The Angel of Darkness

Author
Caleb Carr 
Summary
<i><b>NEW YORK TIMES</b></i><b> BESTSELLER •&#xa0;<b>Dr. Laszlo Kreizler—the brilliant hero of <i>The Alienist, </i>now a TNT original series—returns in a “whopping thriller” (<i>The Washington Post</i>) that showcases Caleb Carr “at his strongest” (<i>USA Today</i>).</b></b><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, <i>The Angel of Darkness</i> is a tour de force, a novel of modern evil in old New York.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>The Angel of Darkness</i></b><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.”<b>—<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><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.”<b>—<i>USA Today</i></b><br /><br /> “[A] whopping thriller . . . Carr keeps us racing along with him to the very end.”<b>—<i>The Washington Post Book World</i></b><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.”<b>—<i>Time</i></b>
Genre
Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price
$12.99
Average User Rating
4.5
User Rating Count
93
Release Date
1997-09-16


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