Elvis Cole/Joe Pike

34 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 16,467 ratings

Robert Crais - The Elvis Cole Series Publisher's Summary

THE MONKEY'S RAINCOAT (read by Patrick Lawlor)

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.

STALKING THE ANGEL (read by Patrick Lawlor)

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.

LULLABY TOWN (read by Mel Foster)

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. For when Cole finds Nelson's wife in a small Connecticut town, she's nothing like what he expects. The lady has some unwanted - and very nasty - mob connections, which means Elvis could be opening the East Coast branch of his P.I. office...at the bottom of the Hudson River.

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  • Book 1-3

    • Robert Crais - The Elvis Cole Series

    • The Monkey's Raincoat, Stalking the Angel, Lullaby Town
    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor, Mel Foster
    • Length: 21 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged

    • By Jason on 02-18-17

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  • Book 1

    • The Monkey's Raincoat

    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: Patrick G. Lawler
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    When quiet Ellen Lang enters Elvis Cole's Disney-deco office, she's lost something very valuable - her husband and young son. The case seems simple enough, but Elvis isn't thrilled. Neither is his enigmatic partner and firepower Joe Pike. Their search down the seamy side of Hollywood's studio lots and sculptured lawns soon leads them deep into a nasty netherworld of drugs and sex - and murder. Now the case is getting interesting, but it's also turned ugly.

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    • The Monkey's Raincoat

    • An Elvis Cole Novel
    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: Patrick G. Lawlor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,199
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 828
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 812

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book for the first in the series.

    • By John on 06-18-08

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 2

    • Stalking the Angel

    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: Patrick G. Lawler
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Bradley Warren had lost something very valuable, something that belonged to someone else: a rare 13th-century Japanese manuscript called the Hagakure. Everything PI Elvis Cole knew about Japanese culture he'd learned from reading Shogun, but he knew a lot of crooks - and what he didn't know, his sidekick Joe Pike did.

    Together, Cole and Pike begin their search in L.A.'s Little Tokyo, the nest of the notorious Japanese mafia, the Yakuza.

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    • Stalking the Angel

    • Elvis Cole - Joe Pike, Book 2
    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 419
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 382
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 372

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not Crais’ Normal Standard

    • By Nancy F. on 01-12-18

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 3

    • Lullaby Town

    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Peter Alan Nelsen is a super-successful movie director who is used to getting what he wants. And what he wants now is to find the wife and infant child he dumped on the road to fame. It's the kind of case that Cole could handle in his sleep, except that when Cole actually finds Nelsen's ex-wife, everything takes on nightmarish proportions - a nightmare which involves Cole with a nasty New York mob family and a psycho killer who is the son of the godfather.

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    • Lullaby Town

    • An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 3
    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 633
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 457
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 451

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A great Elvis and Joe Pike read

    • By K. Shaw on 11-24-12
    • An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 3
    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Release date: 05-20-08
    • 4 out of 5 stars 633 ratings

    Regular price: $14.99

  • Book 4

    • Free Fall

    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    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 is sure he's in trouble - the kind of serious trouble that only Cole can get him out of.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Robert Crais

    • By Peter on 06-10-15

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    • Free Fall

    • An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 4
    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 667
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 505
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 508

    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 L.A. 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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ugh! The Narrator!

    • By Julie on 02-05-10
    • An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 4
    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Release date: 06-27-08
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 667 ratings

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 5

    • Voodoo River

    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Hired to uncover the past of Jodi Taylor, an actress in a hit TV show, Elvis leaves his native Los Angeles to head for Louisiana in search of Jodi's biological parents. But before he can tackle the mystery of Jodi's background, he is up against a whole host of eccentrics, including a crazed Raid-spraying housewife, a Cajun thug who looks like he's been made out of spare parts and a menacing hundred-year-old river turtle named Luther.

