Find Your Next Favorite Book
Save up to $20
Our Money-Back Guarantee

ISBN: 1423318218 / ISBN-13: 9781423318217

The Monkey's Raincoat


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 ... Show synopsis

Find your copy

Buy it from  $7.99
Change currency
  • The Monkey's Raincoat (Brilliance Audio) – Audiobook CD (2006)
    by Robert Crais, David Stuart (Read by)

    The Monkey's Raincoat

    Audiobook CD, Brilliance Audio

    ISBN: 1423318218
    ISBN-13: 9781423318217

    Hired by Ellen Lang when her husband disappears with their son, P.I. Elvis Cole's search takes him and his unflappable partner Joe Pike into the seamier side of Hollywood. Abridged.

  • 1. Audiobook CD, Brilliance Audio, 2006

    List price: $16.99
    You save: $9.00 (53%)

    Add to Cart


    Ships from:
    NY, USA

    Description: Good. Five AUDIO CDs, polished for your satisfaction for a...

    Show details

Reviews of The Monkey's Raincoat

Overall customer rating: 4.000

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.

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!