Synopses & Reviews
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. . . .
"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)
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.