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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (10,317 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Caleb Carr Narrator: Boyd Gaines Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Laszlo Kreizler and John Schuyler Moore Series Release Date:
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In The Angel of Darkness, Caleb Carr brings back the vivid world of his bestselling The Alienist but with a twist: this story is told by the former street urchin Stevie Taggert, whose rough life has given him wisdom beyond his years. Thus New York City, and the groundbreaking alienist Dr. Kreizler himself, are seen anew.

It is 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 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 her 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.

Fast-paced and chilling, The Angel of Darkness is another tour de force from Caleb Carr, a novel of modern evil in old New York.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[An] adept mixture of period detail and psychological sleuthing…Filled with enough outsized personalities and sensational events to keep the most jaded tabloid reader eagerly turning its pages.” 

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Darkly compelling…vivid and enthralling.” 

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “Suspenseful…Through the observations, discoveries, and confusions of his idiosyncratic detective squad, Carr deftly scrutinizes ‘the secret sins of American society’ and the perpetual proposition that the greatest mystery is the human mind.” 

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Here’s New York circa 1897, city of unparalleled corruption and splendor, city of fine dining and seedy taverns…Few writers are as adept [as Carr] at fashioning revelations that detonate, chapter by chapter, like carefully positioned explosions.” 

    Chicago Tribune

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Adam | 2/17/2014

    " I don't read much ficition, and it has been several years, but I seem to recall enjoying how well this story conveyed the period. Read the follow ups and don't think they were as good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Roni | 2/16/2014

    " This is the follow up to the Alienist, one of my favorites. I love historical fiction, especially when there's a mystery. These two by Carr are historical CSI, fun to read, great characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Bryn | 2/12/2014

    " I think it's safe to say that Caleb Carr has some issues with women. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Blaine Morrow | 2/7/2014

    " Terrific tale, with historical figures (Clarence Darrow, Teddy Roosevelt, Cady Stanton, etc.) and great intrigue. The narrator is a sort of urban Huckleberry Finn mixed with Artful Dodger: entertaining and likable, as are all of the characters. "

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