Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith
(Mulholland Books, 2015, 489 pages)
Career of Evil is the third book for Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling) and it was just as good as the first two. Part of the Coromon Strike series, it follows the detective’s investigation into a severed leg that is delivered to his assistant Robin. It also explores the complicated relationship between Robin and Strike and ends on a cliffhanger. Part of the appeal of this series to me is the reader of the audio version, Robert Glenister, who was perfect as usual!
“When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman’s severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible–and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality. With the police focusing on the one suspect Strike is increasingly sure is not the perpetrator, he and Robin take matters into their own hands, and delve into the dark and twisted worlds of the other three men. But as more horrendous acts occur, time is running out for the two of them…Career of Evil is the third in the highly acclaimed series featuring private detective Cormoran Strike and his assistant Robin Ellacott. A fiendishly clever mystery with unexpected twists around every corner, it is also a gripping story of a man and a woman at a crossroads in their personal and professional lives.” – Amazon.com