The Scarecrow (Paperback)
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The Scarecrow (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 13/05/2010
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Jack McEvoy is at the end of the line as a crime reporter. Forced to take a buy-out from the LA Times, he's got 30 days left on the job. His last assignment? Training his replacement, a low-cost reporter just out of J-school. But Jack has other plans for his exit. He is going to go out with a bang - a final story that will win the newspaper journalism's highest honour - a Pulitzer prize. Jack focuses on Alonzo Winslow, a 16-year-old drug dealer from the projects who has confessed to police that he brutally raped and strangled one of his crack clients. But as Jack delves into the story he soon realises that Alonzo's so-called confession is bogus. The investigation leads him to a killer known as The Scarecrow who has worked completely below the police and FBI radar. Jack is soon off and running on the biggest story he's had since The Poet crossed his path twelve years before - but The Scarecrow knows he's coming...

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781409103400

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A good crime thriller with a few surprises and an exciting climax. Michael Connelly's books never disappoint.

Paperback edition
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11th April 2015
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“Scarily good!”

This is as good as Jeffery Deaver's 'The Broken Window' both deal with the same theme: identity theft. Connelly, however, delivers a much more plausible scenario.

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Paperback edition
6th April 2011
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“The Scarecrow”

Michael Connelly may just about be the most consistently brilliant crime novelist in the world, and, with his latest novel `The Scarecrow' he once again gives fans their money's worth.Newspaper reporter with... More

Hardback edition
21st May 2009
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