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The Monkey's Raincoat (An Elvis Cole Novel) [Kindle Edition]

Robert Crais
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[T]his action thriller is pure escapism and has great dialogue HEALTHY MAGAZINE


Taking the mystery community by storm, this Elvis Cole novel was nominated for the Edgar, Anthony, Shamus, and Macavity awards and won both the Anthony and Macavity for Best Novel of the Year. 

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dateigröße: 3286 KB
  • Seitenzahl der Print-Ausgabe: 226 Seiten
  • Verlag: Crimeline (1. Juni 2011)
  • Verkauf durch: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ASIN: B004JN1D1O
  • Text-to-Speech (Vorlesemodus): Aktiviert
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  • Word Wise: Aktiviert
  • Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 4.2 von 5 Sternen  Alle Rezensionen anzeigen (25 Kundenrezensionen)
  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: #72.920 Bezahlt in Kindle-Shop (Siehe Top 100 Bezahlt in Kindle-Shop)

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Robert Crais dresses up his first entry in the Elvis Cole series with all of the traditional P.I. trimmings: 1)The lost, lonely, yet attractive, perpetual victim; 2)The strong-willed, brash, yet attractive, best friend of perpetual victim; 3)The solid-as-a-rock, faithful sidekick; 4)The sometimes volatile relationship with local law enforcement. It's the humor and upbeat attitude that separates this novel from the cookie-cutter PI novels. Crais takes the traditional down-trodden detective and infuses him with a contagious optimism. I enjoyed every moment. As for his "relations" with the two female leads, I say this: It's a detective novel. He's supposed to get all the chicks.
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Von Donald Mitchell TOP 500 REZENSENT
If you have yet to begin the marvelous Elvis Cole series by Robert Crais, you've got a great treat ahead of you! Few series get off to a stronger start than Mr. Crais did with The Monkey's Raincoat, which won both the Anthony and Macavity awards for best novel while being nominated for the Edgar and Shamus awards as well. And the books just keep getting better from there in their characterizations, action, story-telling and excitement.

Elvis Cole is the star attraction, the co-owner of The Elvis Cole Detective Agency. He's 35, ex-Army, served in Viet Nam, ex-security guard, has two years of college, learned to be a detective by working under George Feider, a licensed P.I. for over 40 years, does martial arts as enthusiastically as most people do lunch, and is fearless but not foolish. He's out to right the wrongs of the world as much as he is to earn a living. Elvis has a thing for Disney characters (including a Pinocchio clock), kids, cats, scared clients and rapid fire repartee. He drives a Jamaica yellow 1966 Corvette convertible, and usually carries his .38 Special Dan Wesson.

