Dunedin Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute

Book: Troubled Blood (October 2020)

By Robert Galbraith

October 2, 2020

Private Detective Cormoran Strike is visiting his family in Cornwell when he is approached by a woman asking for help finding her mother.  Morgot Bamborough, who went missing in mysterious circumstances in 1974.

Strike has never tackled a cold case before, let alone one forty years old.  But despite the slim chance of success, he is intrigued and takes it on – adding to the long list of cases that he and his partner in the agency, Robin Ellacott, are currently working on.  And Robin herself is also juggling a messy divorce and unwanted male attention, as well as battling her own feelings about Strike.

As Strike and Robin investigate Margot’s disappearance, they came up against a fiendishly complex case with leads that include tarot cards, a psychopathic serial killer and witnesses who cannot all be trusted.  And they learn that even cases decades old can prove to be deadly…

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