by Caleb Carr
Sometimes I need to read something that doesn't cause me to have to think too much. This has been on my reading list for some time and then I was leaving the library one day and there it was on display. It's a historical detective novel set in New York City in 1896. I'm a sucker for late 19th century New York and this book does not dissapoint. A page turner, as they say. Here are a couple of reviews that give more detail.
Caleb Carr - The Alienist