The Alienist Author:Caleb Carr The year is 1896, the place, New York City. On a cold March night New York Times crime reporter John Schuyler Moore is summoned to the East River by a former Harvard classmate Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a psychologist or "alienist". — On the unfinished Williamsburg bridge, they view the mutilated body of a boy, a prostitute from one of Manhattan's infa... more »mous brothels.
The newly appointed police commissioner, Theodore Roosevelt, enlists the two men in the murder investigation, counting on Kreizler's intellect and Moore's knowledge of NY's underworld.
Time called THE ALIENIST "remarkable time-machine travel" while the San Francisco Chronicle called it "a ripping good mystery".« less