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The Alienist

The Alienist

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
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 23rd April 2018

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780751574173

Laszlo Kreizler & John Schuyler Moore