The Cuckoo's Calling - Robert Galbraith Whatever she calls herself, Rowling is a brilliant author.

This mystery is an insightful character study, and an interesting addition to her body of work. Reading it made me appreciate the nuances of characterization she employed in the Harry Potter series.

Although there's a murder/suicide mystery as the backbone of the book, the most interesting part is the characters. She definitely seems to be setting up a series (hooray!), in that the characters seem to have a lot of backstory available. We know that she had well-developed backstories for the characters in the Harry Potter series, and that same attention comes through in this book.

I'm looking forward to the next book about our detective Cormoran Strike.