The Alienist (TNT Tie-In Edition)
by Caleb Carr
Editor: Random House Trade
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER – now A TNT ORIGINAL SERIES “A first order tale of crime and punishment that will keep readers guessing until the last pages”–Entertainment Weekly” thriller rich period of Caleb Carr brings us back to this moment in history when the modern idea of the serial killer became available to us.”–The Detroit News when the alienist was published in 1994, it was a major phenomenon, spent six months on the New York Times bestseller list, receiving praise from critics and the sale of millions of copies.This modern classic continues to be a touchstone of historical fiction waiting for readers around the world.The year is 1896The city is New York CityJohn Schuyler Moore Moore the journalist is summoned by his friend Dr. Laszlo Kreizler–a psychologist, or “alenist” –to see the horribly mutilated body of a teenager, abandoned on the unfinished Williamsburg Bridge.From there, the two embark on a revolutionary effort in criminology: creation of a psychological profile of the author based on the details of his crimes.Their dangerous quest takes them into the tortured past and twisted mind of a murderer who will kill again before their hunt is over.Quick and captivating, infused with historical details, the alienist evokes to Gilded Age New York, with its buildings and mansions, corrupt cops and flamboyant gangsters, waxing opera houses and sordid gin mills.This is an age when society’s belief that all killers were born, not created, could have unexpected and fatal consequences.Praise the alienist ”  delicious local delicaciesIts parameters and characterizations are much more sophisticated than the trivial thrillers that line the shelves of bookstores.”The Washington Post “Hypnotics” book world.Detroit Free Press ” the method of hunting and the disparate team of hunters to raise the story beyond the level of a good thriller — far awayA remarkable combination of historical novel and psychological thriller.”–The
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