The Poet

by Michael Connelly | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0446602612 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingAceofHeartswing of Mississauga, Ontario Canada on 8/17/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Thursday, August 17, 2006
From Our Editors
Edgar Allen Poe couldn’t have anticipated how frightening his “midnight dreary” would become. In a departure from his LAPD Harry Bosch series, Michael Connelly brings us one of the scariest murderers, a savage cop-killer dubbed “The Poet,” whose trademark is leaving behind corpses and quotations of Poe’s verses on windshields. If that doesn’t keep you awake, maybe psychopathic pedophiles lurking on the internet will do the trick, as Connelly injects even deeper fear and darkness into this already heart-thumping read.

Journal Entry 2 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Saturday, November 06, 2010
Jack McEvoy is a journalist based in Denver. He is able to pick the stories he works on, which are usually murder stories in more depth. His next story is the story of his brother's suicide. Sean McEvoy was a cop and his suicide is thought to be because of a particularly troubling murder case Sean couldn't solve.

Jack starts to research policemen's suicides and comes up with the troubling coincidence of deaths very similar to his brother's right down to the detail of a Edgar Allan Poe quotation as a suicide note.

Jack is able to 'blackmail' the FBI to be included in the investigation all over the country.

I thoroughly enjoyed this mystery although I knew what was coming in part because I had read The Narrows previously. Jack McEvoy is not quite as 'great' as Harry Bosch but still a credible character. I think I didn't enjoy Jack as much as Jack doesn't seem to have the integrity and morals of Bosch. This is still a great mystery. I just recommend reading this before The Narrows

Journal Entry 3 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Monday, May 16, 2011
mailed to Elsi today

Journal Entry 4 by elsi at Sanger, Texas USA on Monday, May 30, 2011
Arrived a week ago in my birthday package. Thanks for sending it so quickly.

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