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She was known to turn down “curiously strong” peppermints, worried about their effects. Aug 10, Trisha rated it liked it Shelves: Kriezler has taken in, and saved from a life of crime. Each detail wonderfully adds understanding to every character and builds the plot.

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Sep 03, Rachel rated it it was ok. It is June He is a pioneering Alienist, and together with John Moore, Sara Howard, the Isaacsons and Kreizler’s servant, Cyrus, a riveting and at times edge-of-your-seat adventure springs forth.

Peppered throughout are characters taken from real life and rendered with historical vigor, including suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton; painter Albert Pinkham Ryder; and Clarence Darrow, who thunders for the defense in a tense courtroom drama during which the sanctity of American motherhood itself is put on trial.

A Spanish diplomat’s child is kidnapped in public, and the mother sees her daughter a few days later on a train. This is one the worst books that I’ve actually read all the way through Having said that, I hadn’t realized until just now that Caleb Carr has written a second book. Stevepipe’s perspective keeps the series fresh and gives us a nicely detached view of Mr.


But our narrator – a white child of the streets – is more accepting than others in the book. My favourite moment requires note: The historical element of the novel is great, too. In It took me two years after I read The Alienist to pick up its sequel. Carr has written plays and movie calb, one of which, Bad Attitudes was made into a TV movie in Told from the point of view of Stevie the Stovetop most of the gang from the Alienist is back to solve the case of a kidnapped baby girl.

Definitely want to read that one as well!

Sometimes it did feel like Carr was dwelling too long on certain past incidents or backgrounds that, at least to me, were not that interesting, though not often. Kreizler, and was also a part of solving the crimes in The Alienist, as well as Angel of Darkness.

This installment was okay, but I didn’t enjoy it near as oscurldad as The Alienist. Mar 02, Will Byrnes rated it really liked it. The plot starts darr the kidnapping of a Spanish diplomat’s baby but then the main story switched to the suspect of this crime, Libby Hatch, a nurse who is the suspect murderess of her own children.

This allowed me to leave I’ve always had a personal law that requires I finish any book I start.

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I was particularly affected by Stevie’s love for Kat, the pre-adolescent cocaine addict and whore. He and the narrator, Stevie, have similar backgrounds of poverty lx violence. There was no real desperate search to find out the identity of the killer before he strikes again.

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View all 5 comments. Overall, a great sequel to the first Laszlo Kreizler novel, The Alienist! There was no real desperate search to find o I liked this one, I just didn’t love it as much as I loved The Alienist. Jun 03, Allison rated it did not like it.

Kreizler, and in “The Angel of Darkness” Stevie will grow up and face tragedy of his own. Clarence Darrow was a master of legal argumentation, even if I’m not an expert on legal matters, on the contrary.

Almost every single time the narrator refers to him, it is as “the aborigine. Kriezler books it’s ranked near the top of the ‘best of’ fictional crime book listsI think Angel of Darkness was a far better book in both quality of writing and storytelling.

The cwleb exception, for me, was when Teddy Roosevelt showed up during the last pages or so. So despite a slow start and an ending that should have occurred pages earlier I really enjoyed this book.