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Author Robert Crais
Elvis Cole and Joe Pike return in RACING THE LIGHT. The 19th book in the series debuts in November 2022. Racing The Light is another grand slam for the master storyteller Robert Crais.

"If thereís a better dynamic duo than Elvis Cole and Joe Pike in all of crime fiction, Iím not aware of it.Ē
óDavid Baldacci

In RACING THE LIGHT a worried mom hires Elvis Cole to find her missing adult son. This is not a regular mom. As Elvis makes inquiries and follows up leads, he runs into porn stars, conspiracy theorists, retired black ops weapons designers, Chinese thugs, crooked city councilmen, bent real estate developers and a homeless man living in Griffith Park. Elvis' old flame Lucy and her son Ben arrive for a visit. The personal and the professional bleed into each other and all over the pages. Can Elvis keep everyone safe?

Among his 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.

You can find our selection of Robert Crais signed books below this author biography, or browse here.

Robert Crais Book List and Awards
His website: www.robertcrais.com
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Suspect
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Voodoo River | Crais, Robert | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Crais, Robert | Voodoo River | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC  1995 NY: Hyperion  Advance  reading copy, new in pictorial wraps, signed by author.

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

Author Signed UK Hardcover Book.  April 2012 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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Suspect | Crais, Robert | Signed First Edition UK Book Crais, Robert | Suspect | Signed First Edition UK Copy

Author Signed UK Hardcover Book.  April 2013 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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First Rule, The | Crais, Robert | First Edition Book Crais, Robert | First Rule, The | Unsigned 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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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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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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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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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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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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First Rule, The | Crais, Robert | Signed First Edition Book Crais, Robert | First Rule, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  January 2010 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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Crais, Robert | Dangerous Man, A | Signed First Edition Copy Crais, Robert | Dangerous Man, A | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  August 2019 NY: Penguin Publishing Group  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 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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Last Detective, The | Crais, Robert | Signed First Edition Book Crais, Robert | Last Detective, The | Signed First Edition Copy

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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 and singed bookplate FFEP. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Stalking the Angel | Crais, Robert | Signed First Edition Book Crais, Robert | Stalking the Angel | Signed First Edition 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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Sentry, The | Crais, Robert | Signed First Edition Book Crais, Robert | Sentry, The | Signed First Edition Copy

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

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

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

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

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Indigo Slam | Crais, Robert | Signed First Edition Book Crais, Robert | Indigo Slam | Signed First Edition Copy

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

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

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

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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 Pike Series

  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
  7. A Dangerous Man - 2019
  8. Racing the Light - 2022

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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