The Poet - Michael Connelly

The Poet

By Michael Connelly

  • Release Date: 2003-04-29
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 1,857 Ratings



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.


  • True page turner!

    By kg71
    I’m already a fan of Michael C. and reading The Poet was a true delight! The story keeps you riveted until the very end. Read it and you will see what I mean!
  • Exactly What You Want

    By FlyingDevil11
    A thrilling book that is deserving of every one of the five stars I gave it. Keeps the pages turning with anxiety, excitement, and curiosity! Connelly does a good job keeping the perspectives of the character aligned and keeping your perspective aligned with where he wants it to be. Fantastic novel.
  • Keeping in Connelly style

    By Ballz.b
    Though this story starts out interesting, it lags a little in the middle of the first half. That said, the ending is so twisty and unexpected that it kept me up half the night to finish it. I have enjoyed every single one of the Bosch series, Haller series and now McEvoy is not a disappointment either. This book hit every sweet spot of serial killer vibes and truly brought the element of surprise.
  • Great

    By hhhgvfc
    Great book
  • Great read!

    By 2coo4scool
    This book definitely kept me reading even when I was supposed to be sleeping. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series. Definitely recommend Michael Connelly.
  • Follow the bouncing psycho ball

    By drburtoni
    Fast, furious with twists & turns in each chapter. The characters are well defined, physically & emotionally. Great read.
  • Connelly is a must read author!

    By Cobra Kainoa
    This book will not disappoint. I don’t find it as scary as King states but is well written and a fast mover. I just finished it and I feel physically tired what a tale!
  • The Poet

    By Artist drake
    I have to agree with Stephen King’s forward to this book; it will become a true classic. It pulls you in and twists you along with Jack seeking answers and finding reasons to suspect almost everyone. I’m fascinated by profiling and enjoys the combination of that world along with a journalists search for his story.
  • A Great Storyteller

    By Keith Sk.
    This book was written not by a great author, it was written be a great storyteller. Every scene is expertly described, every character is carefully crafted and the plot and the ending will keep you riveted throughout the book.
  • Great read.

    By MikeDAZ
    All of the cliches apply - page-turner, spell-binding, twisting-plot, and more, but the best part is - a really enjoyable read.