Voodoo River Mass Market Paperback – Apr 1 1996
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From Publishers Weekly
Fifth installment in Crais's Elvis Cole series, in which the wisecracking private eye journeys from Los Angeles to Louisiana to trace a client's past.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From Library Journal
On a trip to Louisiana in order to locate the biological parents of a popular television actress, private eye Elvis Cole runs into more than he bargained for, including a cast of memorable characters. From the author of Lullaby Town (Bantam, 1992).
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The back page always refers to Mr. Crais' credentials as a screenwriter for LA Law and Hill Street Blues, both excellent TV shows from years gone by. Why hasn't any of his books been considered for full-length movies? It seems to be a natural consequence, given his prior work.
I can't help but visualize each of the characters, especially, Joe Pike. I think of Jan Michael Vincent as Joe Pike, cat-like, etc.
Given the success this year of the movie version of Mystic River, I think it might be time to consider one of Crais' novels for a similar treatment. The difficulty lies in deciding which one to do first. LA Requiem was good for the action and character of Joe Pike. Might be a good one to begin with. I'll have to read the rest of the books so I can assess them all.
Elvis Cole is the star attraction, the co-owner of The Elvis Cole Detective Agency. He's now 40ish, ex-Army, served in Vietnam, 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 Stingray convertible, and usually carries a Dan Wesson .38 Special.
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, which are usually bare in sleeveless shirts.Read more ›
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Wow! This was an excellent had boiled mystery with so many twists and turns that it was hard to keep up with everything that was going on. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Jenifer Mohammed, Author of Resurrecting Cybele
painfully slow in the buildup - poor character development - terrible dialogue `lets kill them all``
leave louisiana to robicheaux
Who names these things anyway? Yes there's a river, but where's the "voodoo?" Maybe it's in Louisiana itself, but certainly not in this novel's plots. Read morePublished on Aug. 19 2003 by Charles J. Marr
Another decent Elvis Cole/Joe Pike story, with the heros
traveling to New Orleans and Baton Rouge to help a Hollywood
TV actress trace her roots. Read more
To know Elvis Cole is to enjoy him. Once again, Craig brings his excellent dialogue, intriguing plot lines and sense of humor to life. Read morePublished on May 15 2002 by Rick Mitchell
I agree with the other reviews, if this is your first encounter with Elvis Cole DO NOT start with this book! It does not give the background info usually found in the series. Read morePublished on April 3 2002 by Gretchen
This book was enjoyable, but wasn't as good as some of his other books. I recently read Demolition Angel by the same author, and thought it was better.Published on Feb. 26 2002
My only experience with Robert Crais was reading DEMOLITION ANGEL. I discovered that aside from DEMOLITION ANGEL and HOSTAGE, he has a series of books starring Elvis Cole, a... Read morePublished on Jan. 15 2002 by Amazon Customer