by Caleb Carr
Editor: Random House USA Inc
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NEW YORK TIMES best-seller is NOW ORIGINAL TNT FROM THE “A Crime History and Punishment SERIES that will keep readers on their toes until the last pages”Caleb Carr’s “Certainly Weekly” rich thriller period takes us back to that moment in history when the modern idea of the serial killer became available to us”The Detroit News When The Alienist was first published in 1994, it was a major phenomenon, spent six months on the New York Times bestseller list, receiving criticism, and selling them to millions of copiesThis modern classic continues to be a touchstone of historical suspense fiction for readers everywhere.The year 1896New York CityJournalist John Schuyler Moore is summoned by his friend Dr. Laszlo Kreizler–a psychologist, or “alienist”–to display the horribly mutilated body of an abandoned teenage boy on the unfinished Williamsburg BridgeFrom there, both embark on a revolutionary effort in criminology: creating a psychological profile of the perpetrator based on the details of his crimesTheir dangerous quest into the tortured past and the twisted mind of a murderer who will kill again before they are hunted is over.Fast and riveted, infused with historical details, The Alienist evokes New York’s Golden Age, with its buildings and mansions, corrupt and flamboyant cops gangsters, brilliant opera houses and sordid gin millsThere is an age when society’s questioning is of the opinion that all killers are born, not done, could have unforeseen and fatal consequencesPraise for La Alienist”[A] delicious localIts parameters and characterizations are much more sophisticated than the run-of-the-mill thrillers that line shelves in libraries”–Le Washington Post Book World “Bewitching”–Detroit Free Press, “The method of hunting and the disparity of the hunting team to raise the story beyond the level of a good thriller- beyondA remarkable combination of historical novel and psychological thriller”–L’
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