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Robert Crais


Born
in Louisiana, The United States
June 20, 1953

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Robert Crais is the author of the best-selling Elvis Cole novels. A native of Louisiana, he grew up on the banks of the Mississippi River in a blue collar family of oil refinery workers and police officers. He purchased a secondhand paperback of Raymond Chandler’s The Little Sister when he was fifteen, which inspired his lifelong love of writing, Los Angeles, and the literature of crime fiction. Other literary influences include Dashiell Hammett, Ernest Hemingway, Robert B. Parker, and John Steinbeck.
After years of amateur film-making and writing short fiction, he journeyed to Hollywood in 1976 where he quickly found work writing scripts for such major television series as Hill Street Blues, Cagney & Lacey, and Miami Vice, as well as nume
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The Watchman (Elvis Cole, #...

4.12 avg rating — 25,283 ratings — published 2007 — 61 editions
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The Monkey's Raincoat (Elvi...

3.99 avg rating — 25,673 ratings — published 1987 — 47 editions
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Suspect (Scott James & Magg...

4.17 avg rating — 23,037 ratings — published 2013 — 52 editions
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The First Rule (Elvis Cole,...

4.22 avg rating — 21,553 ratings — published 2010 — 42 editions
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The Sentry (Elvis Cole, #14...

4.22 avg rating — 20,483 ratings — published 2011 — 47 editions
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L.A. Requiem (Elvis Cole, #8)

4.29 avg rating — 19,628 ratings — published 1999 — 56 editions
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Taken (Elvis Cole, #15; Joe...

4.21 avg rating — 18,654 ratings — published 2012 — 48 editions
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The Last Detective (Elvis C...

4.26 avg rating — 18,303 ratings — published 2003 — 63 editions
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Chasing Darkness (Elvis Col...

4.21 avg rating — 17,384 ratings — published 2008 — 45 editions
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Sunset Express (Elvis Cole,...

4.20 avg rating — 16,022 ratings — published 1996 — 43 editions
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“There isn't so much love in the world that you can turn it away when it's offered.”
Robert Crais

“She asked me why I always had something flip to say. I said that I didn't know, but having been blessed with the gift, I felt obliged to use it.”
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“Adults always wonder what to say and how to say it when they're talking to a child. You want to be wise, but all you are is a child yourself in a larger body. Nothing is ever what it seems. The things that you think you know are never certain. I know that now. I wish that I didn't, but I do.”
Robert Crais, The Last Detective

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