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The Alienist

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The Alienist by Caleb Carr Book Summary:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A TNT ORIGINAL SERIES • “A first-rate tale of crime and punishment that will keep readers guessing until the final pages.”—Entertainment Weekly “Caleb Carr’s rich period thriller takes us back to the moment in history when the modern idea of the serial killer became available to us.”—The Detroit News When The Alienist was first published in 1994, it was a major phenomenon, spending six months on the New York Times bestseller list, receiving critical acclaim, and selling millions of copies. This modern classic continues to be a touchstone of historical suspense fiction for readers everywhere. The year is 1896. The city is New York. Newspaper reporter John Schuyler Moore is summoned by his friend Dr. Laszlo Kreizler—a psychologist, or “alienist”—to view the horribly mutilated body of an adolescent boy abandoned on the unfinished Williamsburg Bridge. From there the two embark on a revolutionary effort in criminology: creating a psychological profile of the perpetrator based on the details of his crimes. Their dangerous quest takes them into the tortured past and twisted mind of a murderer who will kill again before their hunt is over. Fast-paced and riveting, infused with historical detail, The Alienist conjures up Gilded Age New York, with its tenements and mansions, corrupt cops and flamboyant gangsters, shining opera houses and seamy gin mills. It is an age in which questioning society’s belief that all killers are born, not made, could have unexpected and fatal consequences. Praise for The Alienist “[A] delicious premise . . . Its settings and characterizations are much more sophisticated than the run-of-the-mill thrillers that line the shelves in bookstores.”—The Washington Post Book World “Mesmerizing.”—Detroit Free Press “The method of the hunt and the disparate team of hunters lift the tale beyond the level of a good thriller—way beyond. . . . A remarkable combination of historical novel and psychological thriller.”—The Buffalo News “Engrossing.”—Newsweek “Gripping, atmospheric . . . intelligent and entertaining.”—USA Today “A high-spirited, charged-up and unfailingly smart thriller.”—Los Angeles Times “Keeps readers turning pages well past their bedtime.”—San Francisco Chronicle

The Alienist and Other Stories of Nineteenth-Century Brazil

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The Alienist and Other Stories of Nineteenth-Century Brazil by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis Book Summary:

Accompanied by a thorough introduction to Brazil's Machado, Machado's Brazil, these vibrant new translations of eight of Machado de Assis's best-known short stories bring nineteenth-century Brazilian society and culture to life for modern readers.

Summary and Analysis of The Alienist

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Summary and Analysis of The Alienist by Worth Books Book Summary:

So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Alienist tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Caleb Carr’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of The Alienist includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter overviews Profiles of the main characters Detailed timeline of key events Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About The Alienist by Caleb Carr: In March of 1896, the mutilated body of a prostitute is found on the still-unfinished Williamsburg Bridge—the first discovery in what becomes a string of murders in Lower Manhattan. In an unorthodox move, Police Commissioner Theodore Roosevelt enlists a team to track the deranged serial killer: reporter John Schuyler Moore, with his deep knowledge of New York’s criminal underground; alienist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a psychologist who specializes in psychopaths and criminals; and Sara Howard, a brave police department secretary. The group embarks on a groundbreaking endeavor of criminology—building the killer’s profile based on the gory details of the crimes to track him down and put a stop to his carnage. An evocative literary thriller and New York Times bestseller, The Alienist is being developed for a television series—slated to premiere in late 2017. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of fiction.

The Angel of Darkness

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The Angel of Darkness by Caleb Carr Book Summary:

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?

The Alienist and Neurologist

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The Alienist and Neurologist by Charles Hamilton Hughes Book Summary:

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L'ange des ténèbres

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L'ange des ténèbres by Caleb CARR Book Summary:

New York, juin 1897. L'épouse éplorée d'un diplomate espagnol engage la détective Miss Sara Howard pour lui venir en aide : sa petite fille a disparu... Immédiatement, l'équipe de Lazio Kreizler se reconstitue autour de Sara, et de déductions en analyses, le profil psychologique du kidnappeur apparaît peu à peu sur leur grand tableau noir. Se dresse progressivement le portrait d'un être dont les mobiles ne sont pas politiques, d'une personnalité en proie à une étrange perversion, d'un tueur d'enfants ayant toutes les apparences de la normalité.

