The Silkworm - Robert Galbraith

The Silkworm

By Robert Galbraith

  • Release Date: 2014-06-19
  • Genre: British Detectives
Score: 4.5
From 2,160 Ratings


Private investigator Cormoran Strike returns in a new mystery from Robert Galbraith, author of the #1 international bestseller The Cuckoo's Calling.

When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband 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 realizes. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were to be published, it would ruin lives--meaning that there are a lot of people who might want him silenced.
When Quine is found brutally murdered under bizarre circumstances, it becomes a race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer, a killer unlike any Strike has encountered before...
A compulsively readable crime novel with twists at every turn, THE SILKWORM is the second in the highly acclaimed series featuring Cormoran Strike and his determined young assistant, Robin Ellacott.


  • A bit of a letdown

    By Sbcg79
    Was expecting another great hit, but it didn’t bring it as the first one did.
  • The Silkworm

    By Brenda Brophy
    Thoroughly enjoyed it. Plots within plots and a very surprising ending. With 100 pages left I could not put it down. One of THE best Books of this genre I’ve read in years. I could Not put it down as the plot unfolded
  • Genius! Can't wait for next Galbraith, uh, Rowling

    By Granny5050
    Reading this book was a pleasurable experience. A master writer, "Galbraith" develops characters and drops hints throughout the book that still led to a surprise ending. If you deign to read this book at intervals, you better wait until you have uninterrupted time because this THE SILKWORM is a page-turner.
  • The silkworm

    By Scottolini
    Love the developing characters in this series. Great suspense and mystery causing an all-nighter Great story development.
  • Snooze Fest!

    By Bookie65
    I liked the Cuckoo!s Calling, but this was a chore! Life's too short, don't bother!
  • Keeps You Guessing

    By yensid98
    Characters are vivid and relatable. Mystery is engaging, grotesque and labyrinthine though it all adds up. Great read but it does drag a bit in the middle.
  • Good read !

    By NYC.stace
    Enjoyed this :)
  • Absolutely Horrible

    By Raebiebaby
    I loved Cuckoo’s Calling. Loved it. This book was shockingly bad. Disjointed, rambling, tedious, and weird. It made me uncomfortable, and I’m pretty openminded. Don’t waste your time. It’s impossible to finish. I’m so surprised that there are any good reviews on here. It makes me think they were paid reviews.
  • The Silkworm

    By msu79
    Cormoran Strike and Robin, his assistant are a wonderful sleuthing pair. I look forward to more books in this series and can't wait to see what's next! Hard to put this one down and tend to life!
  • The Silkworm

    By Martha Belle
    I am a fan of Cormoran Strike and can't wait for the next adventure. Ms. Rowling has a literary style that grabs you immediately and doesn't let you go until the last page.