Book Review of The Alienist

The Alienist
The Alienist
Author: Caleb Carr
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2


Laszlo Kreizler is an American version of Sherlock Holmes who, in the setting of New York City of the late 1800's, attempts to solve the murders of children. Kreizler and his cohorts use methods unheard of at the time as they endanger their careers and lives to find the culprit.

I found the characters engaging and the plot gripping. I couldn't wait to see who the killer was. I enjoy stories with a group of well defined characters -- but not too many so that I lose track -- and Carr succeeds in creating that.