Cormoran Strike is a fictitious character named after and appearing in the Cormoran Strike series of crime books written by Robert Galbraith, a pen name of J.K. Rowling. The first book portraying the character Cormoran Strike was first published in 2013 titled The Cuckoo’s Calling, and the books series are shelved under the crime fiction and mystery literary genre.
Order of Cormoran Strike Series
|1||The Cuckoo's Calling||2013|
|3||Career of Evil||2015|
Cormoran Strike had a stint in the military and is a decorated former soldier. Even then he is battling post-traumatic stress disorder and has physical injuries for his time in the military. The launch pad of the book series is the seemingly suicide of a supermodel whose life is fraught with troubles. Cormoran Strike comes in in the context whereby the supermodel’s brother, John Bristow, gives scant credence to suicide and him as a private investigator instead, to delve into the matter.
The first book in this book series, Cuckoo’s Calling, starts with the location where the supermodel, Lula Landry, has met her death in what at first glance appears as a result of drug overdose. Then it segues into Strike’s final moments in his military career. He has survived a land mine during a tour of duty in the Middle East but, unfortunately, his leg has been badly wounded. Worse still, he is transitioning from military to civilian life and is not only broke but also has few career prospects. Strike’s fledgling business, with creditors breathing down his neck, is reinvigorated when Bristow seeks his investigation services.
Strike’s initial actions involve interviewing those he deem close to Landry including her body guard, chauffeur, and kith and kin. In so doing, Robert Galbraith lives up to her (she is actually a female) whodunit signature, and won her the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in 2013 for the mystery/thriller genres.
Robert Galbraith Awards
The Cormoran Strike book series has won different awards. Robert Galbraith’s first book in the Cormoran Strike series, The Cuckoo’s Calling, won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. In 2015, Galbraith was nominated for the Gold Dagger Award for The Silkworm. By the same token, Career of Evil was shortlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2016.
Robert Galbraith Books into TV/Movies
Plans are at an advanced stage to adapt the Cormoran Strike series into film. For instance, in late 2014, there were reports that the series would be made into an upcoming drama series for BBC One. According to the reports, Bronte Film and TV has been mandated with the production while Rowling will serve as the executive producer. Sarah Phelps and Ben Richards will reportedly do the screen adaptation for the books in the series. Actor Sam Burke will play the role of private investigator Cormoran Strike.
Best Robert Galbraith Books
The Cuckoo’s Calling
The Cuckoo’s Calling and The Silkworm are two of the best books in the Cormoran Strike series. On the one hand, The Cuckoo’s Calling was published to rave reviews. Incidentally, a mere 1,500 copies before news leaked on the writer’s identity. However, its position on the Amazon went up by over 5,000 places several hours and topped the bestselling list after the actual name of the writer was revealed. What’s more, the cost of some signed copies is as much as $6000, especially in the initial edition. On the other hand, the copies which The Silkworm sold exceeded the former in the wake of the reconciling the pseudonym Robert Galbraith with J.K. Rowlings.
Unlike subsequent books in the Cormoran Strike series, these two books have garnered many reviews on Good Books. For instance, The Cuckoo’s Calling has received over 295,000 ratings and more than 25,000 reviews. Similarly, The Silkworm has received over 123,000 and 12,000 ratings and reviews, respectively.
Other Books You May Like
Robert Galbraith fans also like the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series, Jackson Brodie series, and Veronica Mars series. “Chief Inspector Armand Gamache” is a multi-award winning mystery series by Louis Penny; it revolves around a Quebec policeman investigating homicide in a neighborhood upon Three Pines. Kate Atkinson’s “Jackson Brodie” is a literary series about a British private detective and ex-policeman investigating and unearthing curiously and jaw-dropping cases. “Veronica Mars” is a mystery series by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham: a private detective who has been treading water until she comes into her first major job and seeks out to reveal the dark underbelly of Neptune, California.