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Caleb Carr

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Caleb Carr, a lifetime resident of New York, was born in 1955 and grew up on the Lower East Side. His father was an editor and close friend to famous Beat Generation writers, such as Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg. Although Carr was personally exposed to their style of writing and Bohemian vis mere lifestyles, he chose to take his own work in a different direction. Where the Beat writers wrote purely from expression and feelings, Caleb Carr's works are diligently researched and known for their historical accuracy. Caleb Carr developed a love of history at a young age, acquiring a keen interest in military history while attending a Quaker high school. This interest led him to major in history at Kenyon College and NYU. Notable works by Caleb Carr are The Alienist, which was on the New York Times' bestseller list for 24 weeks; The Devil Soldier; and Angel of Darkness. In addition to writing fiction, Carr is a contributing editor of MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History. (Bowker Author Biography) Caleb Carr was born in Manhattan and grew up on the Lower East Side, where he still lives. In addition to his bestselling fiction, Mr. Carr writes frequently on military and political affairs. He is series editor of the Modern Library War Series and is a contributing editor of MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History. (Publisher Provided) vis mindre

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Associated Works

Den hemmelighedsfulde Ø (1874) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver4,647 eksemplarer
The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant (1886) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver1,809 eksemplarer
What If? 2: Eminent Historians Imagine What Might Have Been (2001) — Bidragyder — 1,015 eksemplarer
The Ghosts in Baker Street : New Tales of Sherlock Holmes (2005) — Bidragyder — 43 eksemplarer
Exorcist: The Beginning {novel} (2004) — Creator — 31 eksemplarer
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Spring 1992 (1992) — Author "The Devil Soldier" and "Come on, boys. We're going in." — 17 eksemplarer
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Summer 1992 (1992) — Author "The American Rommel" — 17 eksemplarer
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Autumn 1989 (1989) — Author "Poland 1939" — 16 eksemplarer
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Spring 1994 (1994) — Author "The Black Knight" — 16 eksemplarer
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Spring 1989 (1989) — Author "The Man of Silence" and "Königgrätz: "Who on earth is this General von Moltke?"" — 15 eksemplarer
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Autumn 1992 (1992) — Co-Author "The United States, the U.N., and Korea" — 15 eksemplarer
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Summer 1990 (1990) — Author "The Troubled Genius of Oliver Cromwell" and "The Devilish Prince Rupert" — 14 eksemplarer
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Spring 1998 (1998) — Author "Napoleon Wins at Waterloo" — 14 eksemplarer

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100 pages didn’t draw me in. Moving on.
MahanaU | 245 andre anmeldelser | Nov 21, 2023 |
Could not finish
kecampbell | 23 andre anmeldelser | Nov 5, 2023 |
Caleb Carr's novel of a serial killer on the loose in turn of the century New York, and the dangerous pursuit of him by Dr. Lazlo Kreizler and his friends is a truly wonderful read. This has so much period atmosphere the reader can almost hear the hoofbeats trotting over the cobblestone streets beneath gaslit street lamps. It is long and exciting, yet not long enough, because by the time you finish, you'll feel like many of these people are your friends, and want to spend more time with them.

The riveting story is narrated by Dr. Kreizler's good friend, John Moore. Before you are finished reading this delicious historical mystery you will meet an array of interesting and memorable characters you'll come to cherish. Sara Howard is a pretty and extremely capable woman ahead of her time. Sara and Kreizler's pal, Moore, push the investigation forward against strong opposition from conventional law enforcement. Two New York cops also ahead of their time, Lucius and Marcus, will use footwork and cutting-edge investigative techniques to catch a dangerous killer. A young street urchin, Stevie, saved from a miserable future by the good doctor, and a very loyal servant named Cyrus round out this rag-tag group that confront the unthinkable. They will break new ground, using Lazlo's "profile" to catch a serial killer.

When Lazlo's old friend, Theodore Roosevelt, now head of the New York Police Department, is confronted with several murders of boy prostitutes so gruesome in nature that even the most seasoned and hardened of professionals can barely stomach being called to the murder scenes, he makes a decision that will change the face of police-work forever. He unofficially allows Kreizler to form a small group to pursue the killer through psychological profiling. Police secretary Sara Howard, and crime reporter John Moore, a man who knows the underbelly of New York all to well, are two of the main players in this exciting mystery. As they close in on the killer through Kreizler's use of psychological profiling, danger hits closer to home than any of our friends had expected.

There are moments so full of flavor in this fine historical mystery that you'll feel like you are sitting alongside the characters at Delmonico's as they enjoy a good meal, and plan their next move. This fine novel is truly memorable, and holds a special place among books I've read. If you love historical mysteries you do not want to miss this one!
… (mere)
Matt_Ransom | 245 andre anmeldelser | Oct 6, 2023 |
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 entirely more favorable 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.
… (mere)
Matt_Ransom | 62 andre anmeldelser | Oct 6, 2023 |



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