The Poet

The Poet

Book - 2004
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FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE HARRY BOSCH AND LINCOLN LAWYER SERIES

An electrifying standalone thriller that breaks all the rules! With an introduction by Stephen King.

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 Allan Poe. His latest victim is McEvoy's own brother. And his last...may be McEvoy himself.



Publisher: New York : Grand Central, 2004.
ISBN: 9780446602617
9781478948315
Branch Call Number: CON
Characteristics: xi, 608 p.

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chascalz
May 01, 2019

Just a great mystery novel . 5 stars.
Someone commented they knew where the plot was going 3/4 of the way through.
I sure as heck didn't .
It was suspenseful for me to the last page .
Has this been made into movie ?
Also interesting romantic sub-plot.

IndyPL_CindyB Apr 30, 2019

One of the first Michael Connelly novels I read, and still one of my favorites. I tend to read the same books again and again, and this always hold my interest. From the locations in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, to the suspense it is well worth the read. A great way to discover an excellent mystery writer.

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Martun
Nov 17, 2018

Excellent.

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patrick2murphy
Oct 10, 2018

Read this a while ago & remembered I liked it but couldn't remember enough of the story-line so read it again. Was not disappointed.

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pharra19
Mar 27, 2018

An excellent read from one of today's top thriller writers!
A flawed, but likeable hero and nonstop action makes this one of Connelly's best!!

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brianwalsh1948
Jan 20, 2018

Five stars from me. I think this book is his best work so far. Lots of plot twists, misdirections, and mystery from beginning to end. Even though I love the Bosch series, and have read every book about Harry, the new character (Jack), is very well developed, likeable and believable. I wouldn't be surprised if this book was made into a movie.

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susanmusin
Nov 04, 2017

Must-read Connelly!! Irresistible--can't put down--plot! LOVE!

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msummers57
Jan 29, 2017

The Poet is good until about 3/4 the way through and then it's apparent how the plot will play out.

Not as good as a Bosch novel, but I'll probably try the next one in the series.

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StarGladiator
Oct 20, 2016

Although not a fan of this particular genre [can't explain that without giving it away], only Connelly could handle it sooo well - - another blockbuster from the master! [Starts relatively slowly, but worth the build-up.]

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hawaitsart
Mar 03, 2015

How long must I wait until KCLS puts The POET back in rotation.......the TWO copies available have been on a holds shelf for quite some time now.........as I have been waiting almost a month myself. It sure would be nice to get that book. As the persons who held them are NOT as interested in it as I am............please rectify this.

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Description: When writing an article about his police officer brother's suicide, crime reporter Jack McEvoy discovers a murderer. Soon he has become the target of a shockingly brilliant killer who has eluded the greatest investigators alive.v

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