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Author Robert CraisRobert Crais was born in Independence, Louisiana in 1953. At fifteen, he read The Little Sister by Raymond Chandler, and so began his fascination with writing, and with Los Angles. He studied Mechanical Engineering at Louisiana State University, but subsequently moved to Hollywood and began working as a screenwriter. He worked on the television series Hill Street Blues, for which he received an Emmy nomination, as well as Miami Vice, Cagney and Lacey, and mini-series Cross of Fire. He has also written many Movies-of-the-Week and pilot episodes.

Frustrated by the limitations of collaborative writing in the television industry, Crais eventually decided to move on to novels. Although he struggled initially, when he finally produced his first novel, The Monkey's Raincoat, it won the Anthony Award for Best First Novel, the Macavity Award for Best Paperback Original, and was nominated for an Edgar Award. The book was also later selected as one of the 100 Favorite Mysteries of the Century by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association.

Since then, Crais's writing style has continued to evolve, and he now has almost two dozen published titles to his name. His novels have been published in 62 countries and are bestsellers around the world. Among his other accomplishments, Crais has been awarded the Ross Macdonald Literary Award, the Private Eye Writers of America's (PWA) Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Mystery Writers of America's Grand Master Award.

Robert Crais currently lives with his wife and cats in the Santa Monica mountains.

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The Wanted
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The Wanted by Robert Crais

The Promise
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The Promise by Robert Crais

Suspect
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Suspect by Robert Crais

Taken
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Taken by Robert Crais

The Sentry
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The Sentry by Robert Crais

Chasing Darkness
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Best American Mystery Stories of 2012 | Crais, Robert (Editor) | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book Crais, Robert (Editor) | Best American Mystery Stories of 2012 | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book

Author Signed Trade Paper 2012 NY: Mariner First Trade Paperback edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in pictorial wraps, signed by the author.

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Chasing Darkness | Crais, Robert | Signed First Edition Book Crais, Robert | Chasing Darkness | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  July 2008  NY:  Simon & Schuster  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Demolition Angel | Crais, Robert | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Crais, Robert | Demolition Angel | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC  2000 NY: Doubleday  Advance reading copy, new in pictorial wraps, signed by author.

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First Rule, The | Crais, Robert | First Edition Book Crais, Robert | First Rule, The | First Edition Copy

First Edition Hardcover Book. 2010 NY: Putnam  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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First Rule, The | Crais, Robert | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Crais, Robert | First Rule, The | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC  January 2010 NY: Penguin  Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers, author-signed bookplate laid-in.

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Forgotten Man, The | Crais, Robert | Signed First Edition Book Crais, Robert | Forgotten Man, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2005 NY: Doubleday  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Hostage | Crais, Robert | Signed First Edition Book Crais, Robert | Hostage | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2001 NY: Doubleday  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Indigo Slam | Crais, Robert | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Crais, Robert | Indigo Slam | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC  1997 NY: Hyperion  Advance  reading copy, new in pictorial wraps, signed by author.

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Last Detective, The | Crais, Robert | Signed First Edition Book Crais, Robert | Last Detective, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2003 NY: Doubleday  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Last Detective, The | Crais, Robert | Signed First Edition Book Crais, Robert | Last Detective, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2003 NY: Doubleday  First edition, later printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Last Detective, The | Crais, Robert | Signed First Edition Book Crais, Robert | Last Detective, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2003 NY: Doubleday  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Last Detective, The | Crais, Robert | Signed First Edition Book Crais, Robert | Last Detective, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2003 NY: Doubleday  First edition, first printing, near-fine (light stain FFEP) in a fine dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Promise, The | Crais, Robert | Signed First Edition Book Crais, Robert | Promise, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. November 2015 NY: Penguin     First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Sentry, The | Crais, Robert | Signed First Edition Book Crais, Robert | Sentry, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  January 2011 NY: Penguin  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Sentry, The | Crais, Robert | Signed First Edition UK Book Crais, Robert | Sentry, The | Signed First Edition UK Copy

Author Signed UK Hardcover Book.  March 2011 LON: Orion  First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Sunset Express | Crais, Robert | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Crais, Robert | Sunset Express | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC  1996 NY: Hyperion  Advance  reading copy, new in pictorial wraps, signed by author.

