C.B. Strike
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Three Novels by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)
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Crime, Drama, Mystery, SERIES
Overview
J.K Rowling (Harry Potter series) writing under the pen name, Robert Galbraith, wrote four detective novels. Each novel has been turned into the mini-series C.B. Strike.
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C.B. STRIKE

C.B. Strike is an excellent 2017 British TV crime/drama mini-series set in London, starring a one-legged Private Eye, Cormoran Strike (Tom Burke) with personal and financial issues, and his new assistant, Robin Ellacott (my favorite – she should be a bigger star but they always told her she had a classic face and should only play characters from the Renaissance era – Holliday Grainger, The Borgias, Great Expectations, Bonnie & Clyde). Happily, Ms. Grainger is finally getting contemporary roles.

C.B. Strike British TV crime drama mini-series

The three stories, each two to three one-hour episodes (I viewed it on CINEMAX), were based upon three novels written by J.K. Rowling using the pen-name Robert Galbraith. No fantasy here, just hardcore murder and intelligent deduction that one can figure out if watched very closely since lots of details are presented somewhat slowly. The first three-part series was based upon Galbraith’s first Cormoran Strike novel “The Cuckoo’s Calling,” followed by “The Silkworm” and “Career of Evil.” In addition to solving murders the sub plot includes watching Robin become interested in detective work and become part of the team. It does take some crying for Robin to become part of the team but that’s a good thing because Ms. Grainger is a great crier, A+ cryer.

C.B. Strike British TV crime drama mini-series

Robert Galbraith has written another book – Lethal White (2018) – Soon there will be a new C.B. Strike.

 

The Biggest Spoiler: The Ending

“Cuckoo’s Calling” – John Bistow who hired Strike to investigate Lula’s death was the one that killed Lula to prevent her from giving her estate to her biological brother Jonah.  Bistow also killed his brother and Lula’s friend.

 

“The Silkworm” very confusing but the agent Elizabeth Tassel did it.  Strike enrolls Robin in an investigative training course.

 

“Career of Evil” – a serial killer sends a limb to Strike trying to frame him – Strike fires Robin for gross misconduct when dangerously acting alone – Strike catches the killer Donald Laing, who has built a separate parallel identity as Ray Williams – Strike then goes to Robin’s wedding to make amends.

 

Movie Details

Director
Writer
Three Novels by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)
Actors
Runtime
Release Date
Genres
Crime, Drama, Mystery, SERIES
Overview
J.K Rowling (Harry Potter series) writing under the pen name, Robert Galbraith, wrote four detective novels. Each novel has been turned into the mini-series C.B. Strike.

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