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By Caleb Carr
Published by Random House Trade Paperbacks on 2018-04-10
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Dr. Laszlo Kreizler—the brilliant hero of The Alienist, now a TNT original series—returns in a “whopping thriller” (The Washington Post) that showcases Caleb Carr “at his strongest” (USA Today).
June 1897. A year has passed since Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a pioneer in forensic psychiatry, tracked down the brutal serial killer John Beecham with the help of a team of trusted companions and a revolutionary application of the principles of his discipline. Kreizler and his friends—high-living crime reporter John Schuyler Moore; indomitable, derringer-toting Sara Howard; the brilliant (and bickering) detective brothers Marcus and Lucius Isaacson; powerful and compassionate Cyrus Montrose; and Stevie Taggert, the boy Kreizler saved from a life of street crime—have returned to their former pursuits and tried to forget the horror of the Beecham case.
But when the distraught wife of a Spanish diplomat begs Sara’s aid, the team reunites to help find her kidnapped infant daughter. It is a case fraught with danger, since Spain and the United States are on the verge of war. Their investigation leads the team to a shocking suspect: a woman who appears to the world to be a heroic nurse and a loving mother, but who may in reality be a ruthless murderer of children.
Once again, Caleb Carr proves his brilliant ability to re-create the past, both high life and low. Fast-paced and chilling, The Angel of Darkness is a tour de force, a novel of modern evil in old New York.
Praise for The Angel of Darkness
“A ripping yarn told with verve, intensity, and a feel for historical detail . . . Once again we are careening around the gaslighted New York that Carr knows, and depicts, so well.”—The New York Times Book Review
“Gripping . . . Carr is at his strongest, exploring the dark underside of the human psyche and ferreting out the terrors and tragedies that drive men—and women—to kill. . . . In Libby Hatch, Carr has created a villain whose cunning is nearly equal to his detectives’ crime-solving prowess. . . . The mystery is plotted with military precision.”—USA Today
“[A] whopping thriller . . . Carr keeps us racing along with him to the very end.”—The Washington Post Book World
“Fascinating . . . In a brilliant bit of historical casting, Clarence Darrow, a rising courtroom wizard from Chicago, turns up to defend the villain at a tense upstate New York murder trial.”—Time
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? [An] adept mixture of period detail and psychological sleuthing . . . Filled with enough outsized personalities and sensational events to keep the most jaded tabloid reader eagerly turning its pages.' ? The Wall Street Journal ? Gripping . . . Carr is at his strongest, exploring the dark underside of the human psyche and ferreting out the terrors and tragedies that drive men? and women? to kill. . . . In Libby Hatch, Carr has created a villain whose cunning is nearly equal to his detectives? crimesolving prowess. . . . The mystery is plotted with military precision.' ? USA Today ? As winning a historical thriller as The Alienist . . . The reader keeps right on turning the pages.' ? The New York Times 'Penetrating . . . An entertainingly convincing read.' ? People 'Solidly scary . . . a terrific sequel . . . better and more suspenseful than its pulsepounding predecessor.' ? The Plain Dealer
? Another crowdpleaser . . . This case begins with the brazen kidnapping of an infant. Before it's over, readers will be treated to some chilling insights from one of the earliest practitioners in psychology; plunge into a courtroom battle pitted against none other than Clarence Darrow; and follow Teddy Roosevelt with a handpicked batch of sailors through the ganginfested streets of lower Manhattan.' ? Minneapolis Star Tribune ? Suspenseful . . . Through the observations, discoveries, and confusions of his idiosyncratic detective squad, Carr deftly scrutinizes 'the secret sins of American society? and the perpetual proposition that the greatest mystery is the human mind.' ? Los Angeles Times Book Review ? Here's New York circa 1897, city of unparalleled corruption and splendor, city of fine dining and seedy taverns. . . . Few writers are as adept [as Carr] at fashioning careful revelations that detonate, chapter by chapter, like carefully positioned explosions.' ? Chicago Tribune ? [A] labyrinth of crime and psychology . . . What worked so well in the first book'late-nineteenth-century New York City with all its splendor and warts? is just as engaging in the second. . . . Is The Angel of Darkness as good as its predecessor? No. It's better.' ? San Diego UnionTribune ? Fascinating . . . good courtroom drama . . . In a brilliant bit of historical casting, Clarence Darrow, a rising courtroom wizard from Chicago, turns up to . . . defend the villain at a tense upstate New York murder trial.' ? Time
? Absorbing . . . The ambiance is convincingly thick and periodflavorful, the murderous details satisfyingly gruesome. . . . An enormously entertaining and satisfying reading experience.' ? Kirkus Reviews ? A spirited yarn . . . Both a tale of serial murder and an argument for understanding the criminal mind.' ? Boston Sunday Herald ? Compelling . . . a historyrich pageturner . . . One that will keep you entranced until the final pages.' ? Memphis Commercial Appeal ? As it was for Arthur Conan Doyle in the Sherlock Holmes mysteries, the late nineteenth century is a fascinating backdrop for a detective story. . . . For the millions of readers who enjoyed The Alienist, this book is a delight.' ? The Fresno Bee ? A bewitching and richly fabricated plot, dark and dangerous and as cluttered with unexpected horrors as some of the alleys down which Kreizler and company trod in pursuit of grim justice.' ? Eastsideweek (Seattle)
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Angel O F Darkness A N O V E L C A L E B C A R R R A N D O M H O U S E N E W Y O R K
The Angel of Darkness is a work of historical fiction. Apart from the well-known actual people, events, and locales that figure in the narrative, all names, characters, places, and incidents are the products of the author's imagination or used fictitiously. Any resemblance to current events or locales, or to living persons, is entirely coincidental. 2018 Random House Trade Paperback Edition Copyright ? 1997 by Caleb Carr Map copyright ? 1997 by Anita Karl and Jim Kemp All rights reserved. Published in the United States by Random House, an imprint and division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York. Random House and the House colophon are registered trademarks of Penguin Random House LLC. Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Random House, an imprint and division of Penguin Random House LLC, in 1997. ISBN 978- 0- 345- 42531- 7 Ebook ISBN 978- 0- 307- 43272- 8 Printed in the United States of America on acidfree paper randomhousebooks.com 246897531 Book design by J. K. Lambert