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The Poet

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Awards

Anthony Award for Best Novel in 1997

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Jack McEvoy specializes in death. As a crime reporter for the Rocky Mountain News, he has seen every kind of murder. But his professional bravado doesn't lessen the brutal shock of learning that his only brother is dead, a suicide.

Jack's brother was a homicide detective, and he had been depressed about a recent murder case, a hideously grisly one, that he'd been unable to solve.

McEvoy decides that the best way to exorcise his grief is by writing a feature on police suicides. But when he begins his research, he quickly arrives at a stunning revelation. Following his leads, protecting his sources, muscling his way inside a federal investigation, Jack grabs hold of what is clearly the story of a lifetime. He also knows that in taking on the story, he's making himself the most visible target for a murderer who has eluded the greatest investigators alive.

Review:

"An intriguing new protagonist....Connelly doesn't just talk about poets, he writes like one, with a spare, elegiac tone that is the perfect voice for the haunting tale he has to tell." People Magazine

Review:

"Chilling...Connelly puts his foot on the gas and doesn't let up." Los Angeles Times

Review:

"On the fright level, The Poet ranks with Thomas Harris' The Silence of the Lambs." The Fort Lauderdale News and Sun Sentinel

Review:

"Infernally ingenious....An irresistibly readable thriller." New York Times

Synopsis:

New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly has written one explosive thriller after another featuring Detective Harry Bosch. Now, in an electrifying departure, he presents a novel that breaks all the rules and will keep your heart racing and your mind guessing until the very last page.

Death is reporter Jack McEvoy's beat: his calling, his obsession. But this time, death brings McEvoy the story he never wanted to write--and the mystery he desperately needs to solve. A serial killer of unprecedented savagery and cunning is at large. His targets: homicide cops, each haunted by a murder case he couldn't crack. The killer's calling card: a quotation from the works of Edgar Allen Poe. His latest victim is McEvoy's own brother. And his last...may be McEvoy himself.

About the Author

Michael Connelly is a former journalist and has won every major prize for crime fiction. He lives in Florida.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780446602617
Author:
Connelly, Michael
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Police
Subject:
Colorado
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Journalists
Subject:
Serial murders
Subject:
Homicide
Subject:
Journalists -- United States -- Fiction.
Subject:
Police murders
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Poe; Edgar Allan; Internet; Suspicious deaths; Suicide; Serial killings; Cop killers; Pedophiles
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Warner bks. ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
25
Publication Date:
19970101
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
6.76x4.20x.90 in. .53 lbs.

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Product details 528 pages Warner Books - English 9780446602617 Reviews:
"Review" by , "An intriguing new protagonist....Connelly doesn't just talk about poets, he writes like one, with a spare, elegiac tone that is the perfect voice for the haunting tale he has to tell."
"Review" by , "Chilling...Connelly puts his foot on the gas and doesn't let up."
"Review" by , "On the fright level, The Poet ranks with Thomas Harris' The Silence of the Lambs."
"Review" by , "Infernally ingenious....An irresistibly readable thriller."
"Synopsis" by , New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly has written one explosive thriller after another featuring Detective Harry Bosch. Now, in an electrifying departure, he presents a novel that breaks all the rules and will keep your heart racing and your mind guessing until the very last page.

Death is reporter Jack McEvoy's beat: his calling, his obsession. But this time, death brings McEvoy the story he never wanted to write--and the mystery he desperately needs to solve. A serial killer of unprecedented savagery and cunning is at large. His targets: homicide cops, each haunted by a murder case he couldn't crack. The killer's calling card: a quotation from the works of Edgar Allen Poe. His latest victim is McEvoy's own brother. And his last...may be McEvoy himself.

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