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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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-- -- --1885 King Solomon's Mines   by H. Rider Haggard
-- -- --1886 She   by H. Rider Haggard
-- -- --1985 Blood Meridian   by Cormac McCarthy
-- -- --1994 The Alienist   by Caleb Carr
-- -- --1997 The Angel of Darkness   by Caleb Carr
-- -- --2009 Abandon   by Blake Crouch
-- -- --2011 Kearny's March   by Winston Groom
-- -- --2017 Dragon Teeth   by Michael Crichton