I really don't know much about mysteries and so am no authority on British mysteries for sure, but as the old Genesis song says, I know what I like and I really, really like J.K. Rowling writing as Robert Galbraith. I've read each of the Cormoran Strike mysteries and they are all a great ride. I just finished Lethal White five minute ago and am already thinking about re-reading the three previous books starting tomorrow and then re-reading Lethal White.
If nothing else, maybe this time I would be able to put two and two together. Though, in fairness, given the complexity especially of Lethal White it's more like putting the limit as x approaches infinity of the quantity one plus one over x all raised to the power of x together with...well, you get the idea, it's complicated.
That complication didn't bother me one bit as I read, racing through the last three hundred pages (and not just because my wife was desperate to get her hands on the book). I was never going to guess the killer or the motive or really understand things even after all was revealed, but none of that matters because I love the characters of Robin and Cormoran and now Sam Barclay. Mostly it's Robin I find enthralling and so very real.
Rowling is brilliant. There is no doubt she's one of the great writers working today. I am simply amazed at her talents and, as it was between Harry Potter books, can't believe that I will now have to wait years for the next installment. I might survive, but it won't be pleasant waiting.