The Poet

The Poet

Book - 2009
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A psychological thriller on a serial killer who hunts homicide detectives. The hero of the tale is Denver newspaper reporter Jack McEnvoy whose brother, a detective, shoots himself. McEnvoy investigates police suicides in other cities and discovers a sinister pattern: sex killings, followed by the "suicide" of the detective on the case and a suicide note in the form of a poetic riddle. In this way McEvoy stumbles on the killer known to the FBI as The Poet, and teams up with a beautiful FBI agent to capture him. By the author of the last coyote.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., [2009]
ISBN: 9781478948308
9780446602617
0446602612
Branch Call Number: F Connelly
Characteristics: xiii, 514 pages ;,17 cm
Additional Contributors: King, Stephen 1947-

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pharra19
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!!

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brianwalsh1948
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.

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susanmusin
Nov 04, 2017

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

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msummers57
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.

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StarGladiator
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.]

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hawaitsart
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 now.........as 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.

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QED
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.

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rapre
Nov 19, 2012

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

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onarock
Dec 17, 2011

i liked this quite a bit too

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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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