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The Poet by Michael Connelly
  

The Poet

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Like Raymond Chandler; read Michael Connelly.

Both these American master storytellers principally write about Los Angeles and its boulevards of broken dreams and toil in the so-called hardboiled streets. Their respective heroes, Philip Marlowe and Harry Bosch act as avenging knights decades apart but the sense of anger at corruption and the spread of evil is the same, alongside carefully-tuned plots and galleries of wonderful characters, full of colour and pathos.

Chandler created the model for modern crime fiction, Connelly takes over the relay and brought it into the 21st century.

Recommended:

Raymond Chandler - THE LITTLE SISTER. Not his most known, but a fascinating and tender glimpse into the intricate webs of deception that bring people together and then destroy them.

Michael Connelly - THE POET. A stand-alone novel that does not feature Harry Bosch, but follows a group of FBI agents on the trail of a terribly devious serial killer. A breathless masterpiece.

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Winner of the Best Novel at the Anthony Awards 1997.

Not part of the Harry Bosch series, this is a one of Connellys ‘stand alone’ novels, although he subsequently wrote The Narrows, which is the sequel to this.

Fast paced with great twists and turns this really is one of those books that keeps you on the edge of your seat and racing to get to the end to discover the identity of the elusive ‘Poet’.

If you like Michael Connelly you might also like to read books by John Grisham, Lisa Gardner and John Sandford.

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Synopsis

The Poet by Michael Connelly

The apparent suicide of his policeman brother sets Denver crime reporter Jack McEvoy on edge. Surprise at the circumstances of his brother's death prompts Jack to look into a whole series of police suicides and puts him on the trail of a cop-killer whose victims are selected all too carefully. Not only that, but they all leave suicide notes drawn from the poems of writer Edgar Allan Poe in their wake.

More frightening still the killer appears to know that Jack is getting nearer and nearer. An investigation that looks like being the story of a lifetime, might also be Jack's ticket to a lonely end.

Reviews

A suspense novel by a master of the genre. Once you're 50 pages in, I defy you to put it down -- STEPHEN KING THE TIMES


About the Author

Michael Connelly

Michael Connelly is a former police reporter for the LOS ANGELES TIMES and the international bestselling author of the Harry Bosch thriller series. He is the author of several standalones, including the highly acclaimed legal thriller, THE LINCOLN LAWYER, which was selected for the Richard & Judy Book Club. BOSCH, the TV series based on Michael's novels, is the most watched original series on Amazon Prime Instant Video and has just been commissioned for a second series. His novel Blood Work was adapted into a film in 2002 with a screenplay by Brian Helgeland and direction by Clint Eastwood, who also played the lead role. Connelly's novel The Lincoln Lawyer was made into a film in 2011, with Matthew McConaughey playing defense lawyer Michael "Mickey" Haller. He occasionally makes guest appearances as himself in the ABC comedy/drama TV series Castle.

His books have been translated into 31 languages and have won awards all over the world, including the EDGAR and ANTHONY AWARDS. Fifty-eight million copies of Connelly’s books have sold worldwide and he has been translated into thirty-nine foreign languages.

Author photo © Wendy Werri

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Book Info

Publication date

2nd April 2009

Author

Michael Connelly

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Publisher

Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
512 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
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Thriller / Suspense
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781409116936

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