ROBERT CRAIS: BIBLIOGRAPHY
 

Novels Short Stories Essays Television
                                                                                                       
   
          Novels  
     
The Monkey’s Raincoat
Bantam -- 1987
paperback original

Stalking the Angel
Bantam -- 1989

Lullaby Town
Bantam -- 1992

Free Fall
Bantam -- 1993

Voodoo River
Hyperion -- 1995

Sunset Express
Hyperion -- 1996

Indigo Slam
Hyperion --1997

L. A. Requiem
Doubleday -- 1999

Demolition Angel
Doubleday -- 2000

Hostage
Doubleday -- 2001

The Last Detective
Doubleday -- 2003

The Forgotten Man
Doubleday -- 2005

The Two Minute Rule
Simon & Schuster -- 2006

The Watchman
Simon & Schuster -- 2007

Chasing Darkness
Simon & Schuster -- 2008

The First Rule
Putnam -- 2010

The Sentry
Putnam  -- 2011

Taken
Putnam  -- 2012

Suspect
Putnam -- 2013

The Promise
Putnam -- 2014

 

 

 

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          Short Stories  
     
  With Crooked Hands
-- Clarion SF, edited by Kate Wilhelm -- Berkley Medallion -- 1977. This was the author’s first professional sale.

The Dust of Evening
-- 2076: The American Tricentennial, edited by Edward Bryant -- Pyramid Books -- 1977

Weigh Station
-- Twilight Zone Magazine -- vol. 2, #2 -- May, 1982

Weigh Station
-- reprint -- Night Cry, Twilight Zone Digest Special -- vol. 1, #1 -- 1984

The Man Who Knew Dick Bong
-- Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marlowe: A Centennial Celebration, edited by Byron Preiss -- Knopf -- 1988.

The Man Who Knew Dick Bong
-- Absolute Disaster: Fiction from Los Angeles, edited by Lee Montgomery -- Dove Books -- reprint -- 1996. (Note: due to contractural requirements all references to ‘Philip Marlowe’ and all other characters owned by the Chandler Estate have been changed in this version of the story. ‘Philip Marlowe’ has been changed to ‘Deets Boedecker.’)

 
 

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           Essays  
     
  The Cricket Beneath the Hammer
-- a forward to The Harlan Ellison Hornbook by Harlan Ellison -- Penzler Books -- 1990

Nero Wolfe was a Dick
-- introduction to Before Midnight by Rex Stout -- Bantam reissue edition -- November, 1993

If They Hang You I’ll Aways Remember You
-- introduction to The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett, for the Mystery Guild reissue

 
 

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          Television:  
  (All credits ‘Written by Robert Crais’ unless otherwise noted)

Episodic Series

Baretta
ABC, Universal Studios
"Make the Sun Shine"
-- November 30, 1977 (original title: ‘Who Can Make the Sun Shine?’)
"It Goes With the Job"
-- December 21, 1977
"Woman Trouble"
-- March 23, 1978
"Bad Cop"
-- original story dated May 31, 1977 -- unproduced
"Laughter of the Clowns"
-- original story -- undated -- unproduced

Vega$
ABC, Twentieth Century Fox, Aaron Spelling Productions
"King of the Hill"
-- original story -- 1978 -- unproduced

Quincy, M.E.
NBC, Universal Studios
"Death by Good Intention"
-- Teleplay by Robert Crais, Story by Howard Dimsdale and Michael Halperin -- October 26, 1978
"No Way to Treat a Body"
-- Written by Robert Crais and Bill Seal -- November 30, 1978
"A Question of Death"
-- Teleplay by Aubrey Solomon & Steve Greenberg, Story by Peter Thompson & Robert Crais and Aubrey Solomon & Steve Greenberg -- January 18, 1979
"The Depth of Beauty"
-- Teleplay by Robert Crais, Story by Robert Crais and Barbara Evans -- January 25, 1979
"Dark Angel"
-- Written by Robert Crais -- February 15, 1979
"Semper Fidelis"
-- Teleplay by Robert Crais, Story by Maurice Klugman -- March 15, 1979. (original title: ‘The Hero’)
"An Ounce of Prevention"
-- Teleplay by Steve Greenberg & Aubrey Solomon & Robert Crais, Story by Steve Greenberg & Aubrey Solomon & Robert Crais and Larry Tuch & Sol Weisel -- March 22, 1979.
"The Eye of the Needle"
-- Teleplay by A. L. Christopher and Robert Crais, Story by A. L. Christopher -- April 12, 1979.
"Hot Ice"
-- Teleplay by Robert Crais, Story by Robert Crais and Ralph Wallace Davenport -- October 18, 1979.
"Murder by S.O.P."
-- Written by Robert Crais -- November 29, 1979.
"By the Death of a Child"
-- Written by Robert Crais -- April 8, 1981.