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    • Voodoo River

    • An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 5
    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 613
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 490
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 496

    .A. private eye Elvis Cole is hired by popular television star Jodie Taylor to delve into her past and identify the biological parents who gave her up for adoption 36 years before. Cole's assignment is to find out their biological history and report back. It seems all too clear cut. But when he gets to Louisiana and begins his search, he finds out there's something much darker going on. Other people are also looking for Taylor's parents - and some are ending up dead.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful story...great narrator

    • By David on 07-28-11
    • An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 5
    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Release date: 03-15-10
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 613 ratings

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  • Book 6

    • Sunset Express

    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: David Stuart
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    On his own turf in L.A., PI Elvis Cole is embroiled in a controversial, high-profile murder case. A wealthy restaurateur is accused of murdering his wife and his hot-shot defence lawyer hires Cole to find proof that the detective on the case, Angela Rossi, fooled around with the evidence. Yet as Elvis investigates Rossi for the defence team, he begins to be more suspicious of the media-loving lawyers than the cops.

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    • Sunset Express

    • An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 6
    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: David Stuart
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 492
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 387
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 385

    Elvis Cole, wisecracking private eye, finds himself embroiled in a controversial LA murder case. A wealthy WASP entrepreneur appears to have murdered his wife. A hot-shot defense attorney takes the case and hires Elvis to find proof that the L.A. detective - rumored to be dirty - fooled around with the evidence.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Waste of time

    • By --------------- on 04-02-12

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  • Book 7

    • Indigo Slam

    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: David Stuart
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Fifteen-year-old Teri Hewitt has been left holding the babies since her dad disappeared without trace. She wants LA private eye Elvis Cole to find him and although he knows he should refuse and hand it over to social services, he finds himself taking on the case. The search reveals a chronically unemployed drug addict caught up in counterfeiting scams and mixed up with the Russian mafia and Vietnamese gunmen.

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    • Indigo Slam

    • An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 7
    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: David Stuart
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 532
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 397
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 403

    When a 15-year-old girl shows up to plead with Elvis to find her errant father, his first impulse is to hand the case over to Social Services. But he sees how hard the kid is working to keep her two siblings together and afloat. The father sounds like an angel; the case should be a cinch. But as Elvis investigates, he finds the dad seems to be a mover in the criminal underworld who is on the verge of a grand scheme.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Worst listen of my life

    • By Mari on 05-14-13
    • An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 7
    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: David Stuart
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Release date: 05-20-08
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 532 ratings

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 8

    • L.A. Requiem

    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
    • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,055
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 926
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 926

    Edgar Award nominee Robert Crais’ L.A. Requiem is a gritty, harrowing look into the minds of a serial killer and the men determined to stop him. Elvis Cole and former cop Joe Pike have been partners in a detective agency for 12 years. After an ex-girlfriend of Pike’s disappears, the girl’s father asks them to help the police with the search. When the missing persons case turns into a hunt for a killer who has been stalking victims in Los Angeles, Cole and Pike find themselves battling both a hostile police department and a madman.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Equal to Bosch and Davenport

    • By David on 11-19-12

    Regular price: $31.49

    • L.A. Requiem

    • Elvis Cole/Joe Pike, Book 8
    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Elvis Cole and former cop Frank Pike have been partners in a detective agency for 12 years. After an ex-girlfriend of Pike's disappears, the girl's father asks them to help the police with the search. When the missing persons case turns into a hunt for a killer who has been stalking victims in Los Angeles, Cole and Pike find themselves battling both a hostile police department and a madman.

    Regular price: $22.27

  • Book 9

    • The Last Detective

    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: James Daniels
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Elvis Cole's girlfriend, Lucy, is out of town and she has left her young son, Ben, in Elvis' care. Elvis and Lucy have had a few problems lately - not least over his job as a private investigator. But at last things seem to be getting better. Then Ben disappears. One minute he's playing his computer game in Elvis' house; the next he has vanished. Elvis looks everywhere, but he just can't find Ben; and neither can Lucy when she arrives.

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    • The Last Detective

    • An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 9
    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: James Daniels
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 709
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 535
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 541

    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 10-year-old son, Ben, is staying with Elvis, Ben disappears without a trace.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Scheme that Backfires!!

    • By R. Pontiflet on 02-09-15

    Regular price: $27.27

  • Book 10

    • The Forgotten Man

    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: James Daniels
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    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 alley. The only clue the cops have is a packet of newspaper articles about the past exploits of Elvis Cole - and the fact that before the man died, he said he was Elvis' father...Joe Pike is the only person who can help Elvis navigate his past.

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