First Edition of J.K. Rowling's first pseudonymous novel, The Cuckoo's Calling; Signed by Her
The Cuckoo’s Calling.
Rowling, J. K.) Robert Galbraith.$3,250.00
Item Number: 57080
London: Sphere, 2013.
First edition of Rowling’s first pseudonymous novel. Octavo, original boards. Signed on the title page as Robert Galbraith, with the hologram of authenticity from J.K. Rowling. Fine in a fine first issue dust jacket, which features a quote from Val McDermid on the front panel, and has quotes on the rear panel from Mark Billingham and Alex Gray. The first edition print run is estimated at 1,500 copies.
A brilliant mystery in a classic vein: Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel's suicide. After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office. "Robert Galbraith has written a highly entertaining book... Even better, he has introduced an appealing protagonist in Strike, who's sure to be the star of many sequels to come.... its narrative moves forward with propulsive suspense. More important, Strike and his now-permanent assistant, Robin (playing Nora to his Nick, Salander to his Blomkvist), have become a team - a team whose further adventures the reader cannot help eagerly awaiting" (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times).