The Poet

The Poet Cover

The Poet

By Michael Connelly

Warner Books (NY), Mass Market Paperbound, 9780446602617, 528pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 1997

Description
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.


Praise For The Poet

"Chilling . . . The Poet Rings True."
-San Francisco Examiner

"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

"Connelly keeps a surprise up his sleeve until the very end of this authoritatively orchestrated thriller."
-Publishers Weekly

"Prepare to be played like a violin. Connelly writes suspense out of every possible aspect of Jack's obsessive hunt for his brother's killer."
-Kirkus Reviews

"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