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kindle ✓ The Alienist Ô Paperback read ↠ When The Alienist was first published in 1994 it was a major phenomenon spending six months on the New York Times bestseller list receiving critical acclaim and selling millions of copies This modern classic continues to be a touchstone of historical suspense fiction for readers everywDr Laszlo Kreizler a psychologist or “alienist” to view the horribly mutilated body of an adolescent boy abandoned on the unfinished Williamsburg Bridge From there the two embark on a revolutionary effort in criminology creating a psychological profile of the perpetrator based on the details of his crimes Their dangerous uest takes them into the tortured past and twisted mind of a mur In this battle there are many enemiesAnd that's an understatementThe darkly moving shadows seeking oblivion nameless figures shapeshifting in back alleys and roof tops The click of heels down rain soaked streets leading to nowhere and to everywhere Secrets until they are no longerNew York City in 1896 is a mecca for the meaningful and the meaningless Police Commissioner Theodore Roosevelt has been faced with the dregs of society thieves murderers brutalizers and sexual deviants They swim like river rats through the streets knowing just what hole to crawl intoBut this time there's a killer on the loose whose target is young male prostitutes His calling card is a savagely violent one Roosevelt calls in Dr Laszlo Kreizler whose command lies in the area of psychology and human criminal behavior Psychological profiling is in its earliest stages along with the newly adopted science of fingerprinting Kreizler creates a group of individuals including John Moore and Sara Howard You'll meet a cast of goodies and severe baddies who will either honestly assist or dastardly sabotage the hunt for the killer on all sides of the lawBe forewarned This is a very graphic interlude into unspeakable crimes on the streets of New York It certainly is not for everyone But the writing and storyline are stellar and will play into the upcoming series on TLC beginning soon I was nearly cross eyed from reading into the wee hours in order to be ready for the seriesAnd on the flip sideHere's hoping that these remarkable characters especially my beloved Teddy Roosevelt are handed off to worthy actors who will transform this book into a top drawer experience for those who wait anxiously Just stick to the book people and we'll all be tap dancing like the Rockettes

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When The Alienist was first published in 1994 it was a major phenomenon spending six months on the New York Times bestseller list receiving critical acclaim and selling millions of copies This modern classic continues to be a touchstone of historical suspense fiction for readers everywhereThe year is 1896 The city is New York Newspaper reporter John Schuyler Moore is summoned by his friend This book was FIZZING which according to my 19th Century Art of Manliness glossary means excellent top notch Well fizzing it was Through most of this book I had it rated at 50 stars as I was absolutely captivated by the writing the characters and the plot and loved how they were all deftly tethered to a great depiction of late 19th Century everyday life I would describe this as a psychological thriller and detective mystery set in the 1890's and blending a Sherlock Holmes type investigator ie Dr Lazlo Kreizler and a Hannibal LectorJeffrey Dahmer like serial killer straight of today For me what set it over the top good was the healthy dose of historical fiction thrown in for interesting background It just gave the book a uniue interesting feel as it had the darkness and grit of a present day hunt the serial killer story but with the customs constraints and daily rituals of 19th Century New York life In addition to the excellent job the author did in establishing a sense of place I also really liked the way Carr incorporated into the narrative several real life murderers that were contemporaries of the killer in this novel This added a sense of authenticity that upped the creepy on the rest of the plot For example the book refers to Dr HH Holmes whose murders were depicted in The Devil in the White City Murder Magic and Madness at the Fair that Changed America and Jesse Pomeroy who was depicted in Fiend The Shocking True Story Of Americas Youngest Serial Killer The main character Dr Kreizler was excellent abel focused a great vehicle to carry the plot forward The pacing was good and mytstery solving aspects of this novel ie the piecing together of clues and discussions of what they mean about as good as it gets There is real talent in this work and I was greatly impressed by the read My one gripe is that I thought the ending while in keeping with the tone of the rest of the book was a little flat I was hoping for a better payoff and ended up with a slight case of literary blue brains when I didn't get the release I was hoping for Thus I lowered my overall rating to 45 stars because nobody likes blue brains Still I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this to fans of the genre or just someone looking for a great story I will definitely be checking out the seuel Nominee Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel

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The AlienistDerer who will kill again before their hunt is overFast paced and riveting infused with historical detail The Alienist conjures up Gilded Age New York with its tenements and mansions corrupt cops and flamboyant gangsters shining opera houses and seamy gin mills It is an age in which uestioning society’s belief that all killers are born not made could have unexpected and fatal conseuences Caleb Carr's novel of a serial killer on the loose in turn of the century New York and the dangerous pursuit of him by Dr Lazlo Kreizler and his friends is a truly wonderful read This has so much period atmosphere the reader can almost hear the hoofbeats trotting over the cobblestone streets beneath gaslit street lamps It is long and exciting yet not long enough because by the time you finish you'll feel like many of these people are your friends and want to spend time with themThe riveting story is narrated by Dr Kreizler's good friend John Moore Before you are finished reading this delicious historical mystery you will meet an array of interesting and memorable characters you'll come to cherish Sara Howard is a pretty and extremely capable woman ahead of her time Sara and Kreizler's pal Moore push the investigation forward against strong opposition from conventional law enforcement Two New York cops also ahead of their time Lucius and Marcus will use footwork and cutting edge investigative techniues to catch a dangerous killer A young street urchin Stevie saved from a miserable future by the good doctor and a very loyal servant named Cyrus round out this rag tag group that confront the unthinkable They will break new ground using Lazlo's profile to catch a serial killerWhen Lazlo's old friend Theodore Roosevelt now head of the New York Police Department is confronted with several murders of boy prostitutes so gruesome in nature that even the most seasoned and hardened of professionals can barely stomach being called to the murder scenes he makes a decision that will change the face of police work forever He unofficially allows Kreizler to form a small group to pursue the killer through psychological profiling Police secretary Sara Howard and crime reporter John Moore a man who knows the underbelly of New York all to well are two of the main players in this exciting mystery As they close in on the killer through Kreizler's use of psychological profiling danger hits closer to home than any of our friends had expectedThere are moments so full of flavor in this fine historical mystery that you'll feel like you are sitting alongside the characters at Delmonico's as they enjoy a good meal and plan their next move This fine novel is truly memorable and holds a special place among books I've read If you love historical mysteries you do not want to miss this one