The Alienist, the Anatomy of Murder, White City
Yes, but also a book to savor at leisure since a book like this does not come around very often.
More Victorian Era mysteries that are not romantic fantasies and are not formula based. More like this! I get annoyed with the female hero that seems to be always ahead of her time and always outsmarts the stupid men. Too formula and predictable and too numerous. I want a plausible but exciting and intellectually stimulating book like this. Very interesting and transported the reader to my favorite time period. Great story.
I agree this narrator does not do justice to the Lee Child- Jack Reacher series. These books cry out for the talent of Scott Brick and this story would be fantastic with the right narrator - as is I enjoy the books but....
Wonderful series - start with the first book and you will want to buy the whole series. A female park ranger with hands full of murder and mayhem. Anna Piegon - loves, ages, and grows through the series.
The description of nature settings, both serene and violent, transports the reader to a new and throughly enjoyable arm chair adventure. And will make you wish you didn't live in the city and have such a boring job! Just relax and get lost in the tale!
Alienist equals Psychologist in today's language. This book begins a series (two books so far and hopefully more to come) from Caleb Carr.
The murder of boy prostitutes (who polite society pretends do not exist) begins and normal police channels seem not to care. So it is up to an unlikely group lead by a psychologist/ alienist to investigate. This book has suspense, mystery, perversion, and mental illness of the most extreme kind, all set in the Victorian era. What more could anyone want!
I absolutely love this book. The characters are eccentric and the story is electric! This book is combines mystery, suspense, and comedy. I can still visualize some of the scenes and chuckle.
An excellent unusual mystery with hints of Traditional Noir and Oriental Mysticism. Read It!!
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