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Best Robert Crais Books To Read

There are countless Robert Crais courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

The Monkey’s Raincoat: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel (2019)

 Best Robert Crais Books To ReadMeet Elvis Cole, L.A. Private Eye. . . . He quotes Jiminy Cricket and carries a .38. He’s a literate, wisecracking Vietnam vet who is determined to never grow up. When quiet Ellen Lang enters Elvis Cole’s Disney-Deco office, she’s lost something very valuable—her husband and her young son. The case seems simple enough, but Elvis isn’t thrilled. Neither is his enigmatic partner and firepower, Joe Pike.
Author(s): Robert Crais

Free Fall (Elvis Cole) (1994)

 Best Robert Crais Books To ReadElvis Cole is just a detective who can’t say no, especially to a girl in a terrible fix.
Author(s): Robert Crais

The Wanted (An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel) (2018)

 Best Robert Crais Books To ReadIt seemed like a simple case–before the bodies started piling up . . .When single mother Devon Connor hires private investigator Elvis Cole, it’s because her troubled teenage son, Tyson, is flashing cash and she’s afraid he’s dealing drugs. But the truth is devastatingly different.
Author(s): Robert Crais

The Watchman (Joe Pike) (2011)

 Best Robert Crais Books To ReadLarkin Conner Barkley lives like the City of Angels is hers for the taking. Young and staggeringly rich, she speeds through the city during its loneliest hours, blowing through red after red in her Aston Martin as if running for her life. Then suddenly she sees another car’s metal-on-metal explosion of a terrible accident and, dazed, finds herself the single witness in a secret federal investigation. For maybe the first time in her life, Larkin wants to do the right thing.
Author(s): Robert Crais

Stalking the Angel (Elvis Cole, Book 2) (1992)

 Best Robert Crais Books To ReadThe 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 the uptight hotel magnate on the other. Bradley Warren had lost something very valuable—something that belonged to someone else: a rare thirteenth-century Japanese manuscript called the Hagakure.
Author(s): Robert Crais

L.A. Requiem (2011)

 Best Robert Crais Books To ReadA reckoning has come to the City of AngelsKaren Garcia is missing and her father doesn’t trust the cops – he wants someone he knows on the case – so he enlists the help of Elvis Cole and Joe Pike.
Author(s): Robert Crais

The Last Detective (2004)

 Best Robert Crais Books To ReadP.I. Elvis Cole’s relationship with attorney Lucy Chenier is strained. Then the unthinkable happens. While Lucy is away on business and her ten-year-old son Ben is staying with Elvis, the boy vanishes without a trace. When the kidnappers call, it’s not for ransom, but for a promise to punish Cole for past sins he claims he didn’t commit.
Author(s): Robert Crais

Sunset Express (Elvis Cole) (2005)

 Best Robert Crais Books To ReadProminent restaurateur Teddy Martin is facing charges in his wife’s brutal murder. But he’s not going down without spending a bundle of cash on his defense. So his hotshot attorney hires P.I. Elvis Cole to find proof that Detective Angela Rossi tampered with the evidence. Rossi needs a way back to the fast track after falling hard during an internal investigation five years ago.
Author(s): Robert Crais

Lullaby Town: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel (2019)

 Best Robert Crais Books To ReadHollywood’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 wife and infant child the film-school flunkout dumped en route to becoming the third-biggest filmmaker in America. It’s the kind of case Cole can handle in his sleep—until it turns out to be a nightmare.
Author(s): Robert Crais

Indigo Slam: An Elvis Cole Novel (2014)

 Best Robert Crais Books To ReadLife 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 that began that night. What he finds is a sordid tale of high crimes and illicit drugs.
Author(s): Robert Crais

The Promise (An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel) (2016)

 Best Robert Crais Books To ReadElvis Cole and Joe Pike keep their promises. Even if it could get them killed   Elvis Cole is hired to find a woman who’s disappeared, a seemingly ordinary case, until he learns the missing woman is an explosives expert and worked for a Defense Department contractor. Meanwhile, LAPD K-9 Officer Scott James and his patrol dog, Maggie, track a fugitive to a house filled with explosives—and a dead body.
Author(s): Robert Crais

The First Rule (Joe Pike) (2010)

 Best Robert Crais Books To ReadWhen 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 of his own: to clear his friend’s name, and to punish the people who murdered him.
Author(s): Robert Crais

Chasing Darkness (Elvis Cole) (2009)

 Best Robert Crais Books To ReadIt’s fire season, and the hills of Los Angeles are burning. When police and fire department personnel rush door to door in a frenzied evacuation effort, they discover the week-old corpse of an apparent suicide.
Author(s): Robert Crais

Voodoo River (Elvis Cole Novels) (1996)

 Best Robert Crais Books To ReadL.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 search, he finds that there’s something much darker going on.
Author(s): Robert Crais

The Sentry (Joe Pike) (2012)

 Best Robert Crais Books To ReadWhen 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 their own, Smith and his lovely niece, Dru, are curiously resentful.
Author(s): Robert Crais

Best Robert Crais Books to Read

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Robert Crais: Best Reading Order--with Summaries & Checklist

Author(s): Albie Berk
ID: 3460502, Publisher: Albie Berk, Year: 2018, Size: 185 Kb, Format: epub

Stalking the Angel

Author(s): Robert Crais
ID: 729548, Publisher: Crimeline, Year: 2011, Size: 185 Kb, Format: epub

The Sentry

Author(s): Robert Crais
ID: 775504, Publisher: Putnam Adult, Year: 2011, Size: 376 Kb, Format: mobi

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