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Crais, Robert

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Following up his successful career writing for television crime shows, Robert Crais created his Elvis Cole and Joe Pike series to explore themes he couldn't take on in the television realm.

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Nicky Parkin - 01:31pm Sep 18, 1999 PST(#11 of 21)

His latest is LA Requiem, damn it's good. You'll find out all about the taciturn Pike (do ALL women fancy Pike or is it just most of us?!) and why he's the way he is. I liked this so much that I forced my boyfriend - who was ill in bed - to read it. Strangely, he preferred Pike to the smart-mouthed Elvis as well, though not for the same reasons as me (!)

tina - 09:21am Sep 24, 1999 PST(#12 of 21)
let us run with perserverance the race marked out for us

Just found LA Requiem at the library used book store for $3! My lucky day!

Andrew Yerre - 03:13pm Dec 28, 1999 PST(#13 of 21)

I just read L.A. Requiem. Wow! Does any else feel that this book has a good chance to be nominated for an Edgar?

thdraper - 12:17pm Jan 16, 2000 PST(#14 of 21)

crais does write tv and movie scripts, doesn't he? does anyone know, recall anything he's written other than the elvis cole books? and this attraction some women have for pike --- what's that about?

Andrew Yerre - 08:31am Jan 20, 2000 PST(#15 of 21)

There is a web site, appropriately "", that is dedicated to his work. This includes all of his professional work including television and screenwriting.

tina - 12:11pm Jul 5, 2000 PST(#16 of 21)
let us run with perserverance the race marked out for us

Has anyone read Demolition Angel? It's pretty good, but dark and dysfunctional. I miss Elvis & Pike.

Pidge - 11:44pm Jul 25, 2000 PST(#17 of 21)

Thdraper - Yep, I think any woman that reads Crais has a thing for Pike. Myself, I can't determine who I like more, him or Cole? Pike is pretty silent, you don't have to tell him to quit talking, he does his job and leaves, there's something cool about that. He's a minimalist, you could say. I keep wishing I could meet a guy like Elvis or Joe, says a lot about the prospects where I am.

Pidge - 09:01am Aug 16, 2000 PST(#18 of 21)

I just finished "Demolition Angel."

Let me preface this by saying how much I adore Pike and Cole, so much so everyone who talks to me regularly knows who Robert Crais is.

I thought DA was pretty crappy, by Crais standards especially. It was mean-spirited and there wasn't a single character that I cared about or even liked. It was past dark, dark I like, it was plain mean and predictable. I wonder how much the publishers have been bugging Crais to write stand alone books, because it didn't have heart like his previous books. He says there's more stand alone books to come. I am not looking forward to that. He had a great thing with Pike and Cole and if I read DA first, I might not have even read the others.

Pidge - 12:51pm Sep 17, 2000 PST(#19 of 21)

L.A. Requirem vs Bones

Anyone read Bones by Jan Burke? This is the book that beat out L.A. Requirem for the Edgar Allan Poe Award.

It shouldn't have won. Crais' book was better - more heart and soul, less plot jumping. Just better. I think Bones won for the gore but if you study it, you see it could have been written better. She tried to put too much in one book, it was crowded and had no soul. Not a bad book but Crais had the edge, definitely.

Katarina Rundgren - 01:17am Feb 28, 2001 PST(#20 of 21)
A stranger is a friend you have yet to meet

I finished "Demolition Angel" by Robert Crais this weekend. I liked it and will be trying out more books by Crais.
I liked that even though the characters in the book were suffering in different ways this book still breathes of hope.
I liked that this was more of a police investigation book than a "sweating over desarming bombs" book.
I liked that the story/plot wasn't as straight forward as it could have been.
I liked that Crais was playing fair with me as a reader and all the clues were presented to me as Starkey found/noticed them.
I liked that when I was let into a character's mind there was nothing deceptive about what was shared with me. I usually don't like this approach of being let into several character's minds. Especially not when you're supposedly let into a criminal's mind, because the author will usually hold back on the very information you need. (I hope that made sense.) Here it's very clear that you are not privy to every thought of the character but that the thoughts that you are let into are at least true.
I'd recommend this book to anyone who wants to be part of solving a problem with some excitement on the way. It might not be a book that stays with you but it's a fun ride.

Pidge - 09:12pm May 27, 2001 PST(#21 of 21)

Whoa, how come no one's posting?

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