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The Silkworm is a crime fiction novel written by J. K. Rowling, published under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. It is the second novel in. 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. Editorial Reviews. Review. "Cormoran Strike is back, and so is his resourceful sidekick, Robin The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike Book 2) by [Galbraith, Robert].
It's full of envy, bloody parodies It's the Silkworm Case A worried wife comes to Cormoran Strike's to investigate the usual disappearance of her husband the writer after some troubles with his agent about publishing his new novel. Strike discover that the manuscript of his unpublished novel is awfully describes every one in the author's life in a sarcasm, indecent bloody metaphors, some of it'd even ruin lives and reputations. The problem is , the manuscript get leaked, and most of London literary community knows all about, the people involved are important ones, powerful and some of them, as many people of the literary circles, weirdos or even worst, maniacs..
Rowling Robert Galbraith's opinion about them And really what she said is shockingly bold.. A fact. And I have said that women generally, by virtue of their desire to mother, are incapable of the necessarily single-minded focus anyone must bring to the creation of literature, true literature.
That is a fact. Strike asserts that, although his mother had been a notorious rock groupie, she had never taken heroin at the time that she supposedly overdosed, which occurred suspiciously soon after a confrontation with Whittaker over money. Strike reveals that Whittaker was found to have kept a dead woman's body with him in a flat for over a month some years after Leda Strike's death.
As Robin and Strike approach the end of their travels, Strike is tipped off that Whittaker is currently living in London, pimping and possibly selling methamphetamine. The killer strikes twice more during the investigation, cutting two fingers from one victim who survives and the ear lobes from another, leading to the killer becoming known as the Shacklewell Ripper and officially transitioning the police case into a hunt for a serial murderer. Meanwhile, Wardle's brother is struck and killed in a hit-and-run motor accident, necessitating his departure from work.
Carver remains furious that Strike was able to humiliate the police by solving the case, which Carver himself had ruled a suicide. He spitefully informs Strike that the open line into the department's investigation he had enjoyed while Wardle was in command has closed and threatens legal action if Strike continues his own investigation.
Exploiting a technicality, Strike agrees not to interfere with Carver's suspects, which are vastly different from his own three leads. Strike and Robin alternately tail Whittaker, whom they learn is squatting in an apartment with a young woman called Stephanie whom he is pimping.
Noticing Stephanie's severe bruises, Robin sympathises and attempts to help her. Although unwilling to leave Whittaker, she does reveal that, on the night the first victim would have been killed, Whittaker had forced her to have sex with his entire band in a van.
Robin therefore concludes that, while Whittaker is abominable, he cannot be the Shacklewell Ripper. Shortly after Whittaker interrupts her meeting with Stephanie, Robin is attacked and nearly killed by the real Ripper.
She receives a long gash up her arm but manages to set off a rape alarm which attracts help and sprays him in the eyes with red paint, though she never sees his face.
In the aftermath of this attack, Strike believes he has identified the killer, but Carver disregards all of Strike's information. Strike loses both of his remaining clients.
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Robin takes action against Brockbank without Strike's knowledge, as she believes that he is now molesting his current girlfriend's young daughters. Robin's intervention saves the girls, but sends Brockbank into hiding. When Strike discovers what Robin has done, he explains that Carver suspects her of having visited Brockbank on Strike's instruction and is rallying to arrest him for interfering in a police investigation. Overcome by his situation with Carver, the loss of his only remaining clients and Robin's extremely close call with the murderer, Strike fires her for gross misconduct.
Robin is bereft, but returns to Masham for her impending wedding to Matthew, with whom she has reconciled.
Strike tries to contact her, but Matthew removes evidence of this from Robin's phone. Now working alone, Strike forms a plan to corner the killer, whom he is now sure he has identified. The killer is Donald Laing, who has built a parallel identity as Ray Williams, the live-in boyfriend of the would-be amputee's older sister.
Together with his thug acquaintance Shanker, Strike gains access to the flat that Laing is using as a base for his killing activities. Inside, he is attacked by Laing but manages to overcome him before successfully handing him over to the police. Brockbank is also apprehended as a result of a tip from a local homeless shelter. Now free from the stress of the murderer, Strike decides to repair his relationship with Robin by attending her wedding, the invitation to which was never formally rescinded following her dismissal.
After a frantic dash to the church, Strike arrives just in time to see Robin and Matthew exchange vows.
The novel ends as Robin turns at the altar, sees Strike, and beams. Main characters[ edit ] Cormoran Strike — a veteran of the war in Afghanistan and an ex-SIB investigator who was honourably discharged from the military after losing half of his right leg in a bomb attack.
Although he was able to stay with the SIB, he chose to leave to avoid becoming too comfortably institutionalised. He has since become a private detective.
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He is a minor celebrity, thanks in part to his notorious rock star father and his solving of the two high-profile murders of the first two novels. At the start of the story, his business is flourishing. Robin Ellacott — Strike's assistant originally his secretary who has just completed a course in criminal investigation, paid for by Strike. As a survivor of a rape and attempted murder, she is extremely sensitive regarding sex crimes.
As a result, she is unwilling to stop investigation of Noel Brockbank, one of Strike's suspects, once she discovers that he has a history of abusing children and is likely sexually abusing his current girlfriend's young daughter. Suspects[ edit ] Donald Laing - a Scot from the Borders, formerly in the military where he and Strike first met.
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Laing had actually boxed against Strike in the Army, and had bitten Strike's face after realizing that he was losing, leading to disciplinary action. Despite this, Laing was charming and able to convince others of his good character. However, investigating on his own, Strike found that Laing had been physically abusing his wife and child.
Laing was arrested and convicted for this, serving 10 years of a year sentence. Noel Brockbank - a former major from Barrow-in-Furness, who had served in both the first Gulf War and Bosnia, before becoming another long-time enemy of Strike's.
He had married a deceased colleague's widow, who had two young daughters.
When she was 12, the elder daughter told a school friend about her stepfather's sexual abuse and threats. When Brockbank resisted arrest, Strike struck him, and he suffered a traumatic brain injury from a pre-existing skull fracture after which he feigned insanity.
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During the period of abuse, Brockbank had told his stepdaughter he once tried to saw her leg off according to Strike she actually got it caught in barbed wire when she was younger, giving her a scar similar to the one on the leg sent to Strike's office which led him to suspect Brockbank ; however, he was never tried and was instead invalided out of the military.
Terence 'Digger' Malley - a professional gangster and member of the Harringay Crime Syndicate with a previous murder to his credit and who had previously sent a body part, leading Strike to suspect him. In a joint operation with Vice Squad into a drug ring, Strike had uncovered the evidence for which Malley had been imprisoned.
However, since Strike had given evidence anonymously, Strike believed that Malley was unaware that Strike was behind his arrest and conviction. The police then discovered Malley was in Spain when the leg was sent to Robin, eliminating him from the inquiry.
Jeff Whittaker - stepfather of Strike and widower of Strike's mother Leda. Whitaker was only a few years older than Strike and had married Leda because she was famous and because he presumed she had a large fortune; he persuaded her to write him into her will.
After Leda's death in , Whittaker went on trial for her murder but was found not guilty. However Strike and 'Shanker', who both testified for the Crown, remain convinced that Whitaker killed Leda. Strike also primarily suspected Whittaker of sending the severed leg because the sender would have to have seen Leda naked in order to know about her tattoo, but Robin later discovered a nude photograph of Leda with the tattoo visible on the Internet, which opened the possibility of other suspects.Through the center, where caravans from north and study of historic dress and textiles, one south dealt in the local fabric production.
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