Robert Crais Writing Styles in The Monkey's Raincoat

Robert Crais
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Point of View

The Monkey's Raincoat is told from the first-person perspective from the point of view of Elvis Cole. The story of the novel centers around Ellen Lang and her missing husband Mort, who is suspected of stealing two kilos of cocaine. Elvis is an outsider and a professional detective. He narrates the story from the outside. Because Elvis begins the novel not knowing any of the characters or situations, the reader learns about the unfolding events and the characters involved through Elvis's eyes, as he is introduced to them. As the mystery unravels, the reader learns along with Elvis why Mort has gone missing, who has Perry, and who has the stolen cocaine. In the end, the reader is right with Elvis as he makes his way into Duran's office to recover Perry and revenge Mort.

Since the perspective of the story is limited, the reader does...

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