ROBERT CRAIS: MEDIA

The Media library contains print, audio, and video elements from throughout RC’s career, plus special features produced for our website.

 
 

 
Video
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RC and Michael Connelly at Citywide Reads
RC and Michael Connelly kick off the Santa Monica Citywide Reads 2012 program dedicated to Raymond Chandler.

RC reads from THE FIRST RULE
Robert presented excerpts from THE FIRST RULE at Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore in San Diego in association with the Clarion Writers Workshop.

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RC featured in PBS TV Spot
Robert is featured in a television promotion produced by Louisiana Public Broadcasting

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RC interviewed by Author Magazine
The interview was conducted by Jeff Ayers at Third Place Books on July 25, 2008.

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Robert discusses the Los Angeles of Elvis Cole and Joe Pike
RC talks about L.A. and the world of Chasing Darkness.

Robert talks about writing and Chasing Darkness
Check out the insightful moments on this RC video!

Robert Crais LIVE! The Two Minute Rule Tour - RC's tour in the US, England, and Italy was a smashing success.

  Elvis Cole’s Los Angeles – See where Elvis Cole lives and works. A short video featuring locations from The Monkey’s Raincoat, Free Fall, Sunset Express, and L. A. Requiem.

The World of Max Holman - Check out RC's introduction and key scene locations from The Two Minute Rule. (Note: Download time is approximately two minutes.)

 
   

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Audio
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   Audio Interviews

The Book Show with Joe Donahue  - March 5, 2013
WAMC Northeast Public Radio. RC discusses SUSPECT.

The Jordan Rich Show - March 5, 2013
CBS-Boston, WBZ. RC discusses SUSPECT.

From NRO's Between the Covers Show - February 17, 2010
RC interviewed by John J. Miller about writing THE FIRST RULE

From KUCI's Writers on Writing Show - July 2, 2008
RC interviewed on the KUCI Radio show, Writers on Writing

From NPR's Morning Edition - May 5, 2008
NPR's Mike Shuster examines Raymond Chandler's iconic creation, Philip Marlowe, with an assist from RC.

ABC Radio Interview - July 5, 2007
RC and Harlan Coben were interviewed together by Fran Kelly for Australia's ABC Radio National.

The Kacey Kowars Show - March 21, 2007
RC discusses The Watchman with Kacey Kowars.

Bill Thompson's EyeOnBooks - March 22, 2007
Bill Thompson interviews RC about The Watchman.

   BEYOND WORDS - hosted by Fran Halpern for KCLU-FM, an NPR station
original airdate: September 23, 2006

An interview with RC in conjunction with his receiving the 2006 Ross Macdonald Literary Award.

The Kacey Kowars Show - March 8, 2006
RC discusses The Two Minute Rule with Kacey Kowars.

Bill Thompson's Eye on Books
Five interviews with RC.

Meet the Writers at Barnes & Noble
Steve Bertran interviews RC about Elvis Cole and screenwriting.

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    Radio Commercials


The Two Minute Rule – This radio commercial promotes The Two Minute Rule.

The Two Minute Rule (French publication) - This French-language radio spot was produced by RC's French publisher, Belfond, for the French launch.

Indigo Slam spot – This radio commercial aired to promote Indigo Slam.

L. A. Requiem spot – This radio spot aired for the launch of L. A. Requiem.

Demolition Angel spot #1 – This radio spot launched the hardcover.

Demolition Angel spot #2 – A second spot was made for the paperback.

Blue Shield commercial – Blue Shield of California asked RC to cut this commercial, which aired within the state. 

 

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Articles, Essays & Interviews
The following articles and essays have long been unavailable or were originally distributed to a limited audience.
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 Articles


Tour Los Angeles with Scotsman Magazine
Written by Jackie McGlone. Published February 9, 2008. RC gave Scottish writer Jackie McGlone a personal driving tour of Los Angeles, who described their adventures for Scotsman Magazine.

San Diego Union-Tribune article about RC and THE WATCHMAN
Written by Arthur Salm. Published on March 25, 2007. "A Force of Nature Rips through L. A."

Los Angeles Times Article About RC
Written by Scott Timberg. Published February 21, 2007. An article about the latest twist from L.A.'s Crais: sidekick as star. "The Watchman" puts an old character in a new spotlight.

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 Essays


If They Hang You I’ll Always Remember You
In 1999, the Mystery Guild published a series of reprints honoring their selection of the fifty greatest crime writers of the twentieth century. The Guild commissioned RC to write the introduction for Dashiell Hammett’s brilliant and classic crime novel, The Maltese Falcon.

Archie and Me
RC penned this introduction to a reprint edition of Rex Stout’s Before Midnight. In it, he discusses not only Stout’s classic creations, Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin, but also his own Elvis Cole and Joe Pike.

Wayne Warga is Alive and Well at 6000 Feet
This appreciation was written upon the death of RC’s close friend, the writer and journalist Wayne Warga. It was originally published in the newsletter of the Southern California Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America.

Where I Live
This essay for the Los Angeles Times describes why RC enjoys living in the Santa Monica mountains. It was originally published in the Times’ ‘Home’ section and generated an enormous reader response.

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 Interviews


RC is interviewed by The Orange County Register
The Orange County Register interviews RC about CHASING DARKNESS

The Shelf Awareness Interview
Shelf Awareness interviews Robert about his novel CHASING DARKNESS

Web Manager Carol talks with Robert
Carol T visits with Robert and talks about THE TWO MINUTE RULE and other subjects.

The Rap Sheet
Anthony Rainone interviews RC about the Ross Macdonald Literary Award.

The Explosive Talent of Robert Crais
An in-depth interview of RC conducted by Kevin Burton Smith for January Magazine, May 2000. Of special note for fans of L. A. Requiem and Demolition Angel.

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