The Scarecrow

By Michael Connelly; Peter Giles (Read by)
(Grand Central Publishing, Mass Market Paperback, 9780446401203, 576pp.)

Publication Date: February 2010

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover

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The instant #1 bestseller from author Michael Connelly--"the best mystery writer in the world" (GQ)--brings back the hero of The Poet in a terrifying new thriller.

Forced out of the Los Angeles Times amid the latest budget cuts, newspaperman Jack McEvoy decides to go out with a bang, using his final days at the paper to write the definitive murder story of his career.

He focuses on Alonzo Winslow, a 16-year-old drug dealer in jail after confessing to a brutal murder. But as he delves into the story, Jack realizes that Winslow's so-called confession is bogus. The kid might actually be innocent.

Jack is soon running with his biggest story since The Poet made his career years ago. He is tracking a killer who operates completely below police radar--and with perfect knowledge of any move against him. Including Jack's.




About the Author

Michael Connelly is the bestselling author of the Harry Bosch series of novels as well as The Poet, Blood Work, Void Moon, Chasing the Dime, and the #1 New York Times bestseller The Lincoln Lawyer. He is a former newspaper reporter who has won numerous awards for his journalism and his novels. He spends his time in California and Florida.




Praise For The Scarecrow

Connelly has the nerve and timing of a whole SWAT team.—New York Times Book Review

Ingenious...twisted brilliance.—Washington Post

Crime fiction at its best.—Miami Herald

High-grade entertainment.—Boston Globe

Magnificent...a nail-biting thriller...Connelly ratchets up the tension...a reminder of why [he] is one of today's top crime authors.—Publishers Weekly

Infernally ingenious...an irresistibly readable thriller.—New York Times on The Poet

Pulse-pounding...Connelly is one of those masters of structure who can keep driving the story forward, paragraph by paragraph, in runaway-locomotive style.—USA Today on The Poet

Showcases Connelly's powerful storytelling...one terrific novel.—Houston Chronicle on The Poet

This guy writes commercial fiction so well, he's going to end up on the "literature" shelves along with Poe if he plays his cards right, and here's one reader who hopes he does.—Los Angeles Times on The Poet

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