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The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike, #2)

by Robert Galbraith (Pseudonym), J.K. Rowling
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 · rating details · 6,503 ratings · 1,269 reviews
Private investigator Cormoran Strike returns in a new mystery from Robert Galbraith, author of the #1 international bestseller The Cuckoo's Calling.

When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days--as he has done before--and she wants Strike to fin...more
Hardcover, 455 pages
Published June 24th 2014 by Mulholland Books (first published June 19th 2014)
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Jun 29, 2014 Aisling rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: jkr, series-to-finish, crime, mystery, maledetcrime, tbr-2014, iwantitnow, boy-pov, contemporary
J.K Rowling releases a novel under a pseudonym? Then announces that said novels sequel is already written and will be released in 2014??

This is how I imagine she looks right now.

Edit Feb 2014: We have a name, release date AND a synopsis?!?! Bloody hell!
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Jul 04, 2014 Alejandro rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Shelves: novel, mystery, detective, horror
Wicked brilliant! ( Yes ;) Pun intended! )

If you are respectably active on the reading community, it will be no surprise that this "Robert Galbraith" is really the mega-famous writer J.K. Rowling, author of the ultra-mega-famous book series of Harry Potter. Why bother on making up the pseudonym when it was revealed after like two weeks when the first novel of this different series got out, that's a mystery to me! (Yes, another pun intended :P ).

Evidently the genre, topics and setting of the Cor...more
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Feb 17, 2014 Roch marked it as to-read
Shelves: wishlist
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Ingzi Yan
Nov 10, 2013 Ingzi Yan added it
How did the people rate a book not yet published? I am confused.
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Mohammed Arabey
Jun 23, 2014 Mohammed Arabey marked it as to-read
Welcome back to 12 Bar Cafe.. to Cormoran Strike's.
Welcome back to a London life experience.. After reading the first 2 chapter, I felt I'm actually in London, by dawn's early light in the perfectly described Smithfield Market..
Also I'm back "even for 12 pages sample" to actually Being think as his mind, to see what he see..I still see him as "Hugh Jackman" :), or sometime "Robert Downey Jr." with some hair style to match Strike's..

I adore the writing style of J.K.Rowling Robert Galb...more
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Kat rated it 5 of 5 stars
Jul 11, 2014
Jul 05, 2014 Ashley rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: addictive, anglophilia, bloody-and-gross, books-about-writers, class-gender-race, christmas, mysteries, not-quite-five-stars-but-sooo-close
Update 7/5/2014: Spent the whole day reading. Couldn't put it down. Bit dodgy at the beginning (some of her most gruesome writing), but the ending was so totally worth it. Full review later.

[4.5 stars]

Pre-publication: I only have to wait a year for a new Rowling book? What is this devilry?
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Jul 03, 2014 V!cky marked it as to-read
Shelves: adult, mystery, contemporary, british-authors, detective-detecting
Update 03/07/14:

My country sucks. Big time. There's a new import policy which basically means I won't be getting this (or any other of my much awaited books) for a while yet. SO DAMN ANGRY I CAN'T EVEN. *starts raising money to move to an English-speaking country*

Update 16/02/14:

There's a title, a cover, a synopsis AND A RELEASE DATE which is ONLY A FEW MONTHS AWAY!!

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Jun 20, 2014 Krista rated it 5 of 5 stars
I love a good detective story and Galbraith really delivered on this one. Either she is a master of the red herring or I am an incurably gullible old sod because I was firmly convinced I knew who it was for two thirds of the book, only to have it turn out to be someone I never even considered suspecting. There were several twists that were surprising and intriguing. She plays with the concept of the manor house mystery by staging a convenient party for all of the suspects to attend where the det...more
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Jul 10, 2014 Mickey is currently reading it · review of another edition
Shelves: mystery



This is how I imagine Rowling picked up this pseudonym.


Pretty please, give me a copy of The Silkworm. I want to read it. Now.

''I don’t like to be kept waiting''

-Hermione Granger

Edit 6/4/2014: Only 15 days for the publication date!

