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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 Novel Book 4)
by Robert Crais
“Elvis lives, and he's on his way to being crowned the king of detectives.”—BooklistElvis 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...
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The Last Detective: A Novel (An Elvis Cole Novel Book 9)
by Robert Crais
Elvis Cole is back...With his acclaimed bestsellers, Hostage (a New York Times Notable Book) and Demolition Angel, Robert Crais drew raves for his unstoppable pacing, edgy characterizations, and cinematic prose. Now, in The Last Detective, Crais returns to his signature character, Los Angeles private investigator Elvis Cole, in a...
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Demolition Angel
by Robert Crais
“TERRIFIC . . . EXPLOSIVE . . . [A] HIGH POWERED THRILL RIDE.” –The Wall Street Journal “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 as down-on-her-luck former bomb-squad ace Carol Starkey plays cat-and-mouse with a serial bomber. . . ....
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The Forgotten Man: A Novel (An Elvis Cole Novel Book 10)
by Robert Crais
In his major New York Times bestseller, The Last Detective , Robert Crais returned to his signature characters, private investigator Elvis Cole and his enigmatic partner, Joe Pike. Now Crais delivers a stunning, edge-of-your-seat suspense novel that leads Elvis to the very thing he’s always searched for— the dark secrets of his...
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The Sentry (Joe Pike Book 3)
by Robert Crais
Private investigators Joe Pike and Elvis Cole get double-crossed in this twisty, gripping New York Times bestseller that will have readers on the edge of their seats.When gangbangers shake down the modest owner of a Los Angeles eatery, Joe Pike intervenes. For all intents and purposes, Pike saved Wilson Smith's life. But for reasons of...
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The Monkey's Raincoat (An Elvis Cole Novel Book 1)
by Robert Crais
Winner of the Anthony and Cacavity Awards for Best Novel • Nominated for the Edgar and Shamus Awards for Best Novel“Elvis Cole provides more fun for the reader than any L.A. private eye to come along in years.”—Joseph WambaughMeet Elvis Cole, L.A. private eye . . . He quotes Jiminy Cricket and carries a .38. He's a literate...
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Suspect (An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel)
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 (Joe Pike Book 4)
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 Novel Book 3)
by Robert Crais
Hollywood's newest wunderkind is Peter Alan Nelson, 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 Nelson wants is for Elvis to comb the country for the airhead wife and infant child the film-school flunkout dumped en...
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The Watchman: A Joe Pike Novel
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...
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Hostage: A Novel
by Robert Crais
The bestselling author of Demolition Angel and L.A. Requiem returns 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...
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Stalking the Angel (An Elvis Cole Novel Book 2)
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...
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Chasing Darkness: An Elvis Cole Novel
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
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...
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L.A. Requiem (An Elvis Cole Novel Book 8)
by Robert Crais
“Terrific entertainment . . . A powerful portrait of Los Angeles in our time: swift, colorful, gripping, a real knockout.”—Dean Koontz The 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...
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Crimespree Magazine #50
by Robert Crais, Mark Billingham
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...
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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
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 (An Elvis Cole Novel Book 5)
by Robert Crais
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 before. Cole's assignment is to find out their biological history and report back.It seems all too clear cut. But when he gets to Louisiana and begins his...
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Indigo Slam: An Elvis Cole Novel
by Robert Crais
Available for the first time as an ebook!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...
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The First Rule (Joe Pike Book 2)
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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The Wanted (An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel)
by Robert Crais
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERInvestigator Elvis Cole and his partner Joe Pike take on the deadliest case of their lives in the new masterpiece of suspense from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Robert Crais.It seemed like a simple case—before the bodies started piling up...      When single-mother Devon Connor hires Elvis Cole...
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