose and thick brows of a young Beethoven who had taken to boxing”, he lives in his office after finally ending his on-and-off relationship with his rich, mercurial girlfriend Charlotte…show more content…
Through the means of Strike’s investigation we are introduced to a string of characters, from Lula and John’s terminally ill mother to their seemingly mean and heartless maternal uncle. Then there’s Guy Somé, Lula’s designer friend who featured her and her model friend Ciara Porter in a famous ad for his company. Adding more to the mysterious air, there is Rochelle, Lula’s pal from rehab. Not to forget her dysfunctional neighbors: an odious movie producer named Freddie Bestigui and his now-estranged wife, Tansy and a famous American rapper by the name of Deeby Macc. Strike interviews nearly everyone who knew Lula personally, right from her driver to the watchman to the Polish cleaner of the building where Lula stayed. As the investigation proceeds, Strike realizes that the case details are getting murkier every passing day. Through the medium of Strike investigating the case, Rowling takes the readers down posh restaurants and run-down dives with same
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