Edit 6/5/2014: Here's the excerpt of the book: my link text

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Anirban Das
Jun 24, 2014 Anirban Das rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2014, british-mystery, private-investigators, favorites
When Val McDermid reviewed the first Robert Galbraith novel, she praised the book saying that it incorporated the best of the traditional mystery fiction and private-eye pace. The first one was good, but the second one was prone to get bogged by the 'Second Book Syndrome'. But once again proving Val McDermid’s opinion right, nothing as such happened, and the book proved to be fast and highly entertaining. Cormoran Strike, professionally busy and more famous after solving the Lula Landry case, ge...more
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Raely Qiu
Jun 19, 2014 Raely Qiu rated it 5 of 5 stars
I'd say the journey was 3/5 and the resolution was 4/5 in The Cuckoo's Calling. In The Silkworm, the journey was 4/5 and the resolution 5/5. With a stronger build up, more intense (and interesting) mystery, and a much more shocking twist (that was better executed/set up in retrospect), I'd say that The Silkworm is proof again that a smart book need not be boring. There's a lot I could say about how much I admire Rowling for writing with a truly different voice, but the work truly speaks for itse...more
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Oct 31, 2013 Linds marked it as to-read
I'm so glad there's a sequel planned Strike (and Robin) are great and I'd love to see more mysteries with them in it!
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Jun 23, 2014 Carole rated it 4 of 5 stars
Damn! Back to reality, now that I've finished this book. The Silkworm is great, better than great, actually, it's a brilliantly executed murder mystery with a thumping pace, witty plot and decent characterisation.
Set in the murky world of writing -and more pertinently publishing - Galbraith (yeah, I know it's JKR really) delivers clever asides about that world and its people that had me alternately grinning and cringing. I don't want to spoil, so I won't, but the description of a male writer wh...more
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Jun 23, 2014 Lady*M rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary, detectives, disability, mystery
4.5 stars

I wrote a LONG, detailed review and then accidentally hit refresh... AAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH!

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I will probably write the review again... when I get my temper under control again.

Until then, in a nutshell...

It's a good book, good mystery, Cormoran rocks, read it.

EDIT: One HAPPY fact - there will be seven Cormoran Strike books.

Review at last:

As a long-time mystery fan, I can attest that The Silkworm is a very good mystery. The new Rowling as Galbraith fan can tell you that she makes book exce...more
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Wart Hill
Jun 29, 2014 Wart Hill rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: grabby-hands, mystery
This is such a great book.

Such a great series.

Strike and Robin continue to be wonderful characters with great interaction. I love that Robin has Matthew and there's nothing between her and Strike besides wonderful camaraderie and friendship.

