L A Requiem

Author: Robert Crais
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780752833958
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A reckoning has come to the City of Angels... Karen Garcia is missing and her father doesn't trust the cops - he wants someone he knows on the case. So he enlists the help of Elvis Cole and Joe Pike. It seems that Karen is the latest victim of a distinctive serial killer and the police are determined to pin her death, and four others, on the witness who found her body. Cole doesn't believe the man has the guts to murder, and with his partner and the police at each other's throats, it's down to him to find the connection that will reveal the killer. But nailing the murderer means choosing between the two people he cares most about...

L A Requiem

Author: Robert Crais
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0345434471
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When P.I. Elvis Cole discovers that his partner, Joe Pike, was once the lover of a murdered woman, he finds himself going beyond normal investigative procedures and starts to pry into the very private realm of the LAPD's elite Robbery-Homicide Division

Unter Verdacht

Author: Robert Crais
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641158060
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Scott James ist Cop beim Los Angeles Police Department. Eines Nachts kommt es zu einem tragischen Vorfall. Scotts Partnerin Stephanie wird von fünf maskierten Gangstern erschossen, er selbst überlebt schwer verletzt. Elf Wochen später: Scott hat sich erholt, besessen davon, Stephanies Mörder zu finden. Da er noch immer traumatisiert ist, wird Scott zur Hundestaffel versetzt. Als er von Ermittlern des Dezernats für Polizeiinterna vom Dienst suspendiert wird, ahnt er, dass seine Feinde womöglich in den eigenen Reihen zu finden sind. Scott kann niemandem mehr trauen und muss schon bald ums nackte Überleben kämpfen ...

Three Great Novels

Author: Robert Crais
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780752872308
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LA REQUIEM - Karen Garcia is missing and her father doesn't trust the cops - so he turns to Elvis Cole and Joe Pike. It seems that Karen may be the latest victim of a distinctive serial killer and the police are determined to pin the blame on a witness. Cole has his doubts, and it's down to him to reveal the killer. But nailing the murderer will mean choosing between the two people he cares about most.... DEMOLITION ANGEL - John Michael Fowles has a natural gift: he understands explosives. It is a talent which he fully expects will take him onto the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list. Along the way he will match himself against the best - an elite team of FBI bomb technicians. When a special agent discovers the link behind the bombs that are killing his team, he knows he must set a trap - with human bait. HOSTAGE - When a convenience store robbery goes horribly wrong, the teenagers responsible make a run for it and crash into the nearby home of an accountant , taking the family hostage. But the gang have picked the wrong house. The accountant works for the mafia and holds all the local family's financial records. With the mob and the cops soon on the scene, it seems like there's no way out of the nightmarish three-way stand-off¿

The Last Detective

Author: Robert Crais
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780385504270
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Elvis Cole is back... With his acclaimed bestsellers, Hostage (a New York Times Notable Book) and Demolition Angel, Robert Crais drew raves for his unstoppable pacing, edgy characterizations, and cinematic prose. Now, in The Last Detective, Crais returns to his signature character, Los Angeles private investigator Elvis Cole, in a masterful page-turner that probes the meaning of family and the burdens of the past. Elvis Cole's relationship with attorney Lucy Chenier is strained. When she moved from Louisiana to join Elvis in Los Angeles, she never dreamed that violence would so easily touch her life -- but then the unthinkable happens. While Lucy is away on business and her ten-year-old son, Ben, is staying with Elvis, Ben disappears without a trace. Desperate to believe that the boy has run away, evidence soon mounts to suggest a much darker scenario. Joining forces with his enigmatic partner, Joe Pike, Elvis frantically searches for Ben with the help of LAPD Detective Carol Starkey, as Lucy's wealthy, oil-industry ex-husband attempts to wrest control of the investigation. Amid the maelstrom of personal conflicts, Elvis and Joe are forced to consider a more troubling lead -- one indicating that Ben's disappearance is connected to a terrible, long-held secret from Elvis Cole's past. Venturing deep inside a complex psyche, Crais explores Elvis's need for family - the military that embraced him during a troubled adolescence, his rock-solid partnership with Pike, and his floundering relationship with Lucy - as they race the clock in their search for Ben. The Last Detective is Robert Crais' richest, most intense tale of suspense yet. From the Hardcover edition.

