Crime Through Time Book Group

The Crime Through Time Book Group will discuss The Alienist by Caleb Carr (Random House, $17.00). On a cold March night in 1896, New York Times reporter John Schuyler Moore is summoned to the East River by his friend and former Harvard classmate Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a psychologist, or "alienist." On the unfinished Williamsburg Bridge, they view the horribly mutilated body of an adolescent boy, a prostitute from one of Manhattan's infamous brothels.  The newly appointed police commissioner, Theodore Roosevelt enlists the two men in the murder investigation, counting on the reserved Kreizler's intellect and Moore's knowledge of New York's vast criminal underworld. They are joined by Sara Howard, a brave and determined woman who works as a secretary in the police department. The unlikely team embarks on what is a revolutionary effort in criminology-- amassing a psychological profile of the man they're looking for based on the details of his crimes. Their dangerous quest takes them into the tortured past and twisted mind of a murderer who has killed before. and will kill again before the hunt is over. 

Event date: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
The Bookworm
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ISBN: 9780812976144
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Trade - October 24th, 2006