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The alienist

by Carr, Caleb, 1955-

Format: Print Book 1994
Availability: Available at 15 Libraries 15 of 19 copies
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Summary
In 1896 New York, psychologist--or in period terminology, an alienist--Laszlo Kreizler joins forces with journalist John Schuyler Moore to track a vicious serial killer.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Transvestite boy prostitutes lie in the cross~hairs of this mystery's homicidal maniac, and bringing to brook the killer's depredations is the job of Theodore Roosevelt, New York's police chief in 1896. TR doesn't trust his corrupt department with the case and so enlists an informal task force consisting of psychologist Kreizler (in the day's jargon, the alienist of the title), crime beat reporter Moore (the tale's narrator), and assorted gumshoes and gophers. Appearing at cameo intervals, TR once makes the profile-clinching suggestion that the sicko is acquainted with the Sioux style of mutilation. With that idea, Moore and Kreizler unlock the case, eventually cornering their prey atop a water reservoir. Despite its unwieldy elements, flat characters, and excess palaver among them, this story boasts a veracious historical feel and a tight plot that keeps open the murderer's identity to the end. An original that fits no established mystery niche, Carr's fictional debut could be the start of something big. ~--Gilbert Taylor"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Set in 1896, Carr's novel about a serial killer lose in New York City was a 25-week PW bestseller. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Dr. Laszlo Kreizler thriller
#1 - The Alienist
#2 - The Angel of darkness
Publisher New York :Random House,1994
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 496 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN 0679417796 :
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