Robert Crais Free Fall, Monkey s Raincoat returns with his eighth Elvis Cole mystery, L.A Requiem, a breakneck caper that leaves the wise cracking detective second guessing himself Cole s partner, the tight lipped, charm free Joe Pike, gets a call from his friend Frank Tortilla Garcia Not only is Garcia a wealthy businessman, he s a political heavyweight and fatherRobert Crais Free Fall, Monkey s Raincoat returns with his eighth Elvis Cole mystery, L.A Requiem, a breakneck caper that leaves the wise cracking detective second guessing himself Cole s partner, the tight lipped, charm free Joe Pike, gets a call from his friend Frank Tortilla Garcia Not only is Garcia a wealthy businessman, he s a political heavyweight and father of Karen, Joe s ex Frank sends the gumshoe duo out to find his girl, but the boys are beaten to the punch by the men in blue Karen is found in a park with a bullet in her brain The two stay on the case, but when another murder points to Pike as a suspect, things take a turn for the worse The boys on the force are all too willing to put Pike away he has a checkered past When Cole attempts to save Pike, he finds a lot than he bargained for.
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 numerous series pilots and Movies of the Week for the major networks He received an Emmy nomination for his work on Hill Street Blues, but is most proud of his 4 hour NBC miniseries, Cross of Fire, which the New York Times declared A searing and powerful documentation of the Ku Klux Klan s rise to national prominence in the 20s In the mid eighties, feeling constrained by the collaborative working requirements of Hollywood, Crais resigned from a lucrative position as a contract writer and television producer in order to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a novelist His first efforts proved unsuccessful, but upon the death of his father in 1985, Crais was inspired to create Elvis Cole, using elements of his own life as the basis of the story The resulting novel, The Monkey s Raincoat, won the Anthony and Macavity Awards and was nominated for the Edgar Award It has since been selected as one of the 100 Favorite Mysteries of the Century by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association Crais conceived of the novel as a stand alone, but realized that in Elvis Cole he had created an ideal and powerful character through which to comment upon his life and times See the WORKS section for additional titles Elvis Cole s readership and fan base grew with each new book, then skyrocketed in 1999 upon the publication of L A Requiem, which was a New York Times and Los Angeles Times bestseller and forever changed the way Crais conceived of and structured his novels In this new way of telling his stories, Crais combined the classic first person narrative of the American detective novel with flashbacks, multiple story lines, multiple points of view, and literary elements to better illuminate his themes Larger and deeper in scope, Publishers Weekly wrote of L A Requiem, Crais has stretched himself the way another Southern California writer Ross Macdonald always tried to do, to write a mystery novel with a solid literary base Booklist added, This is an extraordinary crime novel that should not be pigeonholed by genre The best books always land outside preset boundaries A wonderful experience Crais followed with his first non series novel, Demolition Angel, which was published in 2000 and featured former Los Angeles Police Department Bomb Technician Carol Starkey Starkey has since become a leading character in the Elvis Cole series In 2001, Crais published his second non series novel, Hostage, which was named a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times and was a world wide bestseller Additionally, the editors of selected Hostage as the 1 thriller of the year A film adaptation of Hostage was released in 2005, starring Bruce Willis as ex LAPD SWAT negotiator Jeff Talley Elvis Cole returned in 2003 with the publication of The Last Detective, followed by the tenth Elvis Cole novel, The Forgotten Man, in 2005 Both novels explore with increasing depth the natures and characters of Elvis Cole and Joe Pike RC s third stand alone novel, The Two Minute Rule, was published in 2006 The eleventh entry in the Elvis Cole series, The Watchman, will be published sometime in 2007.
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