Robert Crais is the author of the best-selling Elvis Cole and Joe Pike crime novels set in Southern California. The books are outstanding, combining a hardboiled sensibility with a great sense of humor.
Crais got his start writing for television (Miami Vice, Cagney & Lacey, and Hill Street Blues.) His latest novel, The Sentry, features tough-guy Joe Pike, and it’s terrific — one of the best crime novels of the year.
I photographed Robert when we met at the Bouchercon crime writers conference in St. Louis last month.
Rogue Island is available in trade paperback, Kindle, and downloadable audio editions here.