The Alienist

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The Alienist by Machado de Assis Book Summary:

Brilliant physician Simao Bacamarte sacrifices a prestigious career to return home and educate himself to the budding field of psychology. Bacamarte opens the first asylum hoping to crown himself and his hometown with 'imperishable laurels'. But then the good doctor starts to see signs of insanity in more and more of his neighbours. With dark humour and sparse prose, The Alienist lets the reader ponder who is really crazy after all. Originally published in 1882, readers will find that this tragically humorous novella remains as relevant as ever.


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L'Aliéniste by Caleb CARR Book Summary:

La réédition d'un roman culte ! John Moore Schuyler, jeune chroniqueur criminel au New York Times, est appelé d'urgence par Laszlo Kreizler. Ce dernier, précurseur brillant de ce qui est aujourd'hui appelé la psychologie - un aliéniste selon le vocabulaire de l'époque -, a découvert le corps horriblement mutilé d'un jeune garçon. Il n'est pas le premier et ne sera pas le dernier... Quel genre d'être humain est capable de commettre de tels crimes, et pour quelle raison ? Ayant obtenu le soutien de Theodore Roosevelt, le futur président des Etats-Unis, alors préfet de la police de New York et une vieille connaissance de Kreizler et de Moore, les deux amis ouvrent leur enquête. Leur approche est inhabituelle, pour le moins : en étudiant ces crimes, ils pensent pouvoir brosser le portrait psychologique de l'assassin pour le devancer dans ses projets meurtriers. En cela, ils sont assistés par deux détectives juifs, spécialistes de méthodes révolutionnaires comme la dactyloscopie et l'anthropométrie judiciaire, et par une jeune femme ambitieuse qui rêve d'être la première femme officier de police. La petite équipe incongrue suscite l'intérêt, et, très rapidement, la réaction violente d'un groupe de personnes qui entendent utiliser à leurs fins la série de meurtres. Le tueur frappera de nouveau. Une course de vitesse s'engage, où se confondent chasseur et proie...

Alienist and Neurologist

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Alienist and Neurologist by Charles Hamilton Hughes Book Summary:

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Pretend We're Dead

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Pretend We're Dead by Annalee Newitz Book Summary:

DIVAn examination of how monster narratives and horror stories serve as allegories for anxieties about captialism in American popular culture./div

Recollections of an Alienist - Personal and Professional

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Recollections of an Alienist - Personal and Professional by Allan McLane Hamilton Book Summary:

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Rampant Women

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Rampant Women by Linda J. Lumsden Book Summary:

In Rampant Women, Linda J. Lumsden offers an in-depth look at the intersection between the woman suffrage movement and the constitutional right to assemble peaceably. Beginning in 1908, women activists took to the streets in a variety of public gatherings and protests in a bold attempt to win the right to vote. Lumsden shows how outdoor pageants, conventions, petition drives, soapbox speaking at open-air meetings, the use of symbolic expression, and picketing -- all manifestations of the right of assembly -- played an instrumental role in the woman suffrage movement. Without these innovative forms of protest, Lumsden argues, women might not be voting today in the United States.

The Presence in the Promise

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The Presence in the Promise by Harry N. Huxhold Book Summary:

If we want to know how God will treat the Christian Church, we must look at how God treated the ancient people of Israel. That's the premise of Harry Huxhold's seventeen messages based on First Lesson texts from the Revised Common Lectionary, which demonstrate that the word and sacrament of Christian worship are as fresh as the promises of hope, providence, salvation, grace, and steadfast love that God first shared with humanity millennia ago. Titles include: - Days of Promise (Jeremiah 33:14-16) - The Child of Promise (Isaiah 9:2-7) - The Promise of Baptism (Isaiah 43:1-7) - The Fruit of Forgiveness (Genesis 45:3-11, 15) - Keeping the Glow On (Exodus 34:29-35) ... and more! Harry N. Huxhold holds an M.Div. degree from Concordia Seminary (St. Louis), an M.Th. degree from Luther Seminary (St. Paul, Minnesota), and a D.Min. degree (summa cum laude) from Christian Theological Seminary (Indianapolis). The author of fifteen books of devotional and sermonic materials and over fifty articles in theological journals and religious periodicals, Huxhold currently serves on the pastoral staff at King of Glory Lutheran Church in Carmel, Indiana.

