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The Alienist by Caleb Carr
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Jul 18, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: borrowed, historical-fiction
Recommended for: history buffs, detective story buffs
Read in July, 2011

Really a 4 1/2 stars. At first the slightly stilted old fashion prose made me think I might not enjoy this book. I am so glad I waited past that feeling. The book is excellent. A study New York when Teddy Roosevelt was police commissioner and he employs a non-traditional method of solving a series of crimes. Somewhat graphic, gritty and sordid, but it holds the reader's interest.

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