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Sunset Express | Crais, Robert | Signed First Edition Book Crais, Robert | Sunset Express | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1996 NY: Hyperion  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Suspect | Crais, Robert | Signed First Edition Book Crais, Robert | Suspect | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  January 2013 NY: Penguin  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Suspect | Crais, Robert | Signed First Edition UK Book Crais, Robert | Suspect | Signed First Edition UK Copy

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Taken | Crais, Robert | Signed First Edition Book Crais, Robert | Taken | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  January 2012 NY: Penguin  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Taken | Crais, Robert | Signed First Edition Book Crais, Robert | Taken | Signed First Edition Copy

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Taken | Crais, Robert | Signed First Edition UK Book Crais, Robert | Taken | Signed First Edition UK Copy

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Two Minute Rule, The | Crais, Robert | Signed First Edition Book Crais, Robert | Two Minute Rule, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2006 NY: Simon & Schuster  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Voodoo River | Crais, Robert | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Crais, Robert | Voodoo River | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

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Voodoo River | Crais, Robert | Signed First Edition Book Crais, Robert | Voodoo River | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1995 NY: Hyperion  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Wanted, The | Crais, Robert | Signed First Edition Book Crais, Robert | Wanted, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  December 2017 NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Wanted, The | Crais, Robert | Signed First UK Edition Book Crais, Robert | Wanted, The | Signed First UK Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  June 2018   LON: G.P. Simon & Schuster  First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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The Watchman by Robert Crais | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Crais, Robert | Watchman, The | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC  2007 NY: Simon & Schuster Advance reading copy, new in pictorial wraps, signed by author.

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Watchman, The | Crais, Robert | Signed First Edition Book Crais, Robert | Watchman, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book  2007 NY: Simon & Schuster  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Crais, Robert | Hostage | Book on Tape Hostage | Crais, Robert | Book on Tape

Audio Edition.  2001 MI: Brilliance Audio.  Audio book (unabridged [7 cassettes, 9 hours]), read by James Daniels, box signed by both the author and the reader.

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Robert Crais Bibliography

Elvis Cole Series
  1. The Monkey's Raincoat - 1987
  2. Stalking the Angel - 1989
  3. Lullaby Town - 1992
  4. Free Fall - 1993
  5. Voodoo River - 1995
  6. Sunset Express - 1996
  7. Indigo Slam - 1997
  8. L.A. Requiem - 1999

Elvis Cole and Joe Blake Series Robert Crais Awards
  1. The Watchman - 2007
  2. The First Rule - 2010
  3. The Sentry - 2011
  4. Taken - 2012
  5. The Promise - 2015
  6. The Wanted - December 2017

Scott James and Maggie Series
  1. Suspect - 2013
  2. Promise - 2015

Other Novels
  • Demolition Angel - 2000
  • Hostage - 2001
  • The Two Minute Rule - 2006

Robert Crais Awards
  • Anthony Award - Best Paperback Original 1988 for The Monkey's Raincoat
  • Macavity Award - Best First Novel 1988 for The Monkey's Raincoat
  • Shamus Award - Best P.I. Novel 1997 for Sunset Express
  • Dilys Ward for L.A. Requiem
  • Ross Macdonald Literary Award - 2006
  • Barry Award - Best Thriller 2008 for The Watchman
  • Mystery Ink's Gumshoe Award - Best Thriller 2008 for The Watchman
  • Shamus Award - Best Hardcover P.I. Novel 2013 for Taken
  • MWA Grand Master Award - Mystery Writers of America - 2014

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