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In one of the most critically acclaimed novels of the year, Caleb Carr-- bestselling author of The Alienist--pits Dr. Laszlo Kreizler and his colleagues against a murderer as evil as the darkest night. . . .

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"New York, on the eve of the Spanish-American War. Our minds recall all the finery the gay nineties had to offer, but the narrator of this murder mystery tells a much more somber tale filled with crime, kidnapping and little gaiety. He is Stevie Taggert, saved from a life on the mean streets of Manhattan by the famous criminal psychologist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, whose exploits filled Carr's earlier book, The Alienist. Again we tour the more tarnished precincts of Gotham's Gilded Age; again we follow the trail of a psychopathic serial killer. The trail is, unfortunately, too long by half. After 600 plus pages even the appearance of such fascinating souls as feminist Elizabeth Cady Stanton and
attorney Clarence Darrow does not justify the reader's perseverance." Reviewed by Daniel Weiss, Virginia Quarterly Review (Copyright 2006 Virginia Quarterly Review)

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A turn-of-the-century doctor tracks a cunning killer in the New York Times bestselling sequel to the acclaimed historical thriller The Alienist.

About the Author

Caleb Carr was born in Manhattan and grew up on the Lower East Side, where he still lives. He attended Kenyon College and New York University, earning a degree in history. In addition to fiction, Mr. Carr writes frequently on military and political affairs and is a contributing editor of MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History. His previous books include The Alienist and The Devil Soldier. He has also worked in television, film, and the theater.

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Yvonne H, August 10, 2011 (view all comments by Yvonne H)
Like most second books in a series, this novel was not quite as good as the first. (Just last month I finished Jeffrey Deaver’s The Coffin Dancer, which I felt was not nearly as good as The Bone Collector.) But The Angel of Darkness came close.

I, unlike some reviewers, liked the way Mr. Carr gave this book another “voice”, namely young Stevie. I enjoyed his unsophisticated point-of-view, which I found refreshing after John Moore’s high-strung narration in The Alienist. Stevie was one of my favorite characters in the first book, so I may be biased.
If and when Mr. Carr ever writes the next story in this series, I hope he continues to let another player narrate, especially if it’s Sara Howard. I’d love to read a good thriller led by her!

I didn’t think that this plot was as strong as the first book. We found out who the suspect was very early in the story, then the rest was just building a case against her. I’m not a big fan of courtroom dramas, so this part did not really appeal to me. The Alienist was all about hunting down the killer, which I think is much more exciting.

As a stand-alone novel, The Angel of Darkness was great -- much better than others I have read. If I didn’t have The Alienist to compare it to, I would probably give this one 5 stars.
One other complaint -- when is Caleb Carr going to write number three?!
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Tessara, January 2, 2010 (view all comments by Tessara)
A wonderful historical fiction that is Sherlockian in it's brilliance. This is one mystery that will have you on the edge of your seat.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345427632
Author:
Carr, Caleb
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Psychological
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
Criminal psychology
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Serial murders
Subject:
Psychologists
Subject:
New York
Subject:
New York (N.Y.) Fiction.
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
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Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
19980531
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
768
Dimensions:
6.94x4.52x1.32 in. .76 lbs.

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