Joe Dancer
NBC, Universal Studios
"The Web of Jerry G."
-- unproduced 60 minute -- January 5, 1980.
"A Clear Cut Case of Murder"
-- unproduced 60 minute -- original title: "The Perfect Crime" -- December 8, 1980.
"The Monkey Mission"
-- 2 hour -- original title: "Sweet Wine, an Old Line, One More Time"—starred Robert Blake -- aired March 23, 1981.

The Second Family Tree
CBS
"Triangles"
-- Teleplay by Emily Shoemaker, Story by Robert Crais -- air date unknown

Cassie and Company
"Anything for a Friend"
-- June 22, 1982

Riker
David Gerber Productions
"Sisters"
-- March 21, 1981

Hill Street Blues
NBC, MTM Studios
"The Last White Man on East Ferry Avenue"
-- Teleplay by Steven Bochco, Anthony Yerkovich, and Robert Crais, Story by Michael Kozoll, Anthony Yerkovich, and Steven Bochco -- November 12, 1981
"The Second Oldest Profession"
-- Teleplay by Steven Bochco, Anthony Yerkovich, and Robert Crais, Story by Michael Kozoll, Steven Bochco, and Anthony Yerkovich -- November 19, 1981
"Cranky Streets"
-- Teleplay by Robert Crais, Story by Michael Kozoll and Steven Bochco -- December 10, 1981.

Cagney & Lacey
CBS, Orion Television
"Witness to an Incident"
-- Teleplay by Paul L. Ehrmann and April Smith & Robert Crais & Jeffrey Lane & Frank Abatemarco, Story by Paul L. Ehrmann -- October 25, 1982.
"Beauty Burglars"
-- Written by April Smith & Robert Crais -- November 8, 1982.
"One of Our Own"
-- Written by Robert Crais & April Smith -- December 6, 1982.
"I’ll be Home for Christmas"
-- Written by Robert Crais -- December 20, 1982.

The Mississippi
CBS, Warner Bros.
"There is a Tiger in the Town"
-- Written by Jerry Gret Samouche (‘Jerry Gret Samouche’ is one of Crais’s registered pseudonyms. When spoken aloud in the French, it is French slang for "I’m sorry this stinks.") -- September 27, 1983. (Original title: ‘All My Life in a Day’).

Partners in Crime
NBC, Johnny Carson Productions
"The Baby"
-- original story -- 1983 -- unproduced
"Michael"
-- (episode #780-01) -- unproduced

Futuretales
HBO
"Passengers"
-- Teleplay by Robert Crais, based upon the story by Robert Silverberg -- 30 minutes -- unproduced -- 1985.

Twilight Zone
CBS, CBS Productions

"Monsters"
-- January 24, 1986.

Miami Vice
NBC, Universal Studios
"Payback"
– guest cast included Roberto Duran and Frank Zappa -- March 14, 1986.
"Borrasca"
-- written by Vladislavo Stepankutza and Elvis Cole (written in collaboration with Steve Volpe) -- December 9, 1988. (‘Elvis Cole’ is one of Crais’s registered pseudonyms, as well as his fictional detective creation.)

