The angel of darkness /

by Carr, Caleb.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 1998Edition: 1st Ballantine Books ed.Description: 752 p. : map ; 18 cm.ISBN: 0345427637 (pbk.) :; 9780345427632 (pbk.); 0345425146; 9780345425140.Title notes: $7.99 5-2012 (db)Subject(s): Private investigators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction | Serial murders -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction | Psychologists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction | Criminal psychology -- Fiction | New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction | Mystery fiction | Historical fictionSummary: Dr. Kreizler, the Alienist, investigates the kidnapping of the baby daughter of the wife of a Spanish diplomat, in the process uncovering a fiendish woman who has already murdered a number of children.
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Dr. Laszlo Kreizler--the brilliant hero of The Alienist, now a TNT original series--returns in a "whopping thriller" ( The Washington Post ) that showcases Caleb Carr "at his strongest" ( USA Today ).<br> <br> June 1897. A year has passed since Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a pioneer in forensic psychiatry, tracked down the brutal serial killer John Beecham with the help of a team of trusted companions and a revolutionary application of the principles of his discipline. Kreizler and his friends--high-living crime reporter John Schuyler Moore; indomitable, derringer-toting Sara Howard; the brilliant (and bickering) detective brothers Marcus and Lucius Isaacson; powerful and compassionate Cyrus Montrose; and Stevie Taggert, the boy Kreizler saved from a life of street crime--have returned to their former pursuits and tried to forget the horror of the Beecham case.<br> <br> But when the distraught wife of a Spanish diplomat begs Sara's aid, the team reunites to help find her kidnapped infant daughter. It is a case fraught with danger, since Spain and the United States are on the verge of war. Their investigation leads the team to a shocking suspect: a woman who appears to the world to be a heroic nurse and a loving mother, but who may in reality be a ruthless murderer of children.<br> <br> Once again, Caleb Carr proves his brilliant ability to re-create the past, both high life and low. Fast-paced and chilling, The Angel of Darkness is a tour de force, a novel of modern evil in old New York.<br> <br> Praise for The Angel of Darkness <br> <br> "A ripping yarn told with verve, intensity, and a feel for historical detail . . . Once again we are careening around the gaslighted New York that Carr knows, and depicts, so well." -- The New York Times Book Review <br> <br> "Gripping . . . Carr is at his strongest, exploring the dark underside of the human psyche and ferreting out the terrors and tragedies that drive men--and women--to kill. . . . In Libby Hatch, Carr has created a villain whose cunning is nearly equal to his detectives' crime-solving prowess. . . . The mystery is plotted with military precision." -- USA Today <br> <br> "[A] whopping thriller . . . Carr keeps us racing along with him to the very end." -- The Washington Post Book World <br> <br> "Fascinating . . . In a brilliant bit of historical casting, Clarence Darrow, a rising courtroom wizard from Chicago, turns up to defend the villain at a tense upstate New York murder trial." -- Time

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Dr. Kreizler, the Alienist, investigates the kidnapping of the baby daughter of the wife of a Spanish diplomat, in the process uncovering a fiendish woman who has already murdered a number of children.

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Dr. Lazlo Kreizler, protagonist of The Alienist (LJ 3/1/94), is back with his idiosyncratic companions in Carr's latest mystery thriller. Set in 1897 New York and told through the voice of the doctor's young ward, Stevie (a former "delinquent" nicknamed "Stevepipe," after his weapon of choice), the story centers on the kidnapping of the baby daughter of a Spanish diplomat just as tensions between Spain and the United States have reached the boiling point. Soon our investigators discover something even more sinister: Their chief suspect seems to have been involved in the murders of several other young children‘including two of her own‘and to be willing to take any measures necessary to cover her tracks. It becomes a race against time to save this latest victim. The exciting tale is full of the requisite twists and turns and involves such historical figures as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Clarence Darrow, and Teddy Roosevelt. It also makes the point that when it comes to questions of good and evil and the motivations behind seemingly horrific behavior (à la Susan Smith), there are no simple answers. Highly recommended for all public libraries and any others where good mystery writing is in demand. [Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 5/1/97.]‘David W. Henderson, Eckerd Coll. Lib., St. Petersburg, Fla. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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