The Poet

The Poet

A Novel

Book - 1996
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When his homicide-detective brother suddenly kills himself, Jack McEvoy, crime reporter for the Denver Post, undertakes an investigative report into police suicides, only to uncover a sinister pattern that leads to a devious serial cop killer called the Poet. 100,000 first printing. $150,000 ad/pr
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, 1996.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780316153980
Characteristics: 434 p. ;,24 cm.


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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.

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.]

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 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.

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.

Nov 19, 2012

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

Dec 17, 2011

i liked this quite a bit too


Jul 14, 2011

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

May 30, 2011

This is a very good one. No at grafic as some by connelly. I recommend it.

Nov 15, 2010

Michael Connelly is my favorite mystery writer. I was introduced to his writing in The Poet and was totally engrossed in the story.

I have read all of his mysteries since that time and always find his stories to warrant a 4 star or 5 star rating. I have not found this to be true with other authors.

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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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