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Im New York des Jahres werden mehrere männliche Prostituierte ermordet. Der neue Polizeichef Theodore Roosevelt beauftragt einen Kriminalpsychologen, einen Zeitungsillustrator und seine eigene Sekretärin, den Fall diskret zu lösen. The Alienist – Die Einkreisung (Originaltitel: The Alienist, englisch für Der Seelenarzt) ist eine US-amerikanische Krimiserie, die auf dem Roman Die Einkreisung. „Die Einkreisung“ heißt die Serie, wie auch schon die Romanvorlage von Caleb Carr, auf Deutsch, im Original hingegen „The Alienist“ – was. The Alienist – Die Einkreisung. 1 StaffelSerien. Im New York City des Jahres wird der Psychologe Laszlo Kreizler von Polizeichef Roosevelt mit. The Alienist - Die Einkreisung ist eine Serie von Hossein Amini mit Daniel Brühl (Dr. Laszlo Kreizler), Dakota Fanning (Sara Howard). Finde hier alle.
The Alienist – Die Einkreisung (Originaltitel: The Alienist, englisch für Der Seelenarzt) ist eine US-amerikanische Krimiserie, die auf dem Roman Die Einkreisung. „Die Einkreisung“ heißt die Serie, wie auch schon die Romanvorlage von Caleb Carr, auf Deutsch, im Original hingegen „The Alienist“ – was. Die Einkreisung | Carr, Caleb | ISBN: | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und Verkauf duch Amazon.
In addition, to the excellent job the author did in establishing a sense of place, I also really liked the way Carr incorporated into the narrative several "real life" murderers that were contemporaries of the killer in this novel.
This added a sense of authenticity that upped the creepy on the rest of the plot. For example, the book refers to Dr.
The main character, Dr. Kreizler, was excellent abel focused a great vehicle to carry the plot forward. The pacing was good and mytstery solving aspects of this novel i.
There is real talent in this work and I was greatly impressed by the read. My one gripe is that I thought the ending, while in keeping with the tone of the rest of the book, was a little flat.
I was hoping for a better payoff and ended up with a slight case of literary "blue brains" when I didn't get the release I was hoping for.
Thus I lowered my overall rating to 4. I will definitely be checking out the sequel. View all 17 comments. Update : I am so excited.
I just found out there's going to be a Tv series after the novel. Here is the trailer and it looks amazing with a great cast.
Can't wait. The same thing happened with The Alienist. It just had me at hello. The novel is historical fiction written by a non-fiction author.
Although I could feel that background Update : I am so excited. Although I could feel that background from the attention to the detail he employed in the description of the historical setting, it was never dull and he did a great job to introduce me in the atmosphere of , New York and its underworld.
I particularly enjoyed that he used as characters real people e. Teddy Roosevelt and he mingled them with fictional ones in a way that they all seemed real to me.
I was expecting for Dr. Laszlo Kreizler to be an actual doctor from that time and I was quite disappointed when I found out he never existed.
This is a very well written psychological thriller which focuses more on the whydunit than on whodonit.
I loved how the investigation team came up with the psychological traits of the killer and searched for the perpetrator based on them.
It is a novel about the early stages of criminal profiling, quite a fascinating subject. My only regret was that I did not have enough time to read and I had to enjoy this beautiful book in small bites which altered the flow of my experience.
View all 19 comments. The darkly moving shadows seeking oblivion, nameless figures shapeshifting in back alleys and roof tops.
The click of heels down rain-soaked streets leading to nowhere and to everywhere. Secrets until they are no longer.
New York City in is a mecca for the meaningful and the meaningless. Police Commissioner Theodore Roosevelt has been faced with the dregs of society: thieves, murderers, brutalizers, and sexual devian "In this battle, there are many enemies.
Police Commissioner Theodore Roosevelt has been faced with the dregs of society: thieves, murderers, brutalizers, and sexual deviants.
They swim like river rats through the streets knowing just what hole to crawl into. But this time, there's a killer on the loose whose target is young male prostitutes.
His calling card is a savagely violent one. Roosevelt calls in Dr. Laszlo Kreizler whose command lies in the area of psychology and human criminal behavior.
Psychological profiling is in its earliest stages along with the newly adopted science of fingerprinting.
Kreizler creates a group of individuals including John Moore and Sara Howard. You'll meet a cast of goodies and severe baddies who will either honestly assist or dastardly sabotage the hunt for the killer on all sides of the law.
Be forewarned: This is a very graphic interlude into unspeakable crimes on the streets of New York. It certainly is not for everyone.
But the writing and storyline are stellar and will play into the upcoming series on TLC beginning soon. I was nearly cross-eyed from reading into the wee hours in order to be ready for the series.
And on the flip side Here's hoping that these remarkable characters especially my beloved Teddy Roosevelt are handed off to worthy actors who will transform this book into a top-drawer experience for those who wait anxiously.
Just stick to the book, people, and we'll all be tap dancing like the Rockettes. View all 30 comments. I guess I just need more than a mammoth miniseries version of a steampunk-era CSI episode.
I've never enjoyed that show - what little I've watched of it - because the minutia of forensic science and criminal psychology utterly bore me when they are not tied to interesting themes, characters with depth, or a rich atmosphere.
View all 35 comments. Caleb Carr's novel of a serial killer on the loose in turn of the century New York, and the dangerous pursuit of him by Dr.
