Find Your Next Favorite Book
New books for fans of fiction
Our Money-Back Guarantee

ISBN: 0861888170 / ISBN-13: 9780861888177

The Monkey's Raincoat

by

A crime novel by the winner of the Anthony Award and the MacAvity Award for crime writing by the scriptwriter and producer of "Hill Street Blues", ... Show synopsis

Find your copy

Buy it from  $27.67
Collectible from  $650.00

Change currency
  • The Monkey's Raincoat (Piatkus Books) – Hardcover (1989)
    by Robert Crais

    The Monkey's Raincoat
    Cover may not depict edition offered for sale

    Hardcover, Piatkus Books
    1989
    English
    202 pages

    ISBN: 0861888170
    ISBN-13: 9780861888177

    A thriller featuring LA private eye, Elvis Cole set in the seamy side of Hollywood.

  • 1. Hardcover, Piatkus Books, 1989

    $27.67

    Add to Cart

    Condition:
    Good

    Ships from:
    SURREY, UNITED KINGDOM

    Description: Good. EXCELLENT value for money and ready for dispatch. Delivery...

    Show details
  • 2. Hardcover, Piatkus Books, 1989

    $149.00

    Add to Cart

    Condition:
    Good

    Ships from:
    CA, USA

    Description: Good in good dust jacket. Ex-library. 202 p. Audience: General...

    Show details
  • 3. Hardcover, Piatkus Books, 1989

    $177.50

    Add to Cart

    Condition:
    Very Good

    Ships from:
    OR, USA

    Description: Very Good in Very Good jacket. Signed by Previous Owner Signed...

    Show details
  • 4. Hardcover, Piatkus Books, 1989

    $300.00

    Add to Cart

    Description: Fine in Near Fine jacket. The book condition is Fine. The dust...

    Show details
  • The Monkey's Raincoat

    5. Piatkus Books, 1989

    $314.20

    Add to Cart

    Description: As New in As New jacket. Book First UK Edition, First Printing....

    Hide details
  • 6. Hardcover, Piatkus Books, 1989

    $350.00

    Add to Cart

    Condition:
    Fine/Like New

    Ships from:
    NY, USA

    Description: Octavo, boards. First hardcover edition. The author's first...

    Show details
  • 7. Hardcover, Piatkus Books, 1989

    $500.00

    Add to Cart

    Condition:
    Very Good

    Ships from:
    CA, USA

    Description: 0861888170. Warmly INSCRIBED & dated in year of publication on...

    Show details
  • 8. Hardcover, Piatkus Books, 1989

    $650.00

    Add to Cart

    Description: Very Fine in Very Fine jacket. Signed by Author A very fine copy...

    Show details
  • 9. Hardcover, Piatkus Books, 1989

    $4,083.00

    Add to Cart

    Condition:
    Fine/Like New

    Ships from:
    ON, CANADA

    Description: Various Cover Artists. Fine in Fine jacket. Book. Signed by...

    Show details

Reviews of The Monkey's Raincoat

Overall customer rating: 4.000
bookwormandapple

A Good Place to Start

by bookwormandapple on Aug 28, 2011

I read this book 20 years ago and remembered it fondly enough to pick it up again this year. In fact, I decided to read the Elvis Cole/Joe Pike novels in chronological order this summer. What I discovered was a real treat. The Monkey's Raincoat is actually only a fair novel. You can tell it was his first with a less polished style and a heavy reliance on dated cultural references that makes reading the novel now a little harder. But stick with it and then continue on. What you will see is both a real development of a writer and of the characters Elvis Cole and Joe Pike. Somewhere along the way, Crais really develops his skills and by the time I hit L.A. Requiem, I thought, this is a damn fine story and the characters became fully fleshed out and compelling. Subsequent books are a little uneven, but the writing quality is still high, and with every book, I fall in love with Elvis and Joe a little bit more. You might, however, skip Crais' stand-alone novels. Demolition Angel was good, but the others seem like a miss after the Cole and Pike books.

Read more...
Customer rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
Would recommend?: Yes  1 out of 1
Love it or hate it? Review it now

Discussions about The Monkey's Raincoat

Start a new discussion
  1. What's on your mind? Review post guidelines

Join Today!

Share your ideas with other community members

Create account

Already a member?

Log in now

Get $300 in coupons and other goodies. Sign up for newsletter No, thank you.

You're signed up (and we you). Watch for our Welcome e-mail and your first coupon. Thanks!