Below is a listing of Robert's novels in order of publication. Information on these novels, including descriptions, excerpts, and reviews, is accessible by clicking on a novel's title. Note: The year of each novel’s original publication is in parenthesis next to the title.

     Elvis Cole/Joe Pike Novels
     (listed in order of publication)
   
  1. The Monkey’s Raincoat (1987)
  • Anthony Award winner
  • Macavity Award winner
  • Edgar Award nominee
  • Shamus Award nominee
  2. Stalking the Angel (1989)
 
  3. Lullaby Town (1992)
  • Anthony Award nominee
  • Shamus Award nominee
  4. Free Fall (1993)
  • Edgar Award nominee
  5.Voodoo River (1995)
(note: first appearance by Lucy Chenier)
 
  6. Sunset Express (1996)
  • Shamus Award winner
  • Publishers Weekly – Best Books of 1996 selection
  7. Indigo Slam (1997)
  • Shamus Award nominee
  8. L.A. Requiem (1999)
  • Dilys Award winner
  • Edgar Award nominee
  • Anthony Award nominee
  • Shamus Award nominee
  9. The Last Detective (2003)
(note: Carol Starkey, who first appears in Demolition Angel, joins the Cole series)
  • Audie Award Finalist
  10.The Forgotten Man (2005)
  • Shamus Award nominee
  11. The Watchman (2007)
  • The Barry Award winner – Best Thriller 2007
  • Mystery Ink Gumshoe Award winner – Best Thriller 2007
  • Strand Critics Award nominee
  • Anthony Award nominee
  • International Thriller Writers Thriller Award nominee
  12. Chasing Darkness (2008)
  • Southern California Independent Booksellers Association – Best Mystery Award nominee
13. The First Rule (2010)
 
14. The Sentry (2011)
 
14. Taken (2012)
   

     Other Novels (not in the Cole/Pike series)
     (listed in order of publication)

   
  Demolition Angel (2000)
(note: Carol Starkey’s first appearance)
  • Mary Higgins Clark Award nominee
  Hostage (2001)
  • New York Times Book Review – Notable Book
  The Two Minute Rule (2006)
  • Best Crime Novel of the Year – London Evening Standard
  • Top Ten Best Crime Novels of the Year – Otto Penzler, New York Sun
  • Top Ten Best Crime Novels of the Year – Oline Cogdill, Sun-Sentinel
  • Best Books of 2006 – January Magazine
  • Audie Award Finalist
  Suspect (2013)
   
 
 

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