Must Read Monday (15): Career of Evil (Cormoran Strike #3)

Welcome to another edition of Must Read Monday! This feature is where I spotlight current and/or upcoming releases I am looking forward to. The lists will include all genres I like to read, everything from picture books to comics, children’s lit to adult fiction!

This week I am featuring one sure to be big fall title: the upcoming Cormoran Strike mystery title from Robert Galbraith:

CAREEROFEVIL24106033Career of Evil (Cormoran Strike #3) by Robert Galbraith
Expected publication: October 20th 2015 by Sphere
Book Description:

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. Cormoran Strike is back, with his assistant Robin Ellacott, in a mystery based around soldiers returning from war.

A new Cormoran Strike thriller? YES! I am a huge fan of the previous two crime novels by Galbraith (pseudonym for J.K. Rowling) and am eagerly awaiting this newest edition. I’ve said this before but I can’t help saying it again: Rowling is a splendid storyteller and I find myself appreciating her writing more and more with every passing title (and this statement is coming from a big Harry Potter fan!). My question is: if and/or when they attempt to turn this book series into a film or show, who might they cast as Cormoran and Robin?

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