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Crais, Robert

Overview
Works: 330 works in 1,753 publications in 3 languages and 81,085 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Suspense fiction  Motion picture plays  Drama 
Roles: Editor, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3553.R264, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Robert Crais
 
Most widely held works by Robert Crais
The first rule by Robert Crais ( Book )
44 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frank Meyer had the American dream-until the day a professional crew invaded his home and murdered everyone inside. The police think Meyer was hiding something very bad, but Joe Pike does not. With the help of Elvis Cole, Pike sets out on a hunt of his own--an investigation that quickly entangles them both in a web of ancient grudges, blood ties, blackmail, vengeance, double crosses, and cutthroat criminals
The watchman by Robert Crais ( Book )
51 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Working as a bodyguard for a spoiled federal witness, Joe Pike hatches a desperate plan to disappear with the woman in the underworld of Los Angeles and turn on her would-be killers, an effort in which he enlists the help of private investigator Elvis Cole
The sentry by Robert Crais ( Book )
30 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 4,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dru Rayne and her uncle are Louisiana refugees who relocated to Los Angeles after Hurricane Katrina. Now, five years after the storm, their struggling restaurant faces a different danger. When Joe Pike witnesses Dru's uncle beaten by a neighborhood gang intent on extorting protection money, he offers his own brand of protection. But neither Dru nor her uncle want his help--and neither do the federal agents mysteriously watching their store
The last detective by Robert Crais ( Book )
41 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 4,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When the son of his long-time girlfriend, Lucy, goes missing, Elvis Cole finds himself encumbered by his personal demons, the dark secrets of his childhood, and long-suppressed memories of his service in Vietnam
The two minute rule by Robert Crais ( Book )
52 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Devastated by the murder of his estranged police officer son on the day of his own release from prison, former bank robber Max Holman launches a renegade investigation and discovers that the chief suspect is being wrongfully targeted by the LAPD
The forgotten man : a novel by Robert Crais ( Book )
46 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Los Angeles, private investigator Elvis Cole learns that the body of a stranger who claimed to be his father has been discovered, a situation that prompts him to team up with partner Joe Pike to unveil dark secrets surrounding Cole's past
Chasing darkness : an Elvis Cole novel by Robert Crais ( Book )
39 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elvis was a hero when he cleared an innocent man of a murder charge. But when that innocent man is found dead three years later holding photos of the victim, Elvis is the one on trial
Taken by Robert Crais ( Book )
26 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 3,444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A kidnapping drops Elvis Cole and Joe Pike into the maelstrom of human smugglers. After L.A. college senior Krista Morales finds out the secret her boyfriend, USC dropout Jack Berman, has been hiding, she brings him out to the desert to reveal her own secret: the place where her mother Nita, who runs a highly successful business, was once brought into the country as an illegal alien. Unfortunately, the coyotes are still plying their customary trade at the very same spot, and Krista and Jack get swept up in a passing caravan. Convinced there's something strange about a ransom demand of a measly $500 delivered over the phone by her daughter in a heavy Mexican accent, Nita calls in Elvis Cole, the World's Greatest Detective. Working as usual with laconic Joe Pike, Cole soon ties the human-trafficking ring to the Double Dragon Korean gang and Syrian mastermind Ghazi al-Diri. But his attempt to infiltrate the ring as an unscrupulous capitalist who needs cheap labor backfires when he's recognized and seized himself. Now Pike must enlist his mercenary buddy Jon Stone to help rescue Krista, Jack, Cole and maybe even the two dozen illegals with whom they're being held in an undisclosed location
Hostage by Robert Crais ( Book )
46 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Former LAPD hostage negotiator Jeff Talley takes a job as chief of police in a small town far from the city, but his peaceful life is overturned when three young men, fleeing a robbery, invade a local home and take a family hostage
Suspect by Robert Crais ( Book )
