The Angel of Darkness

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The Angel of Darkness
First edition cover
AuthorCaleb Carr
CountryUnited States
GenreCrime novel
PublisherRandom House Inc
Publication date
September 1997
Media typePrint (hardcover, paperback)
Pages629 (hardcover)
813/.54 21
LC ClassPS3553.A76277 A85 1997b
Preceded byThe Alienist (1994) 
Followed bySurrender, New York 

The Angel of Darkness is a 1997 crime novel by Caleb Carr[1] that was published by Random House (ISBN 0-7515-2275-9) and is both a sequel to The Alienist (1994) and the second book in the Kreizler series.[2]

Plot summary[edit]

The now-adult Stevie Taggert, a tobacconist, makes a bet with an elderly John Moore that he can write the story of one of their adventures together as well as Moore (a former newspaper reporter) could.

Set in 1897, Dr. Laszlo Kreizler's associate, Sara Howard, now a private detective, comes to him for help in locating Ana Linares, the kidnapped infant daughter of a visiting Spanish dignitary. The mystery is complicated by rising tensions between Spain and the United States, and war in Cuba seems inevitable. Kreizler re-convenes his old "team": Sara, John, NYPD detectives and forensic specialists Marcus and Lucius Isaacson, and Kreizler's faithful servants, Stevie and Cyrus. Their search for the missing child leads them to contact with an enigmatic woman with a murderous past, who enjoys the protection of the Hudson Dusters, a notorious gang.

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