☂ The Angel of Darkness PDF / Epub ✐ Author Caleb Carr – Pcusati.info

☂ The Angel of Darkness PDF / Epub ✐ Author Caleb Carr – Pcusati.info June 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 John 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 CaseBut When The Distraught Wife Of A Spanish Diplomat Begs Sara S Aid, The Team Reunites To Help 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 ChildrenOnce Again, Caleb Carr Proves His Brilliant Ability To Re Create The Past, Both High Life And Low Fast Paced And Chilling, The Angel Of Darkness Is A Tour De Force, A Novel Of Modern Evil In Old New York Just arrived from USA trough BM.Even if I haven t read the first book of this series, The Alienist, it didn t compromise this reading.The plot starts with 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.Dr Lazlo Kreizler, a psychologist or the alienist who tries to help the only surviving child to testimony against her own mother, leads the investigation team.It sho Just arrived from USA trough BM.Even if I haven t read the first book of this series, The Alienist, it didn t compromise this reading.The plot starts with 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.Dr Lazlo Kreizler, a psychologist or the alienist who tries to help the only surviving child to testimony against her own mother, leads the investigation team.It should be pointed out that, by the end of the 19th century, many of the actual forensic tools were not available at that time, such as recognition of fingerprints, bullet s tests and so on.During Libby s prosecution, her defendant attorney, Dr Clarence Darrow was a master of legal argumentation, even if I m not an expert on legal matters, on the contrary.Another great character is Teddy Roosevelt , the New York Police Commissioner who led the US Navy in order to settle the final persecution of the suspect What else should be said about this book In order to avoid spoilers, just READ this book, you won t regret If we succeed in bringing Libby Hatch to trial, it won t be just the outrage of the humble citizens in town like Ballston Spa that we ll have to deal with No, no all the mighty weight of this sparkling society will come crashing down on our heads, too For it s the essence of hypocrisy, isn t it, Doctor, that it requires masks to hide behind And the masks of the idyllic home and the sanctity of motherhood are the first and most untouchable of all Carr is looking at the female as serial k If we succeed in bringing Libby Hatch to trial, it won t be just the outrage of the humble citizens in town like Ballston Spa that we ll have to deal with No, no all the mighty weight of this sparkling society will come crashing down on our heads, too For it s the essence of hypocrisy, isn t it, Doctor, that it requires masks to hide behind And the masks of the idyllic home and the sanctity of motherhood are the first and most untouchable of all Carr is looking at the female as serial killer, in late 19th century New York City He says that although male serial killers reap the most publicity, women are no less likely to slaughter en masse The difference is that men tend to murder strangers, while women tend to murder children, their own, or children in their care Society has a great problem accepting this deviation from what it considers normal, maternal instinct on the part of a woman, and hushes such incidents Carr puts forth the notion that if society was not so over invested in defining the role of women as necessarily maternal and nurturing, some of the gentler sex mass killers might not have become the monsters they became It is largely because these women were unable to satisfy society s demand that they fill a particular role, that they turned to darker undertakings Caleb Carr from Lapham s QuarterlyIn this tale, the cast from his smash hit novel, The Alienist, is re united In addition, contemporary figures such as Cady Stanton, Teddy Roosevelt and Clarence Darrow are brought in to add color and periodicity Doctor Kreizler and his pals pursue the trail of Libby Hatch, identified as the kidnapper of the daughter of the Spanish ambassador They discover a trail of dead babies in her historical wake and in tracking down her past, discover how truly evil she is Kreizler, of course posits that people become that way as a result of their social context Stevepipe Taggart, Kreizler s young adolescent driver, is the narrator this time Not, to my mind, very convincingly, but the story rolls along nicely despite my inability to believe for one second that the uneducated Stevie would have been up the task of constructing the tale Carr tries to make the narrator sound like Stevie by consistently substituting what for that There is much description of the gang atmosphere of the day, the political climate, local politics, police impotence It was a fun read Really three and a half, but I rounded up to four EXTRA STUFFCheck out this fun fan site for Carr s work 17th StreetCarr, so far as I can tell, does not maintain an on line presence Here is a nice brief bio of Carr on AlchetronBTW his novel, The Alienist, is being developed by TNT as a series First episode should air some time in 21017Although I read this in the last millenium, and wrote most of the above review then, it has never been posted before All those who read and loved Caleb Carr s The Alienist were ecstatic to once again take a carriage ride over the cobblestone streets of Old New York as a mystery is solved This one involves the kidnapping of a woman s child which becomes a race against time when Dr Lazlo Kreizler uses psychiatry to paint a portrait of a very dangerous woman.Stevie tells the story this time rather than Moore, as our group of friends use Dr Kreizler s revolutionary methods to solve this mystery He is a pione All those who read and loved Caleb Carr s The Alienist were ecstatic to once again take a carriage ride over the cobblestone streets of Old New York as a mystery is solved This one involves the kidnapping of a woman s child which becomes a race against time when Dr Lazlo Kreizler uses psychiatry to paint a portrait of a very dangerous woman.Stevie tells the story this time rather than Moore, as our group of friends use Dr Kreizler s revolutionary methods to solve this mystery 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.Carr is so good that before you realize it you are in Old New York at the turn of the century, and so in love with these people that you hate to leave them for sleep or work The author does for Old New York and psychiatry what John Dunning did for old books in his Cliff Janeway series Even at a hefty 600 pages your interest never lags, as is the case with all great books When that last page is turned you will do so reluctantly, sad that such a great book has ended.The characters Carr creates are all too human and real, as is the time period There are moments of action and suspense that keep you turning pages as quickly as you can read The historical figures are not just thrown in to evoke the time period as some writers of historical fiction do Carr makes them come alive, just as he did with Dr Kreizler s friend Theodore Roosevelt in The Alienist The solving of the prior Beechum case came at a great personal price to Dr Kreizler, and in The Angel of Darkness Stevie will grow up and face tragedy of his own.Perhaps this isn t quite as riveting or as freely flowing as the The Alienist, as noted by others, but since we only have the two, it seems hardly fair to knock off a star for what the book isn t, rather than celebrating how good it is I truly believe, if The Alienist did not exist, and expectations based on that so high, this one would be viewed in an entirelyfavorable light by readers.Return to Delmonico s where great food is still served and your old friends John, Sara, Stevie and Cyrus are planning their next move against a kidnapper and a murderer of children in Old New York It is one trip where the journey itself is time well spent Nowhere near as good as Carr s first effort The Alienist This just seemed like a bad clone of that book where Carr was trying to incorporate the same elements Unfortunately the story wasn t as good and it felt forced It has all the same characters that you loved in The Alienist but for some reason it just didn t make me swoon the way its predecessor did Do yourself a favor and stop with The Alienist This one was just unnecessary.

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