Lazlo Kreizler and his friends is a truly wonderful read. This has so much period atmosphere the reader can almost hear the hoofbeats trotting over the cobblestone streets beneath gaslit street lamps.
It is long and exciting, yet not long enough, because by the time you finish, you'll feel like many of these people are your friends, and want to spend more time with them.
The Caleb Carr's novel of a serial killer on the loose in turn of the century New York, and the dangerous pursuit of him by Dr.
The riveting story is narrated by Dr. Kreizler's good friend, John Moore. Before you are finished reading this delicious historical mystery you will meet an array of interesting and memorable characters you'll come to cherish.
Sara Howard is a pretty and extremely capable woman ahead of her time. Sara and Kreizler's pal, Moore, push the investigation forward against strong opposition from conventional law enforcement.
Two New York cops also ahead of their time, Lucius and Marcus, will use footwork and cutting-edge investigative techniques to catch a dangerous killer.
A young street urchin, Stevie, saved from a miserable future by the good doctor, and a very loyal servant named Cyrus round out this rag-tag group that confront the unthinkable.
They will break new ground, using Lazlo's "profile" to catch a serial killer. When Lazlo's old friend, Theodore Roosevelt, now head of the New York Police Department, is confronted with several murders of boy prostitutes so gruesome in nature that even the most seasoned and hardened of professionals can barely stomach being called to the murder scenes, he makes a decision that will change the face of police-work forever.
He unofficially allows Kreizler to form a small group to pursue the killer through psychological profiling. Police secretary Sara Howard, and crime reporter John Moore, a man who knows the underbelly of New York all to well, are two of the main players in this exciting mystery.
As they close in on the killer through Kreizler's use of psychological profiling, danger hits closer to home than any of our friends had expected.
There are moments so full of flavor in this fine historical mystery that you'll feel like you are sitting alongside the characters at Delmonico's as they enjoy a good meal, and plan their next move.
This fine novel is truly memorable, and holds a special place among books I've read. If you love historical mysteries you do not want to miss this one!
View all 16 comments. Those experts who studied mental pathologies were therefore know as alienists. At two a.
Not drunk, nor particularly sober, when called from his bed, John is immediately whisked away by carriage, to the site of the still under construction Williamsburg Bridge on the East River.
On arrival he is greeted by none other than Theodore Roosevelt yes the future president. Still unsure why he is there or why his friend Dr.
Kreizler, whose very carriage bore him there, is not in attendance, John casts about and around until finally he lay eyes upon it; the brutally, mutilated body of an adolescent boy.
It will not be the last one he sees. As I was reading this I often thought that it read like an actual historic event, being retold as a story.
After all Mr Carr first dipped his pen in the nonfiction inkwell. Scattered throughout this story are actual historical figures, which belong in that time and place, such as Teddy Roosevelt, H.
Holmes and Jesse Pomeroy. And that pen of which I speak, spills magic as Carr deftly transports you to an atmospheric late 19th century New York City, complete with the sights street vendors hawking their wares; police corruption and brutality; unwashed, malnourished children running wild , sounds hooves on cobblestones and smells quite disgusting reminders of time before modern day sewage systems one would expect.
It is a first person narrative told through the perspective of John Moore, reporter on the police beat, as a recollection of events past.
I know there are readers out there who felt that this robbed the story of some of its tension and suspense, I mean clearly John had to survive to tell the tale, but it did not have the same effect on me.
There were plenty of other characters that Carr had me caring enough about to ensure a tight fisted grip upon the page.
One such character is Dr. Laszlo Kreiszler, psychologist, or as they were then known, an alienist. Kreizler then leads this team, together with a smattering of some of his colourful I am looking at you Stevie , personal aides through the process of what we today would term as psychological profiling.
All very heady and compelling stuff. As the profile, coupled with conclusions drawn from the physical evidence available, begins to take on the aspect of a real person, the team closes in on an absolutely horrific monster.
I have also read some negative feedback on how this story comes to a conclusion. Some feel it was rushed or they were cheated of further psychological details, but again I cannot share those views.
Given the circumstances, the details already unearthed and the political climate of that time and place, I found the ending realistically consistent with my expectations of what would in all likelihood actually happen.
If you are looking for an intelligent, high spirited, in depth, look at the mind of a sadistic serial killer as well as a stroll through the late 19th century streets of New York City then you should most assuredly pick up The Alienist.
It is a thumping good read! View all 31 comments. I tend not to like historical fiction, but this one blew me away.
I challenge any thriller-and-suspense lover to try this book and not get hooked by the end of the first chapter. View all 5 comments. Because what you might find between the covers of this book is a story that is anything but your typical thriller.
Though it contains many frights, twists, and tense moments, the pace is much different from your standard fare.
Carr chooses to unfold the tale of the shocking murders of child prostitutes as a journey of almost-academic discovery led by the Sherlock-esque Laszlo Kreizler.
Though there's all the elements of your run-of-the-mill nail biter, they are spaced out over long periods and occasionally eschew the traditional clip for which the genre is famous.
That isn't to say that the book is not compelling or hard to put down! Because The Alienist was more of an undertaking than I had been expecting.
Carr's formatting of the book as the memoirs of John Shuyler Moore allows him to luxuriate amidst the the 's setting that he so convincingly brings to life.
At first this felt like unnecessary and I was begging for tighter