The Angel of Darkness: Book 2 of the Alienist: A Novel

SKU EBZ_V6245041 Categories , , , , Tag


******* NEW YORK TIMES ** ** *BESTSELLER • **THE BOOK BEHIND SEASON TWO OF TNT’S *THE ALIENIST* • Dr. Laszlo Kreizler 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***

Book Author:

Caleb Carr

Book Series:

Dr. Laszlo Kreizler


Random House Publishing Group

Publication Date:





Nook, iPhone/iPad, Mac, Windows





Customer reviews


There are no reviews yet.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may write a review.

Shopping Cart
Scroll to Top