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The Angel of Darkness

The Angel of Darkness

The sequel to the internationally bestselling historical thriller THE ALIENIST, now a major Netflix 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?
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

On Sale: 24th August 2017

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781473660960

Reviews

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
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

Laszlo Kreizler & John Schuyler Moore