The Watchman (Crais novel)

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The Watchman
Robert Crais - The Watchman.png
First edition
Author Robert Crais
Country United States
Language English
Series Elvis Cole series
Genre Detective fiction
Publisher Bantam
Publication date
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 304 pp (1st edition)
ISBN 0-7432-8163-2
OCLC 76481559
813/.54 22
LC Class PS3553.R264 W38 2007
Preceded by The Forgotten Man
Followed by Chasing Darkness

The Watchman is a 2007 detective novel by Robert Crais. It is the eleventh in a series of linked novels centering on private investigator Elvis Cole and his partner Joe Pike.


The novel won the Barry Award for the Best Thriller of 2007 and the Mystery Ink Gumshoe Award for the Best Thriller of 2007;[1][2] and was nominated for both the 2007 Anthony Award for "Best Novel" and the International Thriller Writers Thriller Award.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine- Barry Awards". October 9, 2008. Retrieved March 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ Montgomery, David J. (April 21, 2008). "Mystery Ink: Gumshoe Awards 2008". Retrieved March 14, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Bouchercon World Mystery Convention : Anthony Awards Nominees". October 2, 2003. Retrieved March 14, 2012. 
  4. ^ Thriller Awards. "Thriller Awards - ThrillerFest". Archived from the original on February 21, 2012. Retrieved March 14, 2012.