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Lethal White

On sale

18th September 2018

Price: £30

Audible Sounds of Crime Award at Crimefest, 2019

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Selected: Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9781405538954
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‘Hugely absorbing. . . the best Strike novel yet’ SUNDAY MIRROR

‘Highly inventive storytelling’ GUARDIAN

‘Outrageously entertaining’ FINANCIAL TIMES

‘Come for the twists and turns and stay for the beautifully drawn central relationship’ INDEPENDENT

‘Blistering piece of crime writing’ SUNDAY TIMES

‘Fans will love it’ HEAT


When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike’s office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed, and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic.

Trying to get to the bottom of Billy’s story, Strike and Robin Ellacott – once his assistant, now a partner in the agency – set off on a twisting trail that leads them through the backstreets of London, into a secretive inner sanctum within Parliament, and to a beautiful but sinister manor house deep in the countryside.

And during this labyrinthine investigation, Strike’s own life is far from straightforward: his newfound fame as a private eye means he can no longer operate behind the scenes as he once did. Plus, his relationship with his former assistant is more fraught than it ever has been – Robin is now invaluable to Strike in the business, but their personal relationship is much, much more tricky than that . . .

The most epic Robert Galbraith novel yet, LETHAL WHITE is both a gripping mystery and a page-turning next instalment in the ongoing story of Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott.



‘One of the most unique and compelling detectives I’ve come across in years‘ MARK BILLINGHAM

‘The work of a master storyteller’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

‘Unputdownable. . . Irresistible’ SUNDAY TIMES

‘Will keep you up all night’ OBSERVER

‘A thoroughly enjoyable classic’ PETER JAMES, SUNDAY EXPRESS


India Knight for The Sunday Times Magazine
The best one yet
Fans will love it
Sunday Times
Blistering piece of crime writing
Captivating storytelling
Sunday Mirror
Hugely absorbing. . . the best Strike novel yet
Another thrilling ride
Press Association
Bursting with vivid characters and unnerving plot twists ... captivating storytelling
[an] obsessive reading experience
Dark but gripping
Daily Mail
confirms [Galbraith's] exceptional ability as a storyteller
Ambitious, sophisticated and stylish
The Daily Telegraph
Strike remains a compelling hero
Mail on Sunday
Thoroughly enjoyable
Twist-packed treat
Financial Times
Outrageously entertaining
Highly inventive storytelling
Woman’s Way
Such a clever read
Come for the twists and turns and stay for the beautifully drawn central relationship