Elvis Cole/Joe Pike

14 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 595 ratings

The Monkey's Raincoat Publisher's Summary

When Ellen Lang's husband disappears with their son, she hires Elvis Cole to track him down. A quiet and seemingly submissive wife, Ellen can't even write a check without him. All she wants is to get him and her son back - no questions asked.

The search for Ellen's errant husband leads Elvis into the seamier side of Hollywood. He soon learns that Mort Lang is a down-on-his-luck talent agent who associates with a schlocky movie producer, and the last place he was spotted was at a party thrown by a famous and very well-connected ex-Matador. But no one has seen him since - including his B-movie girlfriend.

At the same time the police find Mort in his parked car with four gunshots in his chest - and no kid in sight - Ellen disappears. Now nothing is what it seems, and the heat is on. It's up to Elvis Cole and his partner Joe Pike to find the connection between sleazy Hollywood players and an ex-Matador.

©1992 Robert Crais (P)2006 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Monkey's Raincoat

    • An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 1
    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: David Stuart
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 181
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 141

    When Ellen Lang's husband disappears with their son, she hires Elvis Cole to track him down. A quiet and seemingly submissive wife, Ellen can't even write a check without him. All she wants is to get him and her son back - no questions asked. The search for Ellen's errant husband leads Elvis into the seamier side of Hollywood. He soon learns that Mort Lang is a down-on-his-luck talent agent who associates with a schlocky movie producer, and the last place he was spotted was at a party thrown by a famous and very well-connected ex-Matador.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This guy is interesting - and fun

    • By Tim on 08-24-17

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 2

    • Stalking the Angel

    • An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 2
    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: David Stuart
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    Hired by a hotel magnate to locate a priceless Japanese manuscript, L.A. private eye Elvis Cole encounters the notorious Yakuza, the Japanese mob, and is drawn into a game of sexual obsession, amorality, and evil.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Elvis Cole just gets better

    • By Tim on 08-24-17

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 3

    • Lullaby Town

    • An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 3
    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: James Daniels
    • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Hollywood's newest wunderkind is Peter Alan Nelson, the brilliant, erratic director known as the King of Adventure. His films make billions, but his manners make enemies. What the boy king wants, he gets, and what Nelson wants is for Elvis Cole to comb the country for the airhead wife and infant child the film-school flunkout dumped en route to becoming the third biggest filmmaker in America. It's the kind of case Cole can handle in his sleep - until it turns out to be a nightmare.

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  • Book 4

    • Free Fall

    • An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 4
    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: James Daniels
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    Elvis Cole is just a detective who can't say no, especially to a girl in a terrible fix. And Jennifer Sheridan qualifies: Her fiance, Mark Thurman, is a decorated LA cop with an elite plainclothes unit, but Jennifer's sure he's in trouble - the kind of serious trouble that only Elvis Cole can help him out of.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Elvis is back - the detective that is

    • By Tim on 09-02-17
    • An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 4
    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: James Daniels
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Release date: 02-16-10
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 65 ratings

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 5

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    • Voodoo River: An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 5

    • By: Robert Crais
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  • Book 6

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  • Book 8

    • L.A. Requiem

    • An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 8
    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 195
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    With a rich cast of characters reminiscent of Raymond Chandler's classic The Long Lost Goodbye, L.A. Requiem is the apotheosis of Crais' writing career ? a gripping novel that envelops its heroes ? two private investigators who have been partners for 12 years - in an ever-tightening web of conspiracies, secrets

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great book (5 Stars), bad narrator(2 stars)!

    • By Rebecca on 08-12-05

    Regular price: $21.27

  • Book 9

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  • Book 10

    • The Forgotten Man

    • Elvis Cole, Book 10
    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: Robert Crais
    • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Six months after nearly losing everything to the men who kidnapped his girlfriend's ten-year-old son, Elvis Cole is slowly coming back to life - when he receives an ominous phone call from the LAPD. An unidentified body has been found in a seedy Los Angeles motel room and Elvis is called to the scene. Finally, Elvis is told that before the man died, he said he was Elvis's father.

    Regular price: $14.01

  • Book 11

    • The Watchman

    • A Joe Pike Novel
    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: James Daniels
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Joe Pike owes a bad man a big favour. And the favor is to protect the life of Larkin Conner Barkley, a spoiled rich girl who happens to be a federal witness in a case against the mob. When Pike and the girl come under intense fire, he hatches a plan: disappear into the anonymous underbelly of Los Angeles, turn the table, and hunt down the hunters.

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  • Book 12

    • Chasing Darkness

    • An Elvis Cole Novel
    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: James Daniels
    • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Threatened by a raging brush fire, the residents of Laurel Canyon are being forced from their homes. Police and fire department personnel rush from door to door to evacuate the inhabitants, but find something in one of the houses none of them expected: The days-old corpse of a middle-aged recluse who apparently committed suicide. Then comes an even more horrible discovery. Clutched in his lap is a photo album containing photographs of seven young women who have been murdered.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A bit disappointed

    • By bec on 09-20-13

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  • Book 13

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  • Book 14

    • The Sentry

    • An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 14
    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Five years ago, Dru Rayne and her uncle fled from Louisiana to Los Angeles after Hurricane Katrina hit, but now they face a different kind of danger. A neighborhood protection gang savagely beats Dru's uncle, but Pike witnesses it and offers his own brand of protection. Oddly enough, neither of them seems to want it - and neither do the federal agents mysteriously watching their storefront, men who appear quite willing to let the gang have its way.

    • An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 14
    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
    • Release date: 01-11-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 33 ratings

    Regular price: $17.49