The Monkey’s Raincoat (1987) by Robert Crais *
Where did it all begin? With this one! Elvis Cole, hardboiled private eye, is introduced by Crais in the first book of his famous series. Winner of the Anthony and Macavity awards, The Monkey’s Raincoat is set in and around Los Angeles, written with snarky humor and characters you won’t soon forget. A missing husband case accelerates into Cole’s collision with the Mob, and requires him to call upon Joe Pike, a military-style vigilante. Sex, murder, child-at-risk, disappearance, the Mob—if you enjoy a bit of retro private eye drama, you’ll enjoy this selection.
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*The Monkey’s Raincoat is available as a book club kit for your own club! Visit the Ask A Librarian Desk to check out this or any other book club kit. Click here for a list of available kits. It’s a Mystery Book Club meets the first Friday of every month at the Prescott Public Library. For more information, contact the Ask a Librarian Desk at 928.777.1526.