WorldCat Identities

Crais, Robert

Works: 511 works in 2,973 publications in 16 languages and 91,469 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Drama  Novels  Film adaptations  Action and adventure fiction  Adventure stories  History  Crime films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Narrator, Creator, Other, Scenarist
Classifications: PS3553.R264, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Robert Crais
Most widely held works by Robert Crais
The first rule by Robert Crais( Book )

69 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and Polish and held by 4,572 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 sentry by Robert Crais( Book )

60 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 4,435 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 watchman by Robert Crais( Book )

87 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 4,248 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
Suspect by Robert Crais( Book )

54 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 4,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Struggling to reclaim his career after the devastating murder of his partner eight months earlier, LAPD cop Scott James is teamed with a traumatized military canine named Maggie who assists Scott in an effort to track down his late partner's killer
Taken by Robert Crais( Book )

58 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,934 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
Chasing darkness : an Elvis Cole novel by Robert Crais( Book )

70 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 3,808 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 two minute rule by Robert Crais( Book )

88 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 3,803 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 last detective by Robert Crais( Book )

78 editions published between 2002 and 2020 in 6 languages and held by 3,725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his girlfriend's ten-year-old son disappears without a trace while staying with him, Elvis Cole investigates and is forced to consider the possibility that the disappearance is linked to him
The promise by Robert Crais( Book )

63 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 3,603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Elvis Cole is hired to locate a woman who may have disappeared with a stranger she met online, it seems like an ordinary case -- until Elvis learns the missing woman worked for a defense contractor and was being blackmailed to supply explosives components for a person or persons unknown. Meanwhile, LAPD officer Scott James and his patrol dog, Maggie, enter an abandoned building to locate an armed and dangerous thief, only to discover far more than they expected: The fugitive is dead, the building is filled with explosives, and Scott and Maggie are assaulted by a hidden man who escapes in the chaos, all as a bloodied Joe Pike watches from the shadows. Soon, Scott and Maggie find themselves targeted by that man, and, as their case intertwines with Elvis and Joe's, joining forces to follow the trail of the missing woman as well. From inner-city drug traffickers to a shadowy group of Afghan war veterans with ties to a terrorist cell, the people they encounter on that trail add up to ever-increasing odds, and soon the four of them are fighting to find the woman not only before she is killed but before the same fate happens to one of them
The forgotten man : a novel by Robert Crais( Book )

74 editions published between 2004 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 3,548 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
Demolition angel by Robert Crais( Book )

73 editions published between 2000 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 3,110 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 )

83 editions published between 2001 and 2020 in 7 languages and held by 3,057 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
The wanted by Robert Crais( Book )

29 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 2,980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. With two other partners in crime, he's been responsible for a string of high-end burglaries, a crime spree that takes a deadly turn when one of them is murdered and Tyson and his girlfriend disappear. They stole the wrong thing from the wrong man. Determined to get it back, he has hired a team that is smart and brutal, and to even the odds, Cole calls in his friends Joe Pike and Jon Stone. But even they may be overmatched. The hired killers are leaving a trail of bodies in their wake. A few more won't make any difference
A dangerous man by Robert Crais( Book )

29 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and held by 2,866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Joe Pike didn't expect to rescue a woman that day. He went to the bank same as anyone goes to the bank, and returned to his Jeep. So when Isabel Roland, the lonely young teller who helped him, steps out of the bank on her way to lunch, Joe is on hand when two men abduct her. Joe chases them down, and the two men are arrested. But instead of putting the drama to bed, the arrests are only the beginning of the trouble for Joe and Izzy. After posting bail, the two abductors are murdered and Izzy disappears. Pike calls on his friend, Elvis Cole, to help learn the truth. What Elvis uncovers is a twisted family story that involves corporate whistleblowing, huge amounts of cash, the Witness Relocation Program, and a long line of lies. But what of all that did Izzy know? Is she a perpetrator or a victim? And how far will Joe go to find out?"--
L.A. requiem by Robert Crais( Book )

66 editions published between 1991 and 2020 in 8 languages and held by 2,704 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 )

63 editions published between 1996 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 2,144 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
Indigo slam : an Elvis Cole novel by Robert Crais( Book )

63 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,041 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
Voodoo River by Robert Crais( Book )

47 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,952 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
The monkey's raincoat by Robert Crais( Book )

53 editions published between 1987 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 1,885 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
Free fall by Robert Crais( Book )

34 editions published between 1987 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 1,861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elvis Cole investigates a case that erupts in gang violence in South Central Los Angeles
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Audience level: 0.14 (from 0.10 for Bruce Will ... to 0.73 for Elvis Cole ...)

The two minute rule
The sentryThe watchmanChasing darkness : an Elvis Cole novelThe two minute ruleThe last detectiveThe forgotten man : a novelDemolition angelHostage
Alternative Names
Kreiss, Roberts, 1953-

Kress, Roberts

Kress, Roberts, 1953-

Robert Crais americký spisovatel

Robert Crais Amerikaans scenarioschrijver

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

קרייס, רוברט, 1953-

روبرت كريس، 1953-

크레이스, 로버트 1953-

クレイス, ロバート