"Monkey's Raincoat" is the first novel in the Elvis Cole L.A. Private Eye series. The main character is a cynical, yet soft, private eye, with a penchant for morning yoga stretches and Disney collectibles. You can't help but enjoy a main character who has a Pinocchio clock in his office, loves spicy food, and has a sidekick with an empty office.
As another reviewer pointed out, this book is more of an "action" novel than it is mystery. There are no major plot twists that leave you in shock. There are no subtle clues at the beginning of the story you should pay attention to. You feel more that you are the listener to Elvis' outloud ramblings that help him in solving the case.
The book flows, and I found myself absorbed in the whip sharp dialogue and wondering how Cole can eat what he does while still remain healthy and on top of his game.