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Crais's knack for snappy dialogue and clean-cut scenes bespeak his former days as a writer for the award-winning Hill Street Blues and L.A. Law: "Krantz's mouth split into a reptilian smile, and I wondered what was playing out here. He said, 'I want this man questioned, Lieutenant. If Pike here knows the vic, maybe he knows how she got like this." Pike said, 'It won't happen, pants.' Krantz's face went deep red, and an ugly web of veins pulsed in his forehead. I moved close to Pike. 'Is there something happening here that I should know about?'"
Another great hard boiled thriller by Crais. Pike and Cole are a well- balanced team and this story does a good job of blending action with background and character development.Published 6 months ago by Jenifer Mohammed, Author of Resurrecting Cybele
I have yet to read a Robert Crais book that I didn't love. I want more!! (no pressure)Published 7 months ago by Janice Mitchell
This was my first Elvis Cole book. Wow. Others have done a fine job of describing the story line for LA Requiem, and there's nothing more I can add to what's been said that will... Read morePublished on March 3 2004 by Gabby Hayze
There is a lot to like about this book, and it is certainly better than most. But something about Crais' voice occasionally doesn't ring quite true, and keeps him from being one... Read morePublished on March 2 2004 by "ake465"
I've read all of Robert Crais' work in the last few months, but had put off reading L. A. Requiem and The Last Detective because I knew the relationship between Lucy and Cole was... Read morePublished on Jan. 19 2004
If a book can be beautiful then L.A. Requiem is it. Mr. Crais uses a murdering spee in L.A. as a backdrop to the inner workings of Joe Pike. Read morePublished on Aug. 21 2003 by Kim Waltman