Book: Robert Crais “Lullaby Town (Elvis Cole 03)”

August 24, 2016

Lullaby Town is the third novel in Robert Crais Elvis Cole series.

bookAgain we see that Elvis is dealing with an obnoxious client – a movie producer Peter Alan Nelson who wants to track down his ex-wife and child.  But when Elvis finds her it turns out she is trapped into a life serving the New York Mafia.

With Elvis and his partner Joe Pike trying to find a way to fight the Mafia Peter Alan Nelson turns up thinking his fame and fortune will help as no one ever says no to him, only to spoil every chance they have.

Again a very easy and entertaining read, the third in this series and I’m hooked!

Book: Robert Crais “Stalking the Angel (Elvis Cole 02)”

August 24, 2016

Robert Crais second novel, following “The Monkey’s Raincoat” sees PI Elvis Cole take on the job for a man called Bradley Warren, tracking down a priceless Japanese manuscript.

bookFrom the outset we can see that Warren isn’t a good man, but Elvis soon picks up a trail in Little Tokyo and starts tracking down possibly buyers for the manuscript. But when the Warren family get threatening phone calls Elvis has to focus on keeping the family safe and brings in his partner Joe Pike.

Good read, loved every minute.

Book: Robert Crais “The Monkey’s Raincoat”

August 24, 2016

Following more than a year of reading all Michael Connelly novels then searching for a new author/character to follow, I might just have found it.  Robert Crais first novel published in 1987 “The Monkey’s Raincoat” introduced Private Investigator Elvis Cole and his enigmatic partner, Joe Pike.

bookIn this story Ellen Lang comes to Cole to find her showbiz agent husband Mart and their son.  She doesn’t want the cops involved, so Elvis starts looking for the missing pair.  When Mort’s body is found and it’s time for Elvis to call in his partner Joe Pike – lethal fellow Vietnam vet who left the LAPD under a cloud.

As the plot unravels they get involved with a former matador drug dealer, a Miami mob don.  As they build the case, Ellen’s self-esteem builds, transforming her from woman unable to cope without her husband’s lead into an avenging angel.

The books is fast paced, funny at times, keeps you guessing and wanting to turn the page.