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The Alienist

2 Ratings: 3.5
A book by Caleb Carr

Set in 1896, Carr's novel about a serial killer lose in New York City was a 25-week PW bestseller.  Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Author: Caleb Carr
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher: Bantam
2 reviews about The Alienist
review by . March 19, 2011
In 1896, Theordore Roosevelt hadn't yet made it to the White House. As Commissioner of the New York City Police, Roosevelt was sadly aware that the gruesome serial mutilation and killing of young boy prostitutes would not be a pressing concern for the New York community psyche and the dedication of meaningful resources to finding the killer simply wouldn't be accepted.      Laszlo Kreizler, a controlling, abrupt German gentleman, is a staunch proponent of avant garde …
Quick Tip by . March 19, 2011
An imaginative plot is unfolded to present an exciting, fictionalized re-creation of the early history of changes in city policing as New York evolves from the 19th to the 20th century.
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