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In the ninteenth century, New Yorkers flocked to collections of strange and grotesque oddities called “cabinets of curiosities.” Now, in lower Manhattan, a modern apartment tower is slated to rise on the site of one of the old cabinets. Yet when the excavators break into a basement, they uncover a charnel pit of horror: the remains of thirty-six people murdered and gruesomely dismembered over 130 years ago by an unknown serial killer.

In the aftermath, FBI Special Agent Pendergast and museum archaeologist Nora Kelly embark on an investigation that unearths the faint whisper of a mysterious doctor who once roamed the city, carrying out medical experiments on living human beings. But just as Nora and Pendergast begin to unravel the clues to the century-old killings, a fresh spree of murder and surgical mutilation erupts around them, and New York City is awash in terror.

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Quotes & Awards

  • The Cabinet of Curiosities is intelligent, witty, fast-moving, and fun.”

    San Jose Mercury News

  • “Featuring fabulous locales, colorful characters, pointed riffs on city and museum politics, cool forensic and paleontological speculation, and several gripping set pieces including an extended white-knuckle climax, this a great beach novel, at times gruesome, always fun: Preston-Child at the top of their game.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • An absolutely terrific thriller…Wonderfully spooky…This adventure has all the elements of the perfect summer read…Preston and Child here score another big winner.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “The authors again weave facts from New York City history with a thriller plot to produce an adventure filled with fast-moving events, gruesome scenes, and enough scary moments to keep the pages turning quickly.”

    School Library Journal

  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kathleen | 2/15/2014

    " a little too creepy... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jude Dettmann | 2/14/2014

    " The Pendergast series is one of my favorites and this was actually the first one I read. I liked it so much the first time that I found all the other books in the series and devoured them. Now I look forward to every new release. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Robert Zimmermann | 2/13/2014

    " I've read the first three of the Pendergast series, and this one is the best so far. Can't wait to get to the next one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Joy | 2/5/2014

    " One of my top favorite books of all time, not just one of my favorite Pendergast novels. Lots of action and an incredible plot! "

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