Biography

Robert Crais

Robert Crais is the author of the bestselling 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 15, 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.

Robert Crais

Books by Robert Crais

by Robert Crais - Crime, Fiction, Suspense

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, in another part of the city, 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.

by Robert Crais - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

After a shocking assault killed his partner and nearly killed him, LAPD cop Scott James is an angry emotional wreck. Maggie is a German shepherd who survived three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan sniffing explosives, but when she lost her handler to an IED, she developed PTSD similar to Scott's. They are each other's last chance, and their case takes them through the darkest moments of their personal hells. Can the two survive together?

by Robert Crais - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

When the police tell a wealthy industrialist that her missing son has faked his own kidnapping, she hires Elvis Cole and Joe Pike --- and Cole soon determines that it was no fake. The boy and his secret girlfriend have been taken by professional border kidnappers. 

by Robert Crais - Fiction, Thriller

After Joe Pike saves a man's life, the man's family seems oddly resentful. Maybe because they're not who they seem to be --- including the seductive Dru. But it's more than a charade --- it's a trap. And Pike's already been hooked...