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Crais, Robert

Overview
Works: 176 works in 1,863 publications in 21 languages and 83,090 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Suspense fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Motion picture plays  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Narrator
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 watchman by Robert Crais( Book )

74 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 4,687 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 first rule by Robert Crais( Book )

59 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 4,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Meyer had the American dream until the day a Professional crew invaded his home and murdered everyone inside
The two minute rule by Robert Crais( Book )

76 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 4,275 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 sentry by Robert Crais( Book )

42 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 4,079 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
Chasing darkness : an Elvis Cole novel by Robert Crais( Book )

58 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 3,931 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
The last detective by Robert Crais( Book )

68 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 3,804 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-supressed memories of his service in Vietnam
Taken by Robert Crais( Book )

37 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,735 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
The forgotten man : a novel by Robert Crais( Book )

76 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 3,664 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
Suspect by Robert Crais( Book )

30 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 3,611 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 )

81 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 12 languages and held by 3,221 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
Hostage by Robert Crais( Book )

82 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 13 languages and held by 3,183 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 new peace is overturned when three young men, fleeing a robbery, invade a local home and take a family hostage
L.A. requiem by Robert Crais( Book )

67 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 2,746 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 )

45 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a wealthy restaurateur is accused of murdering his wife 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
Voodoo River by Robert Crais( Book )

38 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,007 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 onto an illegal immigration ring
Indigo slam : an Elvis Cole novel by Robert Crais( Book )

41 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,989 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
Free fall by Robert Crais( Book )

37 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elvis Cole investigates a case that erupts in gang violence in South Central Los Angeles
The monkey's raincoat by Robert Crais( Book )

45 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Los Angeles private detective Elvis Cole investigates the disappearance of Ellen Lang's husband and young son, he stumbles into a bizarre nightmare of high-level intrigue, missing drugs, and murder in Hollywood's seamy underworld
The sentry by Robert Crais( Recording )

28 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,500 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
Stalking the angel by Robert Crais( Book )

39 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hired by a hotel magnate to locate a priceless Japanese manuscript, L.A. private eye Elvis Cole encounters the notorious Yakuza, the Japanese Mob, and is drawn into a game of sexual obsession, amorality, and evil. From the Paperback edition
Lullaby Town by Robert Crais( Book )

48 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 airhead 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
 
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Alternative Names
Kress, Roberts

Robert Crais amerikansk författare och manusförfattare

Robert Crais amerikansk skribent og manusforfattar

Robert Crais amerikansk skribent og manusforfatter

Robert Crais amerikansk skribent og manuskriptforfatter

Robert Crais amerykański autor powieści sensacyjno-kryminalnych

Robert Crais biografía, escritor estadounidense de novelas de misterio o suspense

Robert Crais sceneggiatore e scrittore statunitense

Robert Crais US-amerikanischer Kriminalschriftsteller

Крайс, Роберт

Крейс, Робърт

קרייס, רוברט

روبرت كريس، 1953-

クレイス, ロバート

ロバート・クレイス

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The first ruleThe two minute ruleThe sentryChasing darkness : an Elvis Cole novelThe last detectiveThe forgotten man : a novelDemolition angelHostage