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    The Alienist by Caleb Carr

The year is 1896. The city is New York. Newspaper reporter John Schuyler Moore is summoned by his friend Dr. Laszlo Kreizler--a psychologist, or "alienist"--to view the horribly mutilated body of an adolescent boy abandoned on the unfinished Williamsburg Bridge. From there the two embark on a revolutionary effort in criminology: creating a psychological profile of the perpetrator based on the details of his crimes.

Year: 1994
Genre: Historical DetectiveSerial Killer

    The Angel of Darkness by Caleb Carr

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.

Year: 1997
Genre: Historical Detective




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1885King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard Adventure, Lost World, Allan Quartermain
1886She by H. Rider Haggard Adventure, Lost World
1985Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy Westerns, Texas
1994The Alienist by Caleb Carr Historical Detective, Serial Killer, Laszlo Kreizle
1997The Angel of Darkness by Caleb Carr Historical Detective, Laszlo Kreizle
2003O'Hara's Choice by Leon Uris Historical, Military
2009Abandon by Blake Crouch Supernatural
2011Kearny's March by Winston Groom Westerns, Non-Fiction
2017Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton Paleontology, Westerns





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