JK Rowling’s witty whodunit comes to a thrilling conclusion.

Strike and Robin’s investigation into the ghoulish murder of author Owen Quine reaches a tumultuous climax as the gripping series draws to a close.

With Strike desperately trying to clear Leonora’s name, Matthew’s mother’s funeral draws Robin away from the case.

But while she is there, her detective skills uncover useful information about Quine’s literary rival, Andrew Fancourt.

Some new theories about Quine’s controversial novel and the bitter feuds that he became embroiled in also come to light, but when a fall leaves Strike in excruciating pain, can Robin manage to bring the killer to book after they try to make a bid for freedom?