The Poet

By Michael Connelly (Mass Market, 1997)
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.

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.

Michael Connelly is a former journalist and has won every major prize for crime fiction. He lives in Florida.
  • "Chilling . . . The Poet Rings True." (San Francisco Examiner).

  • "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).

  • "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).

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

  • "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).

Product Details

The Poet
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $7.99 US/$8.99 CAN
  • Pages: 528
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-3/8" x 9-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780446602617
  • On Sale Date: 01/01/1997
The Poet