The angel of darkness /
by Carr, Caleb.Material type: BookPublisher: 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
$7.99 5-2012 (db)
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.