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The Poet Denver Crime Beat Reporter Jack McEvoy Specializes In Violent Death So When His Homicide Detective Brother Kills Himself, McEvoy Copes In The Only Way He Knows How He Decides To Write The Story But His Research Leads Him To Suspect A Serial Killer Is At Work A Devious Murderer Who S Killing Cops And Leaving A Trail Of Poetic Clues It S The News Story Of A Lifetime, If He Can Get The Story Without Losing His Life


About the Author: Michael Connelly

See this thread for information. Michael Connelly decided to become a writer after discovering the books of Raymond Chandler while attending the University of Florida Once he decided on this direction he chose a major in journalism and a minor in creative writing a curriculum in which one of his teachers was novelist Harry Crews.After graduating in 1980, Connelly worked at newspapers in Daytona Beach and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, primarily specializing in the crime beat In Fort Lauderdale he wrote about police and crime during the height of the murder and violence wave that rolled over South Florida during the so called cocaine wars In 1986, he and two other reporters spent several months interviewing survivors of a major airline crash They wrote a magazine story on the crash and the survivors which was later short listed for the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing The magazine story also moved Connelly into the upper levels of journalism, landing him a job as a crime reporter for the Los Angeles Times, one of the largest papers in the country, and bringing him to the city of which his literary hero, Chandler, had written.After three years on the crime beat in L.A., Connelly began writing his first novel to feature LAPD Detective Hieronymus Bosch The novel, The Black Echo, based in part on a true crime that had occurred in Los Angeles, was published in 1992 and won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel by the Mystery Writers of America Connelly has followed that up with 26 novels Fifty eight million copies of Connelly s books have sold worldwide and he has been translated into thirty nine foreign languages He has won the Edgar Award, Anthony Award, Macavity Award, Los Angeles Times Best Mystery Thriller Award, Shamus Award, Dilys Award, Nero Award, Barry Award, Audie Award, Ridley Award, Maltese Falcon Award Japan ,.38 Caliber Award France , Grand Prix Award France , Premio Bancarella Award Italy , and the Pepe Carvalho award Spain.Michael was the President of the Mystery Writers of America organization in 2003 and 2004 In addition to his literary work, Michael is one of the producers and writers of the TV show, Bosch, which is streaming on Prime Instant Video Watch in the USA



10 thoughts on “The Poet

  1. says:

    Measured against the standard set by most crime fiction writers, this is a pretty good book, but based against the standard set by Michael Connelly it s sort of average, somewhere in the middle of the pack of the large number of bo


  2. says:

    Oh, mid 90s, how quaint you seem in this book published in 96 with your dial up internet connections, faxes, pagers, landline phones, and new fangled digital cameras Perhaps the thing dating this the most is the idea that The Rocky Mountain


  3. says:

    Jack McEvoy is a newspaper reporter in Denver When his twin brother, Sean, a homicide detective, is found dead in his car by what s ruled a self inflicted gunshot, Jack decides he wants to write his story But, the he probes, his suspicions grow abo


  4. says:

    I really liked this book It has a strong beginning and a lot of credible characters What I liked most was the fact that it seemed to end on page 450 I thought Ok, not a bad solution, but a bit obvious But then I noticed there were still 100 pages to go Final


  5. says:

    Wow, from the opening line Death is my beat. to the chilling conclusion, this haunting tale grabs you by the scuff of your neck and never lets go Meet Jack McEvoy a reporter who makes his way covering murder stories Little does he know that the next story he w


  6. says:

    Some things are better left unsaid, so the saying goes.I personally disagree with that sentiment While very few topics are considered taboo any, a few cultural taboos still linger subjects upon which many writers still fear to tread due to its general unpleasantness Cancer us


  7. says:

    Loved this one and now starting on the second Hope it is as good Great story great characters.


  8. says:

    Wow, what a book Excellent story, great attention to detail and fantastic characters Connelly has confirmed himself in my mind as the best in the game Everyone else pales in comparison.


  9. says:

    This is less of a review than it is a sort of caveat to my rating the caveat being that I listened to this book I don t know if there are multiple audio versions of The Poet out there, or if they just love to re copyright things every few years, but the 1996 audible edition felt like it undermined the


  10. says:

    I received a recommendation from a Goodreads member to read The Poet by Michael Connelly I am so glad I listened to their recommendation.This was an amazing novelthe best I have ever read by this talented author.Jack McEvoy was a reporter for the Rocky newspaper, who wrote about murder stories Death was his Bea


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