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Career of Evil

Career of Evil

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2000s: The third outing for Comoran Strike’s PI agency

  • ISBN: 978-0751563597
  • Genre: Crime, Police Procedural

What you need to know before your trail

When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman’s severed leg.

Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible – and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality.

With the police focusing on the one suspect Strike is increasingly sure is not the perpetrator, he and Robin take matters into their own hands, and delve into the dark and twisted worlds of the other three men. But as more horrendous acts occur, time is running out for the two of them…

Travel Guide


Many settings here familiar to book one as Comoran’s office and where he sleeps is very much the same. However, even though most of the investigation takes place in and around Whitechapel this time, there’s also a little jaunt or two out of London since the suspects and witnesses are dotted away from the capital.

Whitechapel is of course infamous as being the area where the Jack the Ripper murders took place. The tube station of Aldgate East is one used by the characters as they travel to and from the scene.

TottenhamCourt road is where Robin is often spotted on the phone – this is just a stone’s throw from the office on Denmark Street but pop into the niceWhitfield Gardens as a little oasis both in London and in the crime fighting day.

Again, many pubs used in and around the city – Charlotte Place in Fitzrovia is a popular one.

Yorkshire – Barrow in Furness

Barrow in Furness provided a number of locations – mainly focusing on Barrow Island.

The Crow’s Nest Pub

The Crow’s Nest is actually a real pub so you have to have a drink of some sort here!

Harrogate happy endings?

Robin’s family church is said to be close to Masham near Harrogate. The church does exist and is worth a drive out to see it.

Streetview Maps

A) London - Denmark Stret - Comoran's office
D) Yorkshire -Barrows in Furness - Crows Nest pub

Booktrail Boarding Pass:  Career of Evil

Destination : London, Yorkshire  Author/Guide: Robert Galbraith  Departure Time: 2000s

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