The Poet

The Poet

Book - 1996
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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.
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, c1996.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780316153980
0316153982
Characteristics: 434 p. ; 24 cm.

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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.

WVMLStaffPicks Dec 23, 2014

Move over, Harry Bosch, there's a new guy in town. Connelly, who happens to be Bill Clinton's favourite mystery writer, introduces a crime-beat reporter researching a series of articles about cop suicides. As he delves into the phenomenon, a disturbing pattern emerges and he soon suspects a serial killer is at work--a cop killer who leaves a trail of suicide notes drawn from the poems of Edgar Allan Poe. Destined to be the best crime novel of 1996.

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QED
Feb 27, 2014

A good book but I didn't like it as much as other works of his. The Haller/Bosch characters remain my favorites. I thought the story line wandered a bit from time to time.

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rapre
Nov 19, 2012

Terrific read. I'd even read it again in a couple of years.

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onarock
Dec 17, 2011

i liked this quite a bit too

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RichardPaul
Jul 14, 2011

The Poet ---- By Michael Connelly c - 2004 ---- I have to find my notes. ---- Enjoy! ---- RichardPaul

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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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