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Le Poète by Michael Connelly

Le Poète (original 1996; edition 2011)

by Michael Connelly, Jean Esch (Traduction)

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Title:Le Poète
Authors:Michael Connelly
Other authors:Jean Esch (Traduction)
Info:Pointdeux Editions (2011), Poche, 981 pages
Collections:Audiolivres, Your library
Tags:Connelly, audiolivre, 2012, littérature 21e, policier

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It's hard to rate this. As a procedural it's pretty good. As a thriller it's pretty good, though not very scary. As a mystery it is pretty bad. The author cheats and the ending really suffers for it, to me at least. I probably won't bother to read Connelly again. ( )
  aurelas | Dec 23, 2016 |
@ murder freaks — still alive at end
FBI / Journalist, etc.

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.
  christinejoseph | Dec 20, 2016 |
Okay, so he fooled me on who the Poet was, but I really didn't like any of the characters. I didn't like the dialogue between Jack and Rachel. I just didn't like it at all. ( )
  mtlkch | Jun 21, 2016 |
The Poet is outstanding in many ways; I expected that freshness and quality to carry all the way through. But I was a little disappointed when it fell short in a few spots. Overall a good, solid read. ( )
  Bookish59 | Apr 11, 2016 |
AUTHOR Connelly, Michael
TITLE: The Poet
DATE READ: 02/04/2016
GENRE/PUB DATE/PUBLISHER/# OF PGS Crime Fiction/ 1996/ Little, Brown & Co. / 614 LP pgs
CHARACTERS Jack McEvoy/newspaper journalist
TIME/PLACE: 1990's / Colorado & California
FIRST LINES Death is my beat. I make a living from it.
COMMENTS: Why has it been so long since my last Michael Connelly read? He is so good! I guess I have a lot of his books to look forward to… Jack's twin brother Sean is a police detective in Denver. He has been working on a very tough case that seems to have really gotten him down so when his body his found in his car out in a park w/ what appears to be a self-inflicted gun-shot wound, his death is deemed suicide. Jack is not so accepting & keeps researching and digging . He won't let up until he sees some connection in recent police suicides and the traumatic cases these homicide detectives were working on -- all w/ the link of a brief suicide note -- the lines from Edgar Allen poems. He convinces the Denver Police Dept to re-activate Sean's death now as a homicide. The other linked deaths are in Maryland, Florida, Arizona, etc … leading to the FBI involvement. Great suspenseful read right up to the end. ( )
  pammykn | Feb 4, 2016 |
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Our hero is Jack McEvoy, a Rocky Mountain News crime-beat reporter. As the story opens, Jack's twin brother, a Denver homicide detective, has just killed himself. Or so it seems. But when Jack begins to investigate the phenomenon of police suicides, a disturbing pattern emerges, and soon suspects that a serial murderer is at work - a devious cop killer who's left a coast-to-coast trail of "suicide notes" drawn from the poems of Edgar Allan Poe. It's the story of a lifetime - except that "the Poet" already seems to know that Jack is trailing him. . .
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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

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When Jack McEvoy, a Rocky Mountain News crime-beat reporter, hears of his twin brother's suicide, he begins to investigate the phenomenon of police suicides. He soon decides the death is the work of a serial killer.

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