The Silkworm

The Silkworm

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When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, she just thinks he 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 realises. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the… (more)

Editorial reviews (3 reviews)


The Silkworm is not great literary fiction although it expertly skewers the pretensions of that world.

“The Silkworm” is a very well-written, wonderfully entertaining take on the traditional British crime novel, but it breaks no new ground, and Rowling seems to know that.

The Silkworm labours hard to be silky, but English prose has never been JK Rowling's friend and she herself betrays a tell-tale anxiety about her project.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Sphere (June 19, 2014)

Collection: Cormoran Strike

Format: EPUB

Page count: 384 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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