Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)
Published: May 26, 2009
Publisher: Little, Brown And Company
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0316073458
ISBN - 13: 9780316073455
From the Publisher
Forced out of the Los Angeles Times amid the latest budget
cuts, newspaperman Jack McEvoy decides to go out with a bang, using
his final days at the paper to write the
definitive murder story of his career.
He focuses on Alonzo Winslow, a 16-year-old drug dealer in jail
after confessing to a brutal murder. But as he delves into the
story, Jack realizes that Winslow's so-called confession is bogus.
The kid might actually be innocent.
Jack is soon running with his biggest story since The Poet
made his career years ago. He is tracking a killer who
operates completely below police radar--and with perfect knowledge
of any move against him. Including Jack's.
Bonus materials include an in-depth interview with the author
about writing "The Scarecrow" along with his exciting travel
photos-plus a link to an online promotional video and links within
the text to a fictitious website based on the novel and a teaser
chapter from his next book, "Nine Dragons."
About the Author
Michael Connelly graduated from the University of Florida in 1980 where he majored in journalism and minored in creative writing. After graduation, he worked at newspapers in Daytona Beach and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, specializing in the crime beat. He was writing about the police and crime during the wave of violence that came over South Florida during the "cocaine wars." In 1986, he interviewed survivors of a plane crash with two other reporters and the magazine story subsequently written on the crash was on the short list for the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. This story led to a job as a crime reporter for the Los Angeles Times. After three years there, Connelly began writing his first novel. His first novel featured the LAPD Detective Hieronymus Bosch and was entitled The Black Echo (1992) and was based, in part, on a true crime that occurred in Los Angeles. The Black Echo won the Edgar Award for best first novel by the Mystery Writers of America. His other works include The Black Ice; The Concrete Blonde; The Last Coyote; The Poet; Blood Work; Angels Flight; and Void Moon. He writes the Harry Bosch series and the Jack McEvoy series. He has won numerous awards including the 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