Books written by Robert Crais include "The Monkey's Raincoat," "The Last Detective" and "The Watchman." Crais novels, which are of the mystery genre, follow the characters of Elvis Cole and Joe Pike.
"The Monkey's Raincoat" was Crais' first published novel. The book, released in 1987, is considered one of the 100 best mystery novels of the 20th century by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association. Since that novel, Crais has written 19 more novels, with 15 of them following the Cole and Pike characters. "The Last Detective" was published in 2003, and "The Watchman" was published in 2007. "The Watchman" won the Barry Award for best thriller that same year.