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When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, she just thinks he has gone off by himself for a few days - as he has done before - and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realises. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were published it would ruin lives - so there are a lot of people who might want to silence him. And when Quine is found brutally murdered in bizarre circumstances, it becomes a race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer, a killer unlike any he has encountered before ...A compulsively readable crime novel with twists at every turn, The Silkworm is the second in the highly acclaimed series featuring Cormoran Strike and his determined young assistant Robin Ellacott.
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had a blast LA Times An absorbing puzzle with vivid characters ... Robert Galbraith deserves the inevitable bestseller Scotland on Sunday An intelligent and captivating drama driven by fascinatingly real characters. This is storytelling at its very best Heat Bring on the next one, please ... [Galbraith] writes with wit and affection for detective-novel tradition ... and races us through a twisty plot so smoothly that you won't notice as the hours tick by Seattle Times The Silkworm is a deeply satisfying work of crime fiction, more complex and darker than its predecessor The Australian A gimlet eye for detail and beautifully crafted plot make it a delight from start to finish, and a perfect summer read Daily Mail A properly addictive whodunit. And in the unlikely pairing of ungainly Strike and his clever young assistant, Galbraith has created an investigative duo with spark and empathy Financial Times