Buying Options

Kindle Price: $9.99

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

You've subscribed to ! We will preorder your items within 24 hours of when they become available. When new books are released, we'll charge your default payment method for the lowest price available during the pre-order period.
Update your device or payment method, cancel individual pre-orders or your subscription at
Your Memberships & Subscriptions

Buy for others

Give as a gift or purchase for a team or group.
Learn more

Buying and sending eBooks to others

Select quantity
Buy and send eBooks
Recipients can read on any device

Additional gift options are available when buying one eBook at a time.  Learn more

These ebooks can only be redeemed by recipients in the US. Redemption links and eBooks cannot be resold.

Quantity: 
This item has a maximum order quantity limit.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Share <Embed>

Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Learn more

Read instantly on your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.

Using your mobile phone camera - scan the code below and download the Kindle app.

QR code to download the Kindle App

Enter your mobile phone or email address

Processing your request...

By pressing "Send link," you agree to Amazon's Conditions of Use.

You consent to receive an automated text message from or on behalf of Amazon about the Kindle App at your mobile number above. Consent is not a condition of any purchase. Message & data rates may apply.

Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
The Poet: A Novel (Jack McEvoy Book 1) by [Michael Connelly]
Audible Sample
Playing...
Loading...
Paused

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


The Poet: A Novel (Jack McEvoy Book 1) Kindle Edition

4.5 out of 5 stars 8,586 ratings

Price
New from Used from
Kindle
$9.99
Next 3 for you in this series See full series
Total Price: $29.97
By clicking on the above button, you agree to Amazon's Kindle Store Terms of Use

Create your FREE Amazon Business account to save up to 10% with Business-only prices and free shipping. Register today
Popular Highlights in this book

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

Jack McEvoy is a Denver crime reporter with the stickiest assignment of his career. His twin brother, homicide detective Sean McEvoy, was found dead in his car from a self-inflicted bullet wound to the head--an Edgar Allen Poe quote smeared on the windshield. Jack is going to write the story. The problem is that Jack doesn't believe that his brother killed himself, and the more information he uncovers, the more it looks like Sean's death was the work of a serial killer. Jack's research turns up similar cases in cities across the country, and within days, he's sucked into an intense FBI investigation of an Internet pedophile who may also be a cop killer nicknamed the Poet. It's only a matter of time before the Poet kills again, and as Jack and the FBI team struggle to stay ahead of him, the killer moves in, dangerously close.

In a break from his Harry Bosch novels--including The Concrete Blonde and The Last Coyote--Edgar-winning novelist Michael Connelly creates a new hero who is a lot greener but no less believable. The Poet will keep readers holding their breath until the very end: the characters are multilayered, the plot compelling, and the denouement a true surprise. Connelly fans will not be disappointed. --Mara Friedman --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

From Booklist

Crime reporter Jack McEvoy knows cops commit suicide, but he can't accept that his twin brother, Sean, the Denver police department's top homicide cop, would eat his gun--even if he was depressed and obsessed by a grisly unsolved murder. To understand what happened to his brother, Jack begins to investigate police suicides and discovers what appears to be the work of a peripatetic serial cop killer who somehow gets his tough victims to leave suicide notes drawn from the poems of Edgar Allan Poe. It's a great news story for Jack and offers a kind of vindication for Sean. It also gives Jack entree to a high-powered FBI manhunt for the killer dubbed "the Poet." Connelly, whose Harry Bosch novels have already won him a devoted audience of mystery and cop-novel fans, should hit it big this time and reach the large audience who gleefully subjected themselves to the horrors of Thomas Harris' Red Dragon and Silence of the Lambs. Although not quite as gut-wrenchingly harrowing as those books, The Poet is a skillfully told and riveting tale. Clearly a must for all public libraries. Thomas Gaughan --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B000FC1MMI
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Little, Brown and Company; 1st edition (April 29, 2003)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ April 29, 2003
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2256 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 528 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 1538718669
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,586 ratings

About the author

Follow authors to get new release updates, plus improved recommendations.
Brief content visible, double tap to read full content.
Full content visible, double tap to read brief content.

Michael Connelly is the bestselling author of over thirty novels and one work of nonfiction. With over eighty million copies of his books sold worldwide and translated into forty-five foreign languages, he is one of the most successful writers working today. A former newspaper reporter who worked the crime beat at the Los Angeles Times and the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, Connelly has won numerous awards for his journalism and his fiction. His very first novel, The Black Echo, won the prestigious Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for Best First Novel in 1992. In 2002, Clint Eastwood directed and starred in the movie adaptation of Connelly's 1998 novel, Blood Work. In March 2011, the movie adaptation of his #1 bestselling novel, The Lincoln Lawyer, hit theaters worldwide starring Matthew McConaughey as Mickey Haller. His most recent New York Times bestsellers include The Law Of Innocence, Fair Warning, The Night Fire, Dark Sacred Night, Two Kinds Of Truth, and The Late Show. Michael is the executive producer of Bosch, an Amazon Studios original drama series based on his bestselling character Harry Bosch, starring Titus Welliver and streaming on Amazon Prime. He is also the executive producer of the documentary films, "Sound Of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story' and 'Tales Of the American.' He spends his time in California and Florida.

Customer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5
8,586 global ratings

Top reviews from the United States

Reviewed in the United States on July 19, 2019
Verified Purchase
78 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on January 21, 2017
Verified Purchase
83 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on September 17, 2017
Verified Purchase
45 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on December 29, 2018
Verified Purchase
21 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on February 11, 2020
Verified Purchase
14 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on July 28, 2016
Verified Purchase
41 people found this helpful
Report abuse

Top reviews from other countries

E. Nicol
1.0 out of 5 stars Very nasty
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 14, 2020
Verified Purchase
29 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Fair Play
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 30, 2020
Verified Purchase
7 people found this helpful
Report abuse
KDS
3.0 out of 5 stars Print is small and slightly blurred
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 27, 2020
Verified Purchase
8 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Crime Fiction Fan
5.0 out of 5 stars Jack McEvoy is another great Michael Connelly character
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 25, 2017
Verified Purchase
16 people found this helpful
Report abuse
L J S
5.0 out of 5 stars The Poet by Michael Connelly
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 13, 2018
Verified Purchase
8 people found this helpful
Report abuse