The Poet (Jack McEvoy #1) (Mass Market)

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This is book number 1 in the Jack McEvoy series.

Staff Reviews

Engrossing suspenseful search for a serial killer. The fast-moving plot keeps you turning the pages, even though some of the twists are hard to believe, in retrospect. — Louise Jones

Arguably Connelly's best thriller. Every time you think you have it figured out, the story takes a left turn! — Erik Barnum



An electrifying standalone thriller that breaks all the rules! With an introduction by Stephen King.

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 Allan Poe. His latest victim is McEvoy's own brother. And his last...may be McEvoy himself.

About the Author

Michael Connelly is the author of thirty-six previous novels, including the New York Times bestsellers The Dark HoursThe Law of Innocence,Fair Warning, and The Night Fire. His books, which include the Harry Bosch series, the Lincoln Lawyer series, and the Renée Ballard series, have sold more than eighty million copies worldwide. Connelly is a former newspaper reporter who has won numerous awards for his journalism and his novels. He is the executive producer of Bosch, starring Titus Welliver, and the creator and host of the podcasts Murder Book and The Wonderland Murders. He spends his time in California and Florida.

Praise For…

"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
ISBN: 9780446602617
ISBN-10: 0446602612
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication Date: January 1st, 1997
Pages: 528
Language: English
Series: Jack McEvoy