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ISBN: 0812976142 / ISBN-13: 9780812976144

The Alienist


Some things never change. New York City, 1896. Hypocrisy in high places is rife, police corruption commonplace, and a brutal killer is terrorising ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.572
Sarah D. M

Great book

by Sarah D. M on Dec 6, 2012

This is a great book. Very interesting and exciting as well.

Kenneth R

Historical CSI

by Kenneth R on Nov 15, 2012

Interesting mystery with early development of CSI techniques and historical fiction about NYC.


Have not finished the book

by DennisHeath on Jan 6, 2011

It takes a while to get into his books. They are very dark and cover subjects that are equally dark. You should not try to speed read his books. You will miss something.

Scott  F

Four stars

by Scott F on Sep 23, 2010

Book was in decent shape but had tear on dust jacket that as not mentioned in the offering listing


facts in fiction

by Reinhard on Aug 7, 2010

This is a fictional account of an early attempt to track a serial killer by profiling. Mr. Carr consulted with many psychiatrists and criminologists to get the facts about the character right. He grew up in the neighborhoods where he places the action. I lived 45 years in a suburb of that area and know his details are right on the money. The story moves on quite quickly and he skillfully weaves real historical personages into his stories. He has obviously studied them as well, as his evocations fit well with biographies of these people. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the sequel, Angel of Darkness. Read this one first!

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