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Robert Crais is the author of the best-selling Elvis Cole novels. He was the 2006 recipient of the Ross Macdonald Literary Award.

A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, he grew up on the banks of the Mississippi River in a blue collar family of oil refinery workers and four generations of police officers. He purchased a second-hand paperback of Raymond Chandler's The Little Sister when he was fifteen, which inspired his lifelong love of writing, Los Angeles, and the literature of crime fiction.

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Free Fall: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel
Free Fall: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel
by Robert Crais
“A thoughtful and powerful page turner.”—PeopleElvis Cole is just a detective who can't say no, especially to a girl in a terrible fix. And Jennifer Sheridan qualifies: Her fiancé, Mark Thurman, is a decorated LA cop with an elite plainclothes unit, but Jennifer's sure he's in trouble—the kind of serious trouble that only Elvis Cole can...
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The Last Detective: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel
The Last Detective: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel
by Robert Crais
With his acclaimed bestsellers, Hostage and Demolition Angel, Robert Crais drew raves for his unstoppable pacing, edgy characterizations, and cinematic prose. Now, Crais returns to his signature character, Los Angeles private investigator Elvis Cole, in a masterful page-turner that probes the meaning of family and the burdens of the...
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A Dangerous Man (Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 18)
A Dangerous Man (Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 18)
by Robert Crais
A brilliant new crime novel from the beloved, bestselling, and award-winning master of the genre--and Joe Pike's most perilous case to date.Joe Pike didn't expect to rescue a woman that day. He went to the bank same as anyone goes to the bank, and returned to his Jeep. So when Isabel Roland, the lonely young teller who helped him, steps...
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Elvis Cole and Joe Pike: A Mysterious Profile (Mysterious Profiles)
Elvis Cole and Joe Pike: A Mysterious Profile (Mysterious Profiles)
by Robert Crais
The #1 New York Times–bestselling author invites you into a conversation with his two most popular characters—one well-liked and the other, not so much.In this short piece, Robert Crais brings us into the world of quirky and likable Los Angeles PI Elvis Cole and his friend Joe Pike, a survivor and an enigmatic man of few words. The...
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Racing the Light (An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel Book 19)
Racing the Light (An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel Book 19)
by Robert Crais
Private investigator Elvis Cole and his enigmatic partner Joe Pike are back on the case in this brilliant new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Robert Crais.Adele Schumacher isn't a typical worried mom. When she hires Elvis to find her missing son, a controversial podcaster named Josh Shoe, she brings a bag filled with...
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Demolition Angel: A Novel
Demolition Angel: A Novel
by Robert Crais
“Crais is at the top of his game, and Demolition Angel delivers the goods. With a bang. . . . It’s Silence of the Lambs meets Speed. . . . Crais knows how to press all the right buttons in keeping the story line taut and the action, well, explosive.”—San Francisco ChronicleCarol Starkey is struggling to pick up the pieces of her former...
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Suspect
Suspect
by Robert Crais
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Elvis Cole and Joe Pike series comes a thrilling novel featuring LAPD K-9 Officer Scott James and his German shepherd, Maggie.Nine months ago, a shocking assault by unidentified men killed Scott James' partner, Stephanie, nearly killed him, and left him enraged, ashamed, and ready to...
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Taken (Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 15)
Taken (Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 15)
by Robert Crais
The search for a missing girl leads private investigators Elvis Cole and Joe Pike into the nightmarish world of human trafficking in this #1 New York Times bestseller from Robert Crais.When Nita Morales hires Elvis Cole to find her missing daughter, she's sure it's a ruse orchestrated by the girl and her boyfriend. She's wrong. They've...
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Lullaby Town: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel
Lullaby Town: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel
by Robert Crais
“Quick, cutting wit . . . a keen ear.”—The New York Times Book Review Hollywood’s newest wunderkind is Peter Alan Nelsen, the brilliant, erratic director known as the King of Adventure. His films make billions, but his manners make enemies. What the boy king wants, he gets, and what Nelsen wants is for Elvis to comb the country for the...
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The Watchman: A Joe Pike Novel (Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 11)
The Watchman: A Joe Pike Novel (Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 11)
by Robert Crais
At last, the enigmatic partner of Elvis Cole (The Two Minute Rule) takes center stage in this pulse-racing thriller. When Joe Pike is charged with safeguarding a wealthy heiress, he discovers protecting the sole witness to a crime is nothing compared to protecting an LA party girl from her own self-destruction…Larkin Conner Barkley lives...