L. A. Law
NBC, Twentieth Century Fox
"Love in Bloom"
-- Written by Robert Crais, Carol Flint, Judith Feldman, Sarah Woodside Gallagher -- April 23, 1992

The Equalizer
CBS, Universal Studios

"Last Call"
-- March 23, 1988
"Regrets Only"
-- (original title: "A Family Obsession") -- March 30, 1988

Men
ABC, Universal Studios
"When the Wind Blows"
-- (original title: ‘Family Men’) -- air date unknown
"Brave Men"
-- air date unknown

Earth II
NBC, Universal Studios

"All About Eve"
-- May 21, 1995

JAG
NBC, Paramount
"Desert Son"
-- (original title: ‘Anything for a Friend’) -- Teleplay by Elvis Cole and Donald P. Belasario and Evan Katz, Story by Elvis Cole -- October 7, 1995. (Elvis Cole is one of Crais’s registered pseudonyms, as well as his fictional detective creation. This episode originally aired with the name ‘Robert Crais’ in the credits, but a WGA ruling required that the credit be changed for subsequent airings.)


Movies Of The Week and Miniseries

Cross of Fire
-- 4-hour NBC miniseries -- November 5 & 6, 1989.

In Self Defense
-- 2-hour ABC MOW -- Teleplay by Robert Crais and David Peckinpah, Story by David Peckinpah -- May 22, 1987

Night Chills
-- 2-hour CBS MOW, Warner Bros. -- Teleplay by Robert Crais, based upon the novel by Dean R. Koontz -- 1990 -- unproduced.

Victims of Pan Am Flight 103
-- 2-hour NBC MOW, NBC Productions -- unproduced -- 1993.

Florida Straits
-- 2-hour ABC MOW (see also ‘pilots’) -- Universal/Dick Wolf Prods -- 1996


Television Pilots

Molly’s Place
-- 30 minute pilot -- Written by Jack Klugman and Robert Crais -- 1979 -- unproduced

M.V.P.
-- 60 minute pilot -- Warner Brothers -- -- 1983 -- unproduced

The Kidd Brothers
-- 60 minute pilot -- ABC, Lorimar -- 1985 -- unproduced

Guardians
-- 2-hour pilot -- Disney -- 1986 -- unproduced

Spider-Man
-- 60 minute pilot -- ABC, New World Television -- based upon the Marvel character -- 1989 -- unproduced

Bloodhouse
-- 30 minute pilot -- Teleplay by Robert Crais, Story by Jonathan Betuel and Robert Crais -- Fox Network, Twentieth Century Fox Television -- 1989 -- unproduced

Archangel
-- 60 minute pilot -- NBC, Twentieth Century Fox -- 1989 -- unproduced

Cruisers
-- 60 minute pilot -- ABC, Lorimar -- 1987 -- unproduced

Endless Summer
-- 60 minute pilot -- ABC, Twentieth Century Fox -- (original title: ‘to be continued: the life and cinematic times of Tobey Lewis’) -- 1988 -- unproduced

Dr. Strange
-- 60 minute pilot -- CBS, New World Television -- based upon the Marvel character -- 1989 -- unproduced

Chameleon
-- 2-hour pilot -- Fox Network, Twentieth Century Fox -- 1991 -- unproduced

Mr. Lyle
-- 60 minute pilot -- NBC, Twentieth Century Fox -- produced, but unaired -- 1991

Storm City
-- 60 minute pilot -- NBC, Twentieth Century Fox -- unproduced -- 1991

Dr. Rick
-- 60 pilot -- NBC, Columbia Television -- unproduced -- 1993

Sheroes
-- 60 minute pilot -- CBS, Fred Silverman Company -- unproduced -- 1993

The Heat
-- 60 minute pilot -- CBS, Aaron Spelling Productions -- unproduced -- 1995.

Florida Straits
-- 120 minute MOW/pilot -- ABC, Universal/Dick Wolf Prods. – unproduced --1996.
(Crais wrote two additional 60 minute scripts for a total of four hours of television – "Smartin" and "Endangered Species.")

Decoy
-- 60 minute pilot – CBS, CBS Productions – unproduced – 1998

Invisible Man
-- 120 minute pilot – Fox Network, Universal/Dick Wolf Prods. – starred Kyle McLaughlin – 1998|

Crooks
-- 60 minute pilot – CBS, CBS Productions – unproduced –1998 
 

 
     
 

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