His main foil is partner, Joe Pike, an ex-Marine, ex-cop who moves quietly and mysteriously wearing shades even in the dark . . . when he's not scaring the bad guys with the red arrows tattooed on his deltoids. Although he's got an office with Elvis, Pike spends all of his time at his gun shop when not routing the bad guys with martial arts while carrying and often using enough firepower to stop a tank. Pike rarely speaks . . . and never smiles. A standing gag is trying to catch Pike with a little twitch of his lips indicating he might possibly be amused. But he's there when you need him. He drives a red Jeep.
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3.0 von 5 Sternen You may have to read him backwords 22. Mai 2000
I had the good fortune to begin reading Robert Crais with *L. A. Requiem,* for my money the best of this Elvis Cole mysteries and for the unnerving reason that Joe Pike is a much more interesting that Elvis Spenser/Robicheaux Redux.
Like the guy said, he has sex with his client and her best friend? And in both cases, it's a big deal that goes nowhere?
Like *Sunset Express,* *The Monkey's Raincoat* is about nasty old Hollywood and so incredibly unlikely, once the plot starts to wind up (or down, rather) that you'll look around in disgust when you read the last page and mutter, "That's it? That's it?"
Crais should stick with Joe Pike. There's more to Pike than a Hawke in whiteface. Elvis Cole lacks the maturity and seriousness of moral vision that makes James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux and Robert Parker's Spenser interesting. Robicheaux brought back demons and ghosts from Vietnam that given him an edge Cole can't touch. And Spenser wouldn't have screwed either of them, but he sure would have wished creatively.
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Von Ein Kunde
The Monkey's Raincoat is an absolute joy to read. Crais combines suspense and action with the right mix of humor. Elvis Cole is one cool cat and an excellent character for a series. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good read.
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3.0 von 5 Sternen Read _L.A. Requiem_ instead 17. August 1999
Von Harmoni
This turned out to be a decent story, but I would not have discovered that if I had not read _L.A. Requiem_, _Stalking the Angel_, and _Voodoo River_ first. Because I liked those books so much, I stuck with it and finished this one. Thank heaven this author has improved. Had I not known that Elvis Cole becomes more sensitive and honorable where women are concerned as he ages, I would not have finished this book. Not only does Elvis have sex with his client in this story (Elvis Cole, Unethical Detective), he also has sex with her best friend. Elvis also behaves inconsistently in this book. While he is disgusted to find a child porn magazine, shreds and burns it (yea!), he has no compunction about ogling a 16-year-old girl and fantasizing about what she'd look like naked (boo! hiss!).
I can't imagine how this book won two awards - any two awards. Describing Pike as a man of few words is ludicrous, as he talks up a storm in this story. But I am glad that the author kept writing, because I enjoy his later works.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Well-written and fun-filled mystery series! 9. Februar 1999
Von Ein Kunde
What sets Elvis Cole apart from other mystery novel characters? Humor and false modesty! This self-effacing character will make you laugh out loud and intrigue you at the same time. From the Pinochio clock to the cat named "Cat", this book is filled with fun and enjoyment. The author does a wonderful job of keeping our interest in a serious story, while Elvis treats all with a certain irreverance. Elvis Cole is a private detective who doesn't want anyone to take him seriously, yet, he gets deeply involved in the life of his client, because he cares. A lady is seeking her husband, and Elvis gives all of his time and effort to the cause. In the meantime there are interesting characters, lovely ladies, mobsters, and the silent Mr. Pike. The story has many twists and ends with a bang! Elvis is the J.P. Beaumont of L.A., but much funnier!
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3.0 von 5 Sternen Hartgekocht
Robert Crais ist ein guter Schreiber ähnelt James Crumley aber es ist nur ein bisschen zu viel von der gute.Oder es war nur nicht die richtige Zeit für diesen Buch. Lesen Sie weiter...
Vor 6 Monaten von Timo Tiilikainen veröffentlicht
5.0 von 5 Sternen Great start to an awesome series
In "The Monkey's Raincoat" Robert Crais creates two of the strongest and deepest characters in the modern thriller/mystery genre. Lesen Sie weiter...
Veröffentlicht am 7. März 2013 von Agent J
5.0 von 5 Sternen Robert Crais is one of my favoirte authors of all time
Elvis Cole is a charming, sharp witted, wise-cracking private investigator who is teamed up with a Clint Eastwood type partner, Joe Pike. Lesen Sie weiter...
Veröffentlicht am 24. Juni 2000 von "marxd"
4.0 von 5 Sternen Fun & Fast.
Great combination of the loud, wise-cracking detective and strong, strange , silent side kick. A great beach read.
Veröffentlicht am 15. Mai 2000 von Galwayk
4.0 von 5 Sternen Fun & Fast.
Great combination of the loud, wise-cracking detective and strong, strange , silent side kick. A great beach read.
Veröffentlicht am 15. Mai 2000 von Galwayk
4.0 von 5 Sternen Robert Crais knows how to write compelling mysteries.
I can understand why all the awards and nominations on this first novel. Elvis Cole and Joe Pike are wonderful LA characters. Mr. Lesen Sie weiter...
Veröffentlicht am 24. April 2000 von nobizinfla
4.0 von 5 Sternen What a fun read!
Having read everything by my favorite authors, I decided to try a new one. Nice surprise! I was first upset by the slimness of the novel, but got so caught up in the book and... Lesen Sie weiter...
Veröffentlicht am 20. April 2000 von Lisa Simoni
2.0 von 5 Sternen Pales Next to Spenser!
As an avid fan of the genre, I began this book with high hopes that ended in disappointment. Never before have I seen such a derivative work like this. Lesen Sie weiter...
Veröffentlicht am 1. April 2000 von Michael B. Bruneio
4.0 von 5 Sternen A Great Start!
I was intrigued by the reviews of "LA Requiem" and, since I live in SoCal, thought I might be interested in Robert Crais' work. Lesen Sie weiter...
Veröffentlicht am 19. Januar 2000 von Richard F. Fonvielle
3.0 von 5 Sternen Spenser Redux
Let's say that you were a reasonably talented writer and you were trying to create a niche for yourself in the marketplace for mysteries and thrillers. Lesen Sie weiter...
Veröffentlicht am 6. Januar 2000 von George W. Colombo
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