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

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

Elvis Cole is back. The laid-back L.A. private eye, who debuted to electrifying reviews and recognition in The Monkey's Raincoat, returns with his slightly psychotic partner, Joe Pike. Cole and Pike go bi-coastal, taking on the East Coast mafia and the West Coast's hottest director: a boy wonder with a big man's ego and hired muscle to match.

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What People Are Saying

Joseph Wambaugh
"Elvis Cole provides more fun for the reader than any L. A. private eye to come along in years."
Eric Van Luspeader
"Crais is in a class by himself - he's quite simply the best."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780553299519
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/28/1993
  • Series: Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Series, #3
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 317
  • Sales rank: 113,355
  • Product dimensions: 4.19 (w) x 6.91 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Crais
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.
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    1. Hometown:
      Los Angeles, California
    1. Date of Birth:
      June 20, 1953
    2. Place of Birth:
      Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    1. Education:
      B.S., Louisiana State University, 1976; Clarion Writers Workshop at Michigan State University
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  • Posted June 6, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    Lullaby Town is a good read

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2012

    Loved the book; hated the director!

    I love the Elvis Cole books, including this one. Hated Peter Nelsen, though. He was a thoroughly unsympathetic character and felt too much like a cariacature (sp?). Humor was great fun as always; makes the body count less stressful!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 29, 2011

    Good one

    There's alot of "hand spreading" and "hissing" in this one but the story line is good and the conclusion benefits most. This one involves a spoiled Hollywood producer (it's a bit naive to think he changes as much as he does in this book) and the mafia and a woman who was trying to hide from her past (a short marriage w/the Hollywood producer) but got hooked up with the mafia. I like how Crais melded the stories together as the outcome was very nearly plausible. Again, dead bodies abound by the end but hey, they started it. I just really like Elvis and Joe - there's more Joe in this one. I started the Joe Pike series first so I've been more familiar with him and his way of doing business. Elvis working w/Joe in this series are just as good, if not better, together so I'm enjoying this series.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2011

    Elvis is the Man!

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 23, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    The wise-cracking private eye

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2015

    Good Book

    Great adventure with a little humor. Crais tells a good story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2014

    Good read.

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2014

    Nttn

    Gynitbvyoj

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2014

    Tp momo

    Go to steven and ur book

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2014

    Qwedcfds

    Qwerty

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2014

    APARTMENT BUILDING

    Buy an apartment here

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2014

    Diane

    Walked up and wted for fellow townspeople.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 12, 2013

    Loved this series. Filled my need for noir.

    Loved this series. Filled my need for noir.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2013

    Elvis and Jack Reacher rule!

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2013

    Raven

    Walks into Target making sure you're behind me.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2013

    A Lot of Fun

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2013

    More Cole and Pike entertainment

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2012

    Unknown

    +she leaves.+

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2012

    Dani

    I'll try and be on in the morning.....so.....see you tomorrow! *kisses his cheek and walks out*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2012

    Nigh

    "Come on, Bertrum. Let's go home." He said to the dirty blond boy. "Ok." Bertrum said, his eyes wide. He had only been over with Night once, and that was when he was living in with the dragons. Now he got to see Night's new house! He was realy exited as they walked to Scarlet Letter.

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