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Hostage: A Novel
Hostage: A Novel
by Robert Crais
The bestselling author of Demolition Angeland L.A. Requiemreturns with his most intense and intricate thriller yet. As the Los Angeles Times said, Robert Crais is “a crime writer operating at the top of his game.” His complex heroes and heroines, his mastery of noir atmosphere, and his brilliant, taut plots have catapulted him into the...
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Stalking the Angel: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel
Stalking the Angel: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel
by Robert Crais
Meet Elvis Cole, L.A. private eye . . . he quotes Jiminy Cricket and carries a .38. He’s a literate, wisecreacking Vietnam vet who is determined never to grow up. The blonde who walked into Cole’s office was the bestlooking woman he’d seen in weeks. The only thing that kept her from rating a perfect “10” was the briefcase on one arm and...
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Chasing Darkness: An Elvis Cole Novel (Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 12)
Chasing Darkness: An Elvis Cole Novel (Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 12)
by Robert Crais
Private Investigator Elvis Cole learns that LA fires bring more than heat, they bring his old friend Joe Pike and the past. Cole’s fight to clear his name brings murder and corruption terrifyingly close to home.It’s fire season, and the hills of Los Angeles are burning. When police and fire department personnel rush door to door in a...
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The Two Minute Rule
The Two Minute Rule
by Robert Crais
From the author of The Last Detective and Hostage, comes a thriller featuring a father searching for vengeance in the City of Angels. But for an ex-con fresh on parole, finding answers in the corruption of the LAPD means asking for help from the person least expecting it: the FBI officer who put him away…Every seasoned criminal knows the...
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L.A. Requiem (Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 8)
L.A. Requiem (Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 8)
by Robert Crais
“Terrific entertainment . . . A powerful portrait of Los Angeles in our time: swift, colorful, gripping, a real knockout.”—Dean KoontzThe day starts like any other in L.A. The sun burns hot as the Santa Ana winds blow ash from mountain fires to coat the glittering city. But for private investigator Joe Pike, the city will never be the...
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Crimespree Magazine #50
Crimespree Magazine #50
by Robert Crais, Mark Billingham, Reed Farrel Coleman, James Lee Burke, Craig McDonald, Rhys Bowen, SJ Rozan, Victor Gischler
Welcome to the 50th issue of Crimespree Magazine.This is a special anniversary issue, indeed. Robert Crais is this issues feature interview. Jon and Ruth Jordan are interviewed by Mark Billingham. Six additional interviews are crammed into the issue. Steve Newman supplies the short story this time around.There’s a great Footprints piece...
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The Promise: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel
The Promise: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel
by Robert Crais
Elvis Cole and Joe Pike are joined by Suspect heroes LAPD K-9 Officer Scott James and his German shepherd, Maggie, in this heart-stopping thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Robert Crais.   Elvis Cole and Joe Pike keep their promises. Even if it could get them killed...   Elvis Cole is hired to find a woman who’s...
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Sunset Express: An Elvis Cole Novel (Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 6)
Sunset Express: An Elvis Cole Novel (Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 6)
by Robert Crais
When a wealthy entrepreneur is accused of murder in Los Angeles, wisecracking private eye Elvis Cole is hired to prove that the evidence was corrupted and becomes suspicious about the defense attorney's motivations. Prominent restaurateur Teddy Martin is facing charges in his wife's brutal murder. But he's not going down without spending...
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Voodoo River (Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 5)
Voodoo River (Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 5)
by Robert Crais
Elvis Cole finds himself deep in the bayou of Louisiana searching for the estranged parents of a television star -- but something deadly is looking for him. L.A. private eye Elvis Cole is hired by popular television star Jodie Taylor to delve into her past and identify the biological parents who gave her up for adoption thirty-six years...
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Indigo Slam: An Elvis Cole Novel (Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 7)
Indigo Slam: An Elvis Cole Novel (Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 7)
by Robert Crais
Life in the California sun suits Elvis Cole -- until the day a fifteen-year-old girl and her two younger siblings walk into his office. Then everything changes. Three years ago, a Seattle family ran for their lives in a hail of bullets. Hired by three kids to find their missing father, Elvis now must pick up the cold pieces of a drama...
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The First Rule (Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 13)
The First Rule (Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 13)
by Robert Crais
Joe Pike and his partner Elvis Cole must solve the murder of an old friend and his entire family in this gripping thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Robert Crais.When Frank Meyer and his family are executed during a home invasion, the police begin investigating the secret life they're sure Meyer had. Joe Pike's on a hunt...
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