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The Monkey's Raincoat (Elvis Cole Series #1)

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17 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

A Great Read

Okay, I'm a bit late coming to this book published in 1987, but Jack Getze said Crais be one good writer, so I cracked it open. Besides, the cover's red tag read, 'Named one of the century's 100 favorite mysteries by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association.' Tha...
Okay, I'm a bit late coming to this book published in 1987, but Jack Getze said Crais be one good writer, so I cracked it open. Besides, the cover's red tag read, 'Named one of the century's 100 favorite mysteries by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association.' That fancy tag and Getze were right, this was a great read. Elvis Cole, a literate, wisecracking Vietnam war vet is an L.A. detective who must find the wayward husband of a mousy wife and pushy female friend. The case mushrooms into something bigger, and Elvis brings in his deadly and mostly silent partner, Joe Pike, as the body count climbs. The story gathers momentum with its tight prose and well-drawn characters until the conclusion when people must decide what they are willing to fight for and die for. Hands down five stars.

posted by Anonymous on December 20, 2007

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2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

You really must check this author out

It was the first of Robert Crais that I had read. Since I have purchased and read 2 more of his books. The plots keep you on your toes! I found myself having to go to the next page just to see what happens next. Highly recommended author.

posted by 10910570 on February 17, 2012

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    Good reading

    Not heavy, but good enough to keep your interest and want to finish.

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    great read

    Really got into the hero. Great dialogue. Kept me interested the whole way

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