In Like Flynn

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In Like Flynn by Rhys Bowen Book Summary:

From the author of In Farleigh Field... Fledgling private investigator Molly Murphy's latest assignment gives her the opportunity to escape the typhoid epidemic sweeping across New York City in the summer of 1902 for the lush Hudson River Valley. And it comes from an unlikely source-Captain Daniel Sullivan, a New York City police detective and erstwhile beau of Molly's. She has vowed to keep him at arm's length until he can rid himself of his socialite fiancée, but she can't pass up the chance to take advantage of his offer of a real detective job. Daniel hires Molly to go undercover inside the country household of Senator Barney Flynn, in Peekskill, New York. Flynn's wife, Theresa, has become the latest devotee of a pair of spiritualists known as the Sorensen Sisters. The frail Theresa is desperate to use the sisters' alleged abilities to hold a séance to contact her infant son, who was kidnapped five years ago and never found; the accused kidnapper was killed before he could tell police where the boy was being held. But the police are sure the women are frauds. When Molly allows herself to be distracted from the Sorensen Sisters and the members of the Flynn household by the unsolved kidnapping, it is a race against time to find out what's really going on before it's too late. In Like Flynn is the fourth captivating installment in a series which has garnered an impressive array of awards and nominations in just three books: Rhys Bowen's Molly Murphy mysteries have won the Agatha Award, the Anthony Award, the Bruce Alexander Historical Award, and the Herodotus Award, and have been shortlisted for the Agatha Award, the Macavity Award, and the Mary Higgins Clark Award.

Books to Die For

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Books to Die For by John Connolly,Declan Burke Book Summary:

The world’s most beloved mystery writers celebrate their favorite mystery novels in this gorgeously wrought collection, featuring essays by Michael Connelly, Kathy Reichs, Ian Rankin, and more. In the most ambitious anthology of its kind, the world’s leading mystery writers come together to champion the greatest mystery novels ever written. In a series of personal essays that reveal as much about the authors and their own work as they do about the books that they love, over a hundred authors from twenty countries have created a guide that will be indispensable for generations of readers and writers. From Agatha Christie to Lee Child, from Edgar Allan Poe to P. D. James, from Sherlock Holmes to Hannibal Lecter and Philip Marlowe to Lord Peter Wimsey, Books to Die For brings together the best of the mystery world for a feast of reading pleasure, a treasure trove for those new to the genre and for those who believe that there is nothing new left to discover. This is the one essential book for every reader who has ever finished a mystery novel and thought…I want more!


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Ash by James Herbert Book Summary:

Ash is James Herbert’s most controversial novel, and will make you wonder what is fact and what is fiction. Fear will let you in. Terror will keep you there. They were miscreants with black souls, roaming the corridors and passageways. Infamous people thought long-deceased. Hiding and nurturing their evil in a basement full of secrets so shocking they would shake the world if they were ever revealed. David Ash, ghost hunter and parapsychologist, arrives at Comraich Castle – a desolate, ancient place with a dark heart – to investigate a series of disturbing events. An incorporeal power has been ignited by a long-ago curse, fed and now unleashed by the evil of those who once inhabited this supposed sanctuary – and by some who still do. Yet their hour of retribution is at hand . . .

The Alienist - O Alienista

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The Alienist - O Alienista by Machado De Assis Book Summary:

"The Alienist" is a satirical novel written by the Brazilian author Machado de Assis (1839-1908). The novel was published in the newspaper "The Station" of Rio de Janeiro (from October 15, 1881 to March 15, 1882), and later published in 1882, as part of the collection of short stories by the author 'Pap