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The Angel of Darkness

Book 2

By Caleb Carr

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The internationally bestselling historical thriller, soon to be adapted for TV.

The internationally bestselling historical thriller, sequel to THE ALIENIST, which is soon to be a TV series starring Luke Evans, Dakota Fanning and Daniel Brühl.

A year after the events that took place in the bestselling THE ALIENIST, the cast of characters are again brought together to investigate a crime committed in the heady days of New York in the 1890s, this time narrated by the orphan Stevie Taggert.

A young child, the daughter of Spanish diplomats, disappears. It seems she has been abducted but no ransom note is received and the detectives Isaacson quickly discover that a nurse, Elspeth Hunter, is probably the kidnapper.

They also discover that Hunter has been a little too closely connected with the death of three other infants. But what are her motives? She married a fortune, and although she is connected to some fairly rough villains this crime does not fit their modus operandi. Is it something as 'simple' as psychological disturbance due to her own inability to bear children, or something more sinister unguessed at?

Biographical Notes

Caleb Carr is an American novelist and military historian.

He was born in Manhattan, and for the majority of his life he lived on the Lower East Side of that city, spending his summers and many weekends at his family's home in Cherry Plain, New York. In 2000, he purchased his own property, known as Misery Mountain, in Cherry Plain; and in 2006 he moved there permanently.

He is the author of ten books, several of which, most notably the historical thriller The Alienist, have become international best-sellers and prize-winners, and his work has been translated into over two dozen languages. In 2015, Paramount Television announced that it would create a series based on The Alienist for Turner Network Television (TNT).

He now lives with his Siberian cat, Masha. She is, he says, 'very beautiful and very ferocious.'

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  • ISBN: 9781473660960
  • Publication date: 24 Aug 2017
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  • Imprint: Mulholland Books
Carr's follow-up to THE ALIENIST is just as good a read; a thrillingly macabre drive into the fetid depths of turn-of-the-century New York...A triumph of research, it is also a triumph of imagination, express and feeling...brilliantly maintains a ferocious grip. — Mail on Sunday
Quite enthralling ... a novel with plays with but never insults the intelligence — The Times
Carr brings enormous gusto to his portrait of old New York... the city seems to rise off the page. — Independent on Sunday
The sureness of the historical sensibility elevates THE ANGEL OF DARKNESS above genre fiction. — TLS
Carr's follow-up to THE ALIENIST is just as good a read; a thrillingly macabre drive into the fetid depths of turn-of-the-century New York...A triumph of research, it is also a triumph of imagination, express and feeling...brilliantly maintains a ferocious grip. — Mail on Sunday
Quite enthralling ... a novel with plays with but never insults the intelligence — The Times
The sureness of the historical sensibility elevates THE ANGEL OF DARKNESS above genre fiction. — TLS
Carr brings enormous gusto to his portrait of old New York... the city seems to rise off the page. — Independent on Sunday
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