“‘The world is going to Hell in a hack, and New York will be one of the first places to arrive, if it hasn’t already, and I could make a case for it having done so.’”
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I’m a big fan of Caleb Carr’s The Alienist, as well as the TV series (@thealienisttnt), so I thought I’d give the follow-up to Dr. Laszlo Kreizler & Company’s previous case a go. While it may lack some of the refinement of language and nuance of psychological studies that make The Alienist engrossing, The Angel of Darkness has had me immersed in the grit and ugliness of humanity these past few days—right when I needed to lose myself for a while. While it seems grim, our crew of resilient detectives (amateur and professional alike) keep me lost in their world of clues, conspiracy, and camaraderie. • • •
The Angel of Darkness tackles a feared femme, Libby Hatch/Elsbeth Hunter, with a penchant for murdering children (and getting away with it). Kreizler, John Moore, Sara Howard, Cyrus Montrose, Stevie Taggert (our narrator, this time around, in yet another frame narrative), and Marcus and Lucius Isaacson are back in yet another gripping, Victorian New York murder mystery and psychological thriller.
Carr’s historical background once again lends the work a clear, excellent sense of place and American history. Clarence Darrow shows up; ballistics is a new art, and New York City at the turn of the 19th century (grotesque, gorgeous, grimy, glorious in turns) gets my utmost attention every time.
There were many cats in the city, but how to find the right one for Vladimir? Although cats are known to have seven lives, none of them will live forever. And Vladimir will be sad again!
Diggy was walking alone, immersed in his thoughts and didn't realize that he left the city. Suddenly he found himself standing in front of a pet cemetery. "That's it! I found it! I am sure that the cat must be somewhere here!" told Diggy. And he was absolutely right - he soon found the cat that Vladimir was looking for.
He quickly brought it to Vladimir and it was almost unbelievable to see how it brought a smile to his face!
Will Vladimir keep his promise?
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Book number sixteen.. well, technically, I guess it’s seventeen. I’m only about a quarter of the way through “The Elegant Universe”, which is a very interesting book, but not exactly light reading .. and nor is it anywhere near my wheelhouse. So, I’ve also been reading other books while I read it.. lol. But, hey, I’m getting a lot of reading done, which is nice, because it was a slow start to the year, book wise. Lots of work means fewer books. I’ll probably slow way back down in September.. but for now, I’m binge reading like crazy! #reading#books#goodreads#mysteries#thursdaynext#nerdlife