The Forgotten Man

Author: Robert Crais
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: 0385504314
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In his major New York Times bestseller, The Last Detective, Robert Crais returned to his signature characters, private investigator Elvis Cole and his enigmatic partner, Joe Pike. Now Crais delivers a stunning, edge-of-your-seat suspense novel that leads Elvis to the very thing he’s always searched for— the dark secrets of his own life—as well as a brutal killer determined to stop him. Los Angeles, 3:58 a.m.: Elvis Cole receives the phone call he’s been waiting for since childhood. Responding to a gunshot, the LAPD has found an injured man in an alleyway. He has told the officer on the scene that he is looking for his son, Elvis Cole. Minutes later, the man is dead. Haunted throughout his life by a lack of knowledge about his father, Elvis turns to the one person who can help him navigate the minefield of his past— his longtime partner and confidant, Joe Pike. Together with hard-edged LAPD detective, Carol Starkey, they launch a feverish search for the dead man’s identity—even as Elvis struggles between wanting to believe he’s found his father at last and allowing his suspicions to hold him back. With each long-buried clue they unearth, a frightening picture begins to emerge about who the dead man might have been and the terrible secret he’s been guarding. At the same time, Elvis has no way of knowing he has awakened a sleeping monster. The further he goes in his investigation, the closer he draws to a merciless killer who is violently connected to the unidentified man’s past. This psychopath believes Cole is hunting him, and he goes on the attack to find Elvis before Elvis can find him. Summoning all the powerful elements that have made Robert Crais one of the preeminent crime writers today, The Forgotten Man is a spectacular tour-de-force of suspense and intrigue. From the Hardcover edition.

The Monkey S Raincoat

Author: Robert Crais
Publisher: Crimeline
ISBN: 0307789985
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Winner of the Anthony and Cacavity Awards for Best Novel • Nominated for the Edgar and Shamus Awards for Best Novel “Elvis Cole provides more fun for the reader than any L.A. private eye to come along in years.”—Joseph Wambaugh Meet Elvis Cole, L.A. private eye . . . He quotes Jiminy Cricket and carries a .38. He's a literate, wisecracking Vietnam vet who is determined never to grow up. Praise for The Monkey's Raincoat “Outstanding characters, tight plot, and scintillating prose style. . . . This fast-paced story speeds Elvis Cole to a chilling, heart-stopping ending.”—Mystery Scene “Is Bob Crais good? Put it this way: if they're taking you out to put you against the firing squad wall, and you want to enjoy your last moments on earth, pass on the last cigarette and ask for an Elvis Cole novel.”—Harlan Ellison “Far and away the most satisfying private eye novel in years. Grab this one—it's a winner!”—Lawrence Block “The best private eye novel of the year . . . lots of action; bright, crisp dialogue; and sharply drawn characters.”—The Denver Post “Robert B. Parker has some competition on his hands. . . . Elvis Cole is an appealing character and Crais's style is fresh and funny.”—Sue Grafton “In Crais, a new star has appeared on the private eye scene—a dazzling first novel.”—Tony Hillerman

Newsmakers

Author: Laura Avery
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9780787680916
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Provides timely and informative profiles of the world's most interesting people.

Stunde Der Rache

Author: Robert Crais
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641162890
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Ein Tag in L. A., ein Tag wie jeder andere. Die Sonne brennt gnadenlos, die heißen Santa-Ana-Winde blasen die Asche der zahlreichen Waldbrände in die Stadt. Aber für Privatermittler Joe Pike wird L. A. nie mehr so sein wie zuvor. In den Hollywood Hills wird die Leiche seiner Ex-Geliebten gefunden: Sie wurde durch einen Kopfschuss ermordet. Ihr Vater, ein spanischer Geschäftsmann mit politischen Beziehungen, traut der Polizei nicht und bittet Joe Pike und dessen Partner Elvis Cole, den Mörder zu suchen. Offensichtlich ist Karen Opfer eines Serienkillers geworden. Doch dann wird Pike hereingelegt und selbst zum Hauptverdächtigen. Elvis Cole beginnt an seinem Partner zu zweifeln. Um die Wahrheit zu finden, müssen beide ums Überleben kämpfen ...

100 American Crime Writers

Author: Steven Powell
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230525377
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From Edgar Allan Poe to James Ellroy, crime writers have provided some of the most popular, controversial, acclaimed and disturbing works in American literature. 100 American Crime Writers provides critical biographies of some of the greatest and most important crime writers in American history. Both an important scholarly work and an enjoyable read accessible to a wider audience, this addition in Palgrave's Crime Files series includes discussion of the lives of key crime writers, as well as analysis of the full breadth and scope of the genre - from John Dickson Carr's Golden Age detective stories to Raymond Chandler's hardboiled Philip Marlowe novels, Ed McBain's 87th Precinct police procedurals to Megan Abbott's modern day reimagining of the femme fatale. Drawing on some of the best and most recent scholarship in the field, all of the key writers and themes of the genre are discussed in this comprehensive study of one of the most fascinating and popular of literary genres.