18 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 3,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Struggling to reclaim his career after the devastating murder of his partner eight months earlier, LAPD cop Max Kent is teamed with a traumatized military canine named Maggie who assists Max in an effort to track down his late partner's killer
Demolition angel by Robert Crais ( Book )
36 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Los Angeles Police Department bomb squad veteran detective Carol Starkey must overcome the devastation of a bomb that injured her and killed her partner/lover in order to stop a serial bomber targeting bomb techs
L.A. requiem by Robert Crais ( Book )
41 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Joe Pike's former lover is found dead at a reservoir in the Hollywood Hills, he and private investigator Elvis Cole are brought in by the woman's father, a rich Hispanic who does not trust the police, to monitor the police investigation. But Pike is no stranger to the men and women in the LAPD's elite Robbery-Homicide Division, at least one of whom has been harboring a long-buried desire for revenge
Sunset express : an Elvis Cole novel by Robert Crais ( Book )
37 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a wealthy entrepreneur is accused of murdering his girlfriend 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
Free fall by Robert Crais ( Book )
28 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 1,978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elvis Cole investigates a case that erupts in gang violence in South Central Los Angeles
Indigo slam : an Elvis Cole novel by Robert Crais ( Book )
33 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 1,923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Los Angeles PI Elvis Cole is hired by three children who want to make sure their father, Clark Hewitt, is still alive. Hewitt went into hiding, pursued by Russian counterfeiters on whom he squealed. The investigation takes Elvis to Hewitt's hometown, Seattle, where he runs afoul of both the newly emerging Russian Mafia and U.S. Federal Marshals
The monkey's raincoat by Robert Crais ( Book )
36 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 1,894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Ellen Lang's husband Mort disappears with their son, she hires Elvis Cole to track him down. At the same time as police find Mort in his parked car with four gunshots in his chest--and no kid in sight--Ellen disappears. It's up to Elvis Cole and Joe Pike to find the connection between sleazy Hollywood players and an ex-Matador
Voodoo River by Robert Crais ( Book )
15 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Los Angeles, PI Elvis Cole is hired by a TV star, an adopted child, to find her biological parents for information on the family's medical history. The assignment takes him to Louisiana where he stumbles on an illegal immigration ring
Stalking the angel by Robert Crais ( Book )
31 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bradley Warren had lost something very valuable, something that belonged to someone else: a rare thirteenth century Japanese manuscript called the Hagakure. Everything PI Elvis Cole knew about Japanese culture he'd learned from reading Shogun, but he knew a lot of crooks and what he didn't know, his sociopathic sidekick Joe Pike did. Together their search begins in LA's Little Tokyo and the nest of the notorious Japanese mafia, the yakuza, and leads to a white knuckled adventure filled with madness, murder and sexual obsession just another day's work for Elvis Cole
The sentry by Robert Crais ( Recording )
25 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dru Rayne and her uncle fled to L.A. after Hurricane Katrina. Now, five years later, they face a different danger. When Joe Pike witnesses Dru's uncle beaten by a protection gang, he offers his help, but neither of them want it and neither do the federal agents mysteriously watching them. As the level of violence escalates, and Pike himself becomes a target, he and Elvis Cole learn that Dru and her uncle are not who they seem and that everything he thought he knew about them has been a lie
The watchman by Robert Crais ( Recording )
40 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joe Pike, an ex-cop, ex-Marine, ex-mercenary, is coerced into protecting Larkin Barkley, a hard-partying young heiress whose life is in danger after becoming a hunted witness in a secret federal investigation. "With the help of private investigator Elvis Cole, Pike uncovers a web of lies and betrayals. As the body count rises, Pike;s biggest threat might come from the girl herself, a lost soul in the CIty of Angels, determined to destroy herself unless Joe Pike can teach her the value of life... and love." -- Container
 
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Alternative Names
Kress, Roberts
Крейс, Робърт
קרייס, רוברט
روبرت كريس، 1953-
クレイス, ロバート
Languages
English (700)
Indonesian (1)
Danish (1)
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