Elvis Cole and Joe Pike

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 to never grow up.


L.A. Requiem by Robert Crais

The day starts like any other in L.A. The sun burns hot as the Santa Ana winds blow ash from mountain fires to coat the glittering city. But for private investigator Joe Pike, the city will never be the same again. His ex-lover, Karen Garcia, is dead, brutally murdered with a gun shot to the head.

The Last Detective by Robert Crais

While Lucy is away on business and her ten-year-old son, Ben, is staying with Elvis, the boy vanishes without a trace. When the kidnappers call, it's not for ransom, but for a promise to punish Cole for past sins he claims he didn't commit. With LAPD wrestling over the case and the boy's estranged father attempting to take control of the investigation, Cole vows to find Ben first. But Cole's partner, Joe Pike, knows more about this case than he has said.

A Dangerous Man by Robert Crais

Joe Pike didn't expect to rescue a woman that day. He went to the bank same as anyone goes to the bank, and returned to his Jeep. So when Isabel Roland, the lonely young teller who helped him, steps out of the bank on her way to lunch, Joe is on hand when two men abduct her. Joe chases them down, and the two men are arrested. But instead of putting the drama to rest, the arrests are only the beginning of the trouble for Joe and Izzy.


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SeriesYearTitleGenres & Tags

11987 The Monkey's RaincoatFebruaryHardboiled DetectivePrivate Eye, Hollywood
21989 Stalking the AngelPrivate EyeStolen Goods
31992 Lullaby TownHardboiled DetectivePrivate Eye, Hollywood
41993 Free FallHardboiled Detective
51995 Voodoo RiverHardboiled Detective
61996 Sunset ExpressPrivate Eye
71997 Indigo SlamHardboiled Detective
81999 L.A. RequiemActionMysteryPolice ProceduralPrivate EyeVengeance
92003 The Last DetectiveKidnappingPrivate Eye
102005 The Forgotten ManHardboiled Detective
112007 The WatchmanHardboiled DetectiveThriller
122008 Chasing DarknessHardboiled DetectiveThriller
132010 The First RuleHardboiled Detective
142011 The SentryHardboiled Detective
152012 TakenHardboiled Detective, Human Trafficing
162015 The PromiseHardboiled Detective
172017 The WantedHardboiled Detective
182019 A Dangerous ManBuried PastKidnapping, Witness Protection
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