I love the mystery. The colorful cast of characters who come into the scene from the victim himself to Michael Fancourt in all his awfulness to Orlando. OH ORLANDO! <3. I love Leonora. Omg I love her. I love her personality. God. This book is brilliant. I c...more flag 9 likes · like · see review Jack Jul 04, 2014 Jack rated it 5 of 5 stars Eight months after the Landry case and Strike is back. Inundated with rich clients wanting their adulterous spouses tailed, the private detective is relieved to receive a likeable visitor with a quandary actually worth investigating. The wife of not-quite-famous author, Owen Quine, Leonora Quine wants her missing husband found. Comoran takes on the case and quickly finds himself in and amongst London’s squabbling literary circle, caught up in the mess created by Quine upon circulation of his lat...more flag 6 likes · like · see review Jill Jul 04, 2014 Jill rated it 3 of 5 stars Shelves: mystery The Silkworm is the tenth J.K. Rowling novel I’ve read. I believe that after ten often gargantuan novels I can make fairly accurate generalizations about her writing. And it saddens me to say that she keeps making the same mistakes. Most glaring is her treatment of female characters. In the Cormoran Strike mystery series, we have another female character of much greater intrigue shunted to the side in favor of a male protagonist, aka Hermione Granger Syndrome. Robin is Strike’s young personal ass...more flag 7 likes · like · see review Kacey Gilpin Jun 27, 2014 Kacey Gilpin rated it 5 of 5 stars Shelves: fav-mystery Cormoran Strike is becoming one of my all time favorite literary characters. His grit, shrewd observation skills, and even his less-than-perfect life, leave the reader surprisingly charmed, and ultimately dumbfounded as he solves the murder case. In this installment of the Cormoran Strike series, we also become more familiar with Strike's assistant, Robin. She becomes more central to the investigative work than she was in the last novel, as she and Strike start becoming more of a team. As always...more flag 7 likes · like · see review Regina Aug 04, 2013 Regina marked it as to-read Shelves: favorite-authors, favorite-series, crime-fiction, literature, waiting-impatiently, need-now-want-now, now-please-now, not-published-yet, series-to-continue, mystery, read-next-month Yay there is another one in the works! Boo that it won't be here until 2014. flag 6 likes · like · see review SC Author Feb 16, 2014 SC Author marked it as to-read I AM SO SO SO EXCITED!!!!! flag 6 likes · like · see review Jason Jul 08, 2014 Jason rated it 4 of 5 stars Shelves: most-anticipated-books-of-2012 Reading J.K. Rowling’s writing for adult audiences reminds me irresistibly of bumping into grade-school teachers on the street. There’s the obvious comparison, of course, which is not having to pretend that sex and crass language don’t exist anymore, realizing your former educator is an actual human being, an experience, for some, that can feel surreal. If you’re really lucky, of course, you make friends with your old teacher, have coffee together. You start to view them complexly. Now that you’...more flag 5 likes · like · see review Tamara Jun 26, 2014 Tamara added it Shelves: london, europe, britain, author-female, mystery, books, male-protagonist Meatier than the first one, and a little nastier. Enjoyed thoroughly. So far it seems to me like the two Cormoran Strike books are intensely concerned with appearances. Vanity, perception and presentation of self. Celebrity and reputation in the main mystery plot, yes, but also in more insidious, more prosaic ways in the background subplots that I actually found myself enjoying more by the end. Strike is terribly perceptive about people, about the way they like to show themselves, but he seems a...more flag 5 likes · like · see review Doreen Jun 27, 2014 Doreen rated it 4 of 5 stars Shelves: kindle I really enjoyed J. K. Rowling’s first mystery, The Cuckoo’s Calling, and The Silkworm is as entertaining. This time Cormoran Strike is hired by Leonora Quine to find her wayward husband, a writer of sexually explicit novels with Gothic overtones. Not surprisingly, the missing person’s case soon becomes a murder investigation when Owen Quine’s body is discovered. What is unusual is that his gruesome murder copies the description of the protagonist’s death in the manuscript of his latest novel. Be...more flag 4 likes · like · see review Karl Jul 02, 2014 Karl rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition As much as I enjoyed the first Strike book this second venture was rather a let down. What we have in "The Silkworm" are alternating chapters of the main character lamenting about the pain he is suffering from his injured leg, and his assistant Robin suffering from angst about her relationship with her soon to be husband. These concepts were rather new and interesting in the first installment, but have grown weary and tiresome being constantly replayed in this second. The pair travel from bar to...more flag 5 likes · like · see review Hirondelle Jul 06, 2014 Hirondelle rated it 4 of 5 stars Shelves: mystery, nice-cozy-reads This book I did not read because of Harry Potter (which was my motivation for the first novel), I read it because of Robin. I got pay off for that, and I will read the next ones as well because of Robin. I love Robin and want her to became the detective she wants to be and would be good at. There is a lot of character development and revelations all set up to happen next and I want it all. (I also want Al. Who surely would be both terrible and great as a detective temp assistant). Cormoran, our m...more flag 4 likes · like · see review Alexa Jun 24, 2014 Alexa rated it 1 of 5 stars Add one to the list of authors whose second series have been huge disappointments. I found this book to be a slog. Too much explaining character moments instead of showing. And as for the plot and the mystery, it felt like she was intentionally obscuring things - way too much "I'll go to the place and do the thing with the thing and that person". The characters were also annoying. It felt basically like, "These two are the only good people, and there are a few innocent victims (e.g. Leonora and...more flag 4 likes · like · see review Dan Jun 24, 2014 Dan rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition Shelves: crime So then, another book by the mysterious Robert Galbraith who is no longer mysterious as we all know he is actually the legendary J.K Rowling. The Harry Potter creator surprised us as she managed to create a really very enjoyable crime story with The Cuckoo's Calling but surely she couldn't do it again. Well, apparently she can and this is even better. We begin as Cormoran Strike is living off the fame on cracking the Lula Landry case doing lots of boring jobs following around unfaithful spouses....more flag 4 likes · like · see review Mith Jun 24, 2014 Mith rated it 4 of 5 stars Shelves: absolutely-spiffing, whodunit, wishlist The characters! My god, the characters! flag 5 likes · like · see review Jane Stewart Jun 26, 2014 Jane Stewart rated it 2 of 5 stars · review of another edition Shelves: pi-mystery Ok for mystery buffs, but I was not pulled in. And the audiobook narration was unpleasant. Not my kind of book, but I think this will appeal to two types of readers. 1. Those who liked The Cuckoo’s Calling. 2. Those who like the challenge of trying to guess who did it, and how, and don’t mind a tell-all at the end. Regarding 2: At about 80% into the book Strike says I know who did it. He tells Robin his assistant. He also tells her his plan of action for what he wants to do to catch the killer. Th...more flag 3 likes · like · see review « previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 … 99 100 next » new topic Discuss This Book topics posts views last activity Indian Bookworms: * the Silkworm 19 49 Jul 11, 2014 09:36PM The Bright Minds ...: Book Discussion 3 8 Jul 10, 2014 05:19AM More topics... 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About Robert Galbraith
This is a pseudonym for J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series and The Casual Vacancy.

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Rowling was born to Peter James Rowling, a Rolls-Royce aircraft engineer, and Anne Rowling (née Volant), on 31 July 1965 in Yate, Gloucestershire, England, 10 miles (16 km) northeast of Bristol. Her m...more
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The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1) The Silkworm: Two-Chapter Extract The Cuckoo's Calling, Vol. 1 The Cuckoo's Calling, Vol. 2 El canto del cuco (Cormoran Strike #1)
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“The whole world's writing novels, but nobody's reading them.” — 12 likes
“...writers are a savage breed, Mr. Strike. If you want life-long friendship and selfless camaraderie, join the army and learn to kill. If you want a lifetime of temporary alliances with peers who will glory in your every failure, write novels.” — 7 likes
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