Robert Crais

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Birthday
20, 1953
Birthplace
Louisiana
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
20, 1953 (age 65)
Birthplace
Louisiana

About

An American author known for his award-winning detective novels, he is most famous for The Monkey's Raincoat (1987), Sunset Express (1996), and The Watchman (2007). He also had a screenwriting career; his television credits include episodes of Miami Vice, Quincy, and Hill Street Blues.

Before Fame

He studied mechanical engineering at Louisiana State University before moving to Los Angeles in the mid-1970s. He began his career writing scripts for shows such as Cagney & Lacey and L.A. Law.

Trivia

His novel, The Monkey's Raincoat, won the 1988 Anthony Award for Best First Novel.

Family Life

He grew up near Baton Rouge, Louisiana as an adopted, only child. He and his wife, Patricia, later became parents to a daughter.

Associated With

He cites Raymond Chandler as one of his biggest influences.