The Running Grave – Robert Galbraith

The Running Grave - Robert Galbraith
The Running Grave – Robert Galbraith

Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott investigate a cult in Norfolk. In the background Strike continues to struggle and juggle with his complex web of relationships, personal and professional.

Very tense. Very good.

But the hardback is the epitome of a weighty tome: 960 pages, 1196g.

Author page: The Running Grave – Robert Galbraith

The Ink Black Heart – Robert Galbraith

The Ink Black Heart - Robert Galbraith
The Ink Black Heart – Robert Galbraith

Another investigation with Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott and the gang, in which Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling) portrays social media trolling and abuse, online gaming and fandom, and misogyny.

In the background, the will-they-won’t-they plotline continues.

Plus, I’m loving Pat!

Author page: The Ink Black Heart – Robert Galbraith

Troubled Blood – Robert Galbraith

Troubled Blood - Robert Galbraith
Troubled Blood – Robert Galbraith

More detective-ing by Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott, this time in and around Clerkenwell with occasional trips to Cornwall and elsewhere.

References to Robin using her “iPod” and “Oyster card” threw me for quite some time, until I twigged that it’s set in 2014. Even so, those still don’t sound right to me.

Also the paperback clocks in at over 1000 pages. Not easy wrangling a book that big in bed. So I’m glad I got to spend Spring Bank Holiday Monday reading it in the lounge. Thankfully it is a real page turner.

Author page: Troubled Blood – Robert Galbraith

Lethal White – Robert Galbraith

Lethal White - Robert Galbraith
Lethal White – Robert Galbraith

Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott return!

And it’s a smashing read. Old money on their uppers, posh people with ponies, Tory and Liberal MP shenanigans in the House of Commons and Socialist Workers Party activists agitating at the other end of the political spectrum, Cormoran’s chaotic love life and Robin and Matthew’s marriage (yes, sorry, spoiler, it did go ahead), the Uffington White Horse and the 2012 London Olympics. Plus Latin aphorisms and quotations from Catullus and Plato – and Ibsen.

Worth the wait and very happy to have found it in Hereford Library on Friday.

656 pages, demolished in 2 days.

Author page: Lethal White – Robert Galbraith