Lullaby Town (Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Series #3)

Lullaby Town (Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Series #3)

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by Robert Crais
     
 

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Hollywood's newest wunderkind is Peter Alan Nelson, the brilliant, erratic director known as the King of Adventure.  His films make billions, but his manners make enemies.  What the boy king wants, he gets, and what Nelson wants is for Elvis to comb the country for the airhead wife and infant child the film-school flunkout dumped en route to

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Hollywood's newest wunderkind is Peter Alan Nelson, the brilliant, erratic director known as the King of Adventure.  His films make billions, but his manners make enemies.  What the boy king wants, he gets, and what Nelson wants is for Elvis to comb the country for the airhead wife and infant child the film-school flunkout dumped en route to becoming the third biggest filmmaker in America.  It's the kind of case Cole can handle in his sleep -- until it turns out to be a nightmare.  For when Cole finds Nelson's wife in a small Conneticut town, she's nothing like what he expects.  The lady has some unwanted -- and very nasty -- mob connections, which means Elvis could be opening the East Coast branch of his P.I. office . . .at the bottom of the Hudson River.


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307789938
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/20/2011
Series:
Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Series , #3
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,486
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

Robert Crais is the 2006 recipient of the Ross Macdonald Literary Award. He is the author of numerous New York Times bestsellers, including The Two Minute Rule, The Forgotten Man, and L.A. Requiem.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Los Angeles, California
Date of Birth:
June 20, 1953
Place of Birth:
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Education:
B.S., Louisiana State University, 1976; Clarion Writers Workshop at Michigan State University
Website:
http://www.robertcrais.com

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Lullaby Town 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 68 reviews.
JoeJoeGunn More than 1 year ago
I am in the middle of the "Elvis Cole Series" by Robert Crais. I really enjoy the books. The stories are well crafted if somewhat predictable sometimes but all in all they all have been really good reads. I will go thru about two a week sometimes. The action is fast paced and more than once I've caught myself reading or finishing a book at 2 a.m. on a work night because I couldn't put it down. Lullaby Town was one of those books. Fast paced action and great story telling make this book a must read for any action/adventure/mystery person.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a huge fan of the entire Cole/Pike series. I enjoyed Lullaby Town. Not only is there mystery and violence, the author Crais infuses his books with humor. I just found this series this past summer, and am quickly making my way through the series. They are page turners and quick reads. Thoroughly enjoyable.
Abdoman8 More than 1 year ago
My only disappointment with this story was when it was over. Cole gets hired to find the ex-girl friend of an eccentric, wealthy producer. Reluctantly, Cole takes the case, finds the girl and then runs into a moral and self-preserving dilemma. Namely, the girl is now unwilling working for the mafia. Well-written and entertaining. Sure, it has the typical wise-cracking tough guy PI. But, it has a credible story and a grim reality of how some people live. Of course, Elvis Cole has the backing of other Robert Crais characters, like the killing machine Joe Pike. A good page-turner for detective novel fans. --Doug Setter, BSc.
1dachsmom More than 1 year ago
HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Love the Cole/Pike series. Don't miss this one!!!
Carstairs38 More than 1 year ago
A Book to Keep You Reading Long into the Night   PI Elvis Cole’s latest client is Peter Alan Nelson, the latest “it” director in Hollywood.  People want just a moment of his time in hopes that it will make their career.  However, Elvis is just interested in doing this job for Peter, treating him like any regular client.   It seems that Peter was married and divorced over a decade ago.  It didn’t last too long, but it lasted long enough to produce a son.  Suddenly, Peter wants to get to know his child.  Elvis doesn’t think the job will be too hard, although the trail is a little colder than he expects at first.  However, he never imagines the world of trouble he will find at the end of his search.   I read the first two books in this series years ago, and then reread them last year.  Once again, I almost didn’t move on after the second book in the series, but that would have been a mistake.  While not as light as the cozies I normally love, this was still lighter than the last book by far.  The plot was great and got more suspenseful as it went along.  The characters were interesting as well.   Of course, most of my complaints with the series are still there.  The language is just horrible.  We get it, the characters swear.  We’d still get it if you took out half those words.  And Elvis’s partner Joe Pike is more of a caricature than a full blown character even after three books.   But still, I enjoyed this book.  I’m definitely going to move on to book four quickly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great adventure with a little humor. Crais tells a good story.
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This was a good read. I had no idea how it would end up, however, I thought the ending was good! I thought it would end differently but the "writer knows best"!
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Buy an apartment here
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JimJF More than 1 year ago
Loved this series. Filled my need for noir.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
P.I. Elvis Cole helps a film director find his wife and son. She is involved with the mob laundering money. Once again Elvis and Joe show no mercy or fear against the evil doers.
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Lived the Hollywood element, very amusing and who doesn't love crime novels with the mob involved! The plot was not predictable which made it more enjoyable. I loved what Elvis told the woman at the end when she mentioned regrets.
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It is best to read this series in sequence. This is another enjoyable, easy read. Elvis, the edgy, tough, smart PI has a wit that you will enjoy. Teamed with partner Joe Pike, it is fun to see these fearless, ex military guys as the defenders of the good, with soft spots for the needy. Wish all of the series was on Nook. Can't wait to start Joe's series too.
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I'll try and be on in the morning.....so.....see you tomorrow! *kisses his cheek and walks out*
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*he takes out a boombox and turns on school's out. Then he shakes his can and spray paints to hell with school and ima rebel on the walls*