A fantastic Joe Pike and Elvis Cole novel from the bestselling author of CHASING DARKNESS. 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 ...
A fantastic Joe Pike and Elvis Cole novel from the bestselling author of CHASING DARKNESS. 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. Because everybody, from cops to starlets to crooks, has declared war on Ellen and Elvis.
Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!
Cloth. Fine/Fine. Hard Cover. No. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Used hardcover, with dust jacket in protective brodart cover, .245 pages, pages are clean and tight, . Winner of the Anthony and Macavit y Awards."Elvis Cole provides more fun for the reader than any L.A. private eye to come along in years."
Fair. 0385470088 We guarantee all of our items-customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4-14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Thank you for supporting our small, family-owned business!
Like New. Collectible, signed by author, edition! Excellent condition. Interior is tight, bright and clean; no underlining, notes or highlighting. Hard covers are tight and stiff. Complete with original and sticker free paper dust cover. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. All items are carefully enclosed with bubble wrap. We ship promptly and worldwide via US Post and will email you a tracking number.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Signed by Previous Owner Signed on free front endpaper. Front and rear endpapers with discoloration (printer? ) along interior hinges. Book is clean, tight and bright. Dust jacket is clean and bright 1/4" dark mark to bottom board. Book looks fine with above flaws.
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.
Alibris, the Alibris logo, and Alibris.com are registered trademarks of Alibris, Inc.
Copyright in bibliographic data and cover images is held by Nielsen Book Services Limited, Baker & Taylor, Inc., or by their respective licensors, or by the publishers, or by their respective licensors. For personal use only. All rights reserved. All rights in images of books or other publications are reserved by the original copyright holders.