Robert Crais

Raised on the banks of the Mississippi.  Writer on shows such as Hill Street Blues, Cagney and Lacey, and Miami Vice. Creator of beloved crime fiction character Elvis Cole. He was the 2006 recipient of the Ross Macdonald Literary Award.


In crime fiction, we push it to the edge. That’s where we live. It’s a canvas that allows me to see men and women in extremis. And that’s where I want them to be.


— Robert Crais