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Robert Crais is an author of detective fiction, known for both his novels and his work as a script writer for television. Born in Louisiana in 1953, Crais has lived in California since 1976.
Having written short fiction since his discovery of crime fiction as a teenager, he started his professional writing career in the television industry. He was nominated for an Emmy for one of his Hill Street Blues scripts, and also worked on Cagney & Lacey, Miami Vice, and many made-for-television movies. These included the miniseries, Cross of Fire, in 1989.
By the mid-1980s, Crais wanted to work on his own, and began work on his first novel. The Monkey’s Raincoat was published in 1987 and was the first of his Elvis Cole novels. It was followed by Stalking the Angel in 1989, and Lullaby Town in 1992.
Crais continued to write in the Elvis Cole series, often incorporating major events in Los Angeles. This was apparent in 1993’s Free Fall, which was inspired by the Los Angeles riots. Crais’ novels have won a number of awards, and 1999’s L.A. Requiem took him to bestseller status.
Outside of the Elvis Cole series, Crais has written three additional novels. These include 2001’s Hostage, which was adapted for film. Crais has stated that he does not intent to turn the Elvis Cole series into film adaptations.
Crais continues to write, with his most recent novel, Taken, the fifteenth Elvis Cole novel.