Tag Archives: Robert Crais

The Top Ten Crime Novels of 2013

It’s time, once again, for the annual list of the crime novels I most admired this year. Of course, I haven’t read everything, so I’m sure I missed some great work. Don’t hesitate to list your favorites in the comment section below. … Continue reading

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A Dog Steals the Show in Robert Crais’ New Novel, “Suspect.”

Robert Crais’ new novel, Suspect, marks the return of LAPD police officer Scott James, but the most appealing character in the book is the cop’s new partner, an 85-pound German Shepherd named Maggie. Crais even writes some chapters from Maggie’s … Continue reading

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“Cliff Walk” Satisfies on Every Level, Says The Providence Journal

The Providence Journal, the newspaper in the town where my hardboiled Mulligan crime novels are set, is raving about the new one, Cliff Walk. Here’s what the paper’s review has to say: There’s a lot to be said for an … Continue reading

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The New Joe Hunter Novel from Matt Hilton

Dead Men’s Harvest is the sixth Joe Hunter novel from Matt Hilton. The series has deservedly been compared to Lee Child’s Jack Reacher novels as well as to Robert Crais’ books featuring Elvis Cole and Joe Pike. If you haven’t … Continue reading

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Look Who’s Reading “Rogue Island” Now! It’s Best-Selling Author Robert Crais

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 … Continue reading

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Writing a Hard-Boild Crime Novel, an 80-Year-Old Form, and Making It Fresh and Contemporary

Ever since I read a paperback copy of Raymond Chandler’s The Long Goodbye about fifty years ago, I have loved hard-boiled crime novels; but when I finally sat down to write my first one, I confronted a problem: How could … Continue reading

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