Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith is the third book in JK Rowling’s pseudonymous Cormoran Strike series. It can be read alone but readers of the first two books will appreciate the continuing character development. The opening gambit is a grisly delivery that shakes Robin, Cormoran’s normally indefatigable assistant. The book cleverly combines their personal and professional lives while stretching the typical private detective genre tropes. It is grisly at times so be forewarned.