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The Silkworm (A Cormoran Strike Novel)
by Robert Galbraith

Published: 2014-06-19
Hardcover : 455 pages
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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 find him and bring him home.

But as Strike investigates, it ...

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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 find him and bring him home.

But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realizes. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were to be published, it would ruin lives-meaning that there are a lot of people who might want him silenced.

When Quine is found brutally murdered under bizarre circumstances, it becomes a race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer, a killer unlike any Strike 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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Once he has discovered the murderous suspect, Strike doesn't share with the reader his full theory on the murder. Is this frustrating or fun?
How do you feel about Matthew? Is his description accurate? Can we trust his description? Do you think he will marry Robin?
What is the significance of the title?
by Teamvargo (see profile) 10/05/14

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by Teamvargo (see profile) 10/05/14
This novel is filled with a variety of food venues. You can serve almost anything and it will be thematic... Even sweet breads...

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  "A suspenseful crime novel"by Teamvargo (see profile) 10/05/14

The second Strike detective novel was suspenseful, twisted, dark, funny, and insightful. The reader gets a glimpse into the world of publishing, and sees the darker side of the literary worl... (read more)

 
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by StephanieL (see profile) 08/15/14

 
  "the silkworm"by bhale (see profile) 07/16/14

Really like the first "Cormoran Strike novel,, but was little disappointed with this one. Had an interesting story line ... but found this "Cormoran Striker" novel to be pessimistic & pathetic at times.... (read more)

 
  "THE SILKWORM by Robert Galbraith (J K Rowling)"by mistyviolet (see profile) 07/10/14

This second outing for Rowling writing as Robert Galbraith continues the story of Cormoran Strike, an intrepid detective and war hero, and his assistant Robin.
This story is much darker t
... (read more)

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