51OnXa97hML._SL500_AA240_.jpgMichael Connelly‘s book The Scarecrow, will be out next week. It’s a novel about a – wait for it – serial killer. The protagonist, however, is a LA Times scribe.

From the book:

Like the paper and ink newspaper itself, my time was over. It was about the Internet now. It was about hourly uploads to online edition and blogs. It was about television tie-ins and Twitter updates. It was about filing stories on your phone instead of using it to call rewrite. The morning paper might as well be called the Daily Afterthought. Everything in it was posted on the web the night before.

And yes, it is available on Kindle.

There is a whole interview with the author at The Nieman Journalism Lab‘s Tim Windsor.