Imatge de l'autor

Robert Crais

Autor/a de The Watchman

81+ obres 29,687 Membres 824 Ressenyes 126 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Robert Crais was born in 1953 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Before becoming a writer, he was a mechanical engineer. In 1976, he began writing scripts for television series including Miami Vice, Cagney and Lacey, and Hill Street Blues. He is the author of the Elvis Cole series and the Joe Pike series. mostra'n més The Monkey's Raincoat won the Anthony and Macavity Awards in 1988. In 2005, his novel Hostage was adapted into a movie starring Bruce Willis. He is the 2006 recipient of the Ross Macdonald Literary Award. In 2017 his title, The First Rule, made the IBook Best Seller List. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Robert Crais

The Watchman (2007) 1,972 exemplars
The Monkey's Raincoat (1987) 1,967 exemplars
L. A. Requiem (1999) 1,842 exemplars
The Last Detective (2003) 1,705 exemplars
The Forgotten Man (2005) 1,579 exemplars
Chasing Darkness (2008) 1,482 exemplars
The Two Minute Rule (2006) 1,440 exemplars
Demolition Angel (2000) 1,431 exemplars
The First Rule (2010) 1,402 exemplars
Stalking the Angel (1989) 1,357 exemplars
Sunset Express (1996) 1,312 exemplars
Indigo Slam (1997) 1,283 exemplars
The Sentry (2011) 1,274 exemplars
Voodoo River (1995) 1,246 exemplars
Hostage (2001) 1,228 exemplars
Lullaby Town (1992) 1,226 exemplars
Suspect (2013) 1,205 exemplars
Free Fall (1993) 1,196 exemplars
Taken (2012) 1,009 exemplars
The Promise (2015) 755 exemplars
The Wanted (2017) 589 exemplars
A Dangerous Man (2019) 505 exemplars
Racing the Light (2022) 286 exemplars
The Best American Mystery Stories 2012 (2012) — Editor & Introduction — 126 exemplars
Hostage [Abridged Audiobook] (2001) — Author & Narrator — 10 exemplars
The Forgotten Man [Abridged Audiobook] (2006) — Author & Narrator — 3 exemplars
Cross of Fire [1989 TV movie] — Writer — 3 exemplars
Free Fall [and] Indigo Slam (2009) 3 exemplars
Hostage - Entführt (2 DVDs) (2016) 2 exemplars
الحارس 2 exemplars
La promesse (2023) 2 exemplars
A Painted House 1 exemplars
Brisingr 1 exemplars
Fever Pitch 1 exemplars
Rémálmok városa 1 exemplars
O último detective (2007) 1 exemplars
Zaglis : romāns (2018) 1 exemplars
Paradise sunset 1 exemplars
Countdown 1 exemplars
Crais Robert 1 exemplars
Lullaby Town [Abridged] (2009) 1 exemplars
Túszdráma 1 exemplars
The big sleep 1 exemplars

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It took me awhile to warm up to Elvis, but by the end I'd connected with his sarcasm and detachment. This was my first Robert Crais and there will be more.
DianeVallere | Hi ha 62 ressenyes més | May 16, 2024 |
Regular mystery readers will figure out the main plot early and may be impatient for the characters to catch up. Once they do (3/4 of the way through) the suspense does ratchet up and the characters take on deeper dimensions. Nice for a light, fast read. Similar to Linwood Barclay's stuff, but better written.
Dorothy2012 | Hi ha 33 ressenyes més | Apr 22, 2024 |
This was just an OK entry in this series. Pike was underused. A lot of strings and not un-knotted satisfactorily. Still, gotta like the characters.
jldarden | Hi ha 33 ressenyes més | Mar 26, 2024 |
I have read this book for discussion with my U3A Crime Fiction Reading Group.

If Maggie had been a human Marine, not a dog, she would be decorated, as it is she is under notice. Shape up or ship out! The same is true of her new human alpha, LAPD cop Scott James. In reality he should be retired. Both he and Maggie have been injured on duty, and both are struggling to resume a working life. They both suffer from PTSD and are temporarily part of the LAPD K-9 unit but the odds are stacked against them.

both react badly to loud sudden noises
both have long lingering injuries.

Among the questions I am going to ask my group are those relating to the meaning of the book's title, because I think there is more than one. So, what is it that helps Scott and Maggie work together? What attributes does Maggie have that are of most use to Scott in his search for the killers of his former partner?

Crais attempts to make Maggie a real character, even to the point of getting inside her head, telling us how she sees her new partner. For Scott there is a real learning journey. He has never had a dog before, and has a lot to learn about how to treat Maggie.

In a sequel to this novel THE PROMISE, Crais decided to bring this pair into his Elvis Cole series but there don't appear to be any mention of them after that.

I will be interested to see how my group react to this novel - for some of them it will not be their cup of tea. I should explain that in the case of this group we read sets of books supplied by our local library so I didn't actual choose this book specifically, just a title from a list.
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smik | Mar 9, 2024 |



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