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    • ISBN:9780751547221
    • Publication date:01 Sep 2011
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The Alienist

Number 1 in series

By Caleb Carr

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Reissue of this ground-breaking historical whodunnit, in which 1890s New York is as much a character as the investigators

The internationally bestselling historical thriller, now a major Netflix series starring Luke Evans, Dakota Fanning and Daniel Brühl.

Some things never change.

New York City, 1896. Hypocrisy in high places is rife, police corruption commonplace, and a brutal killer is terrorising young male prostitutes.

Unfortunately for Police Commissioner Theodore Roosevelt, the psychological profiling of murderers is a practice still in its infancy, struggling to make headway against the prejudices of those who prefer the mentally ill - and the 'alienists' who treat them - to be out of sight as well as out of mind.

But as the body count rises, Roosevelt swallows his doubts and turns to the eminent alienist Dr Laszlo Kreizler to put a stop to the bloody murders - giving Kreizler a chance to take him further into the dark heart of criminality, and one step closer to death.

'An ingenious thriller'
Independent

'Gripping, atmospheric, intelligent, and entertaining'
USA Today

'Richly atmospheric . . . You can smell the fear'
New York Times

Biographical Notes

Caleb Carr was born in New England in 1951 and now lives in New York. He was a military historian, teaching at Columbia, before the success of his first novel enabled him to become a full-time writer.

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  • ISBN: 9780751574173
  • Publication date: 24 Apr 2018
  • Page count: 544
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