The Poet

The Poet

Book - 2004
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When Jack McEvoy, a Rocky Mountain News crime-beat reporter, hears of his twin brother's suicide, he begins to investigate the phenomenon of police suicides. He soon decides the death is the work of a serial killer.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central, [2004]
ISBN: 9780446690454
Branch Call Number: FIC Conne
Characteristics: 608 pages ; 21 cm.


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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.

Nov 17, 2018


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.

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!!

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.

Nov 04, 2017

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

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.

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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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