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Robert Crais


USA flag (b.1953)

Robert Crais is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty novels, sixteen of them featuring private investigator Elvis Cole and his laconic ex-cop partner, Joe Pike. Before writing his first novel, Crais spent several years writing scripts for such major television series as Hill Street BluesCagney & LaceyMiami ViceQuincyBaretta, and L.A. Law. He received an Emmy nomination for his work on Hill Street Blues, and one of his standalone novels, Hostage, was made into a movie starring Bruce Willis. His novels have been translated into forty-two languages and are bestsellers around the world. A native of Louisiana, he lives in Los Angeles.
 

Genres: Mystery, Thriller
 
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Series
Elvis Cole and Joe Pike
   1. The Monkey's Raincoat (1987)
   2. Stalking the Angel (1988)
   3. Lullaby Town (1992)
   4. Free Fall (1993)
   5. Voodoo River (1995)
   6. Sunset Express (1996)
   7. Indigo Slam (1997)
   8. L. A. Requiem (1999)
   9. The Last Detective (2003)
   10. The Forgotten Man (2005)
   11. The Watchman (2007)
   12. Chasing Darkness (2008)
   13. The First Rule (2009)
   14. The Sentry (2010)
   15. Taken (2012)
   16. The Promise (2015)
   17. The Wanted (2017)
   18. A Dangerous Man (2019)
   Elvis Cole and Joe Pike: A Mysterious Profile (2022)
   19. Racing the Light (2022)
   20. Untitled Elvis/Pike Novel (2024)
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Scott James and Maggie
   1. Suspect (2013)
   2. The Promise (2015)
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Novels
   Demolition Angel (2000)
   Hostage (2001)
   The Two Minute Rule (2006)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   Weigh Station (1982)
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Robert Crais recommends
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The Ascent (2024)
Adam Plantinga
"THE ASCENT is terrific - a brutal portrait of a tough cop in an unforgiving world. I loved it."
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The Gatekeeper (2022)
(Dez Limerick, book 1)
James Byrne
"Dez Limerick, the smart, mysterious hero of James Byrne's fabulous debut thriller, is the most exciting new character I've read in years. The Gatekeeper is a flat-out, high speed winner. I loved it."
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Steel Fear (2021)
(Finn Thrillers, book 1)
John David Mann and Brandon Webb
"Steel Fear is deadly good, a five-star scorcher from first page to last. The enigmatic and mysterious Finn is the next big thriller superstar."

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Anthologies containing stories by Robert Crais
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The Lineup (2009)
The World's Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives
edited by
Otto Penzler
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Clarion SF (1977)
edited by
Kate Wilhelm

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