The Ink Black Heart

The Number One international bestseller (Strike 6)

Robert Galbraith author


Publisher:Little, Brown Book Group

Published:30th Aug '22


Available for immediate dispatch.

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Number one bestseller in the UK, Sunday Times, Irish Times and Australia, September 2022

When frantic, dishevelled Edie Ledwell appears in the office begging to speak to her, private detective Robin Ellacott doesn't know quite what to make of the situation. The co-creator of a popular cartoon, The Ink Black Heart, Edie is being persecuted by a mysterious online figure who goes by the pseudonym of Anomie. Edie is desperate to uncover Anomie's true identity.

Robin decides that the agency can't help with this - and thinks nothing more of it until a few days later, when she reads the shocking news that Edie has been tasered and then murdered in Highgate Cemetery, the location of The Ink Black Heart.

Robin and her business partner Cormoran Strike become drawn into the quest to uncover Anomie's true identity. But with a complex web of online aliases, business interests and family conflicts to navigate, Strike and Robin find themselves embroiled in a case that stretches their powers of deduction to the limits - and which threatens them in new and horrifying ways . . .

A gripping, fiendishly clever mystery, The Ink Black Heart is a true tour-de-force.

A superlative piece of crime fiction * SUNDAY TIMES *
The longest [Galbraith] yet ... repays the commitment * GUARDIAN *
There can be no denying [Galbraith's] formidable talents as a crime writer * DAILY MAIL *
[A] strong, page-turning plot * SCOTSMAN *
Satisfyingly labyrinthine ... one to be savoured * HEAT *
A clever mystery that ticks all the boxes * SUN *
Fans will be as entranced as ever * MAIL ON SUNDAY *
Impossible to put down * ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY *
A rip-roaring read, a big, sprawling, at-times electrifying thriller, with the expanse and sweeping momentum of a classic 19th century "social novel" ... all crafted with impeccable precision * IRISH INDEPENDENT *
A tightly executed, engrossing murder mystery ... [Galbraith] just gets better with every book * SUNDAY INDEPENDENT (IRELAND) *
An engrossing feast of a whodunnit * BEST *
With its striking Gothic underpinnings, the novel is a synthesis of traditional and modern elements, delivered with panache * FINANCIAL TIMES *

ISBN: 9780751584202

Dimensions: 242mm x 162mm x 58mm

Weight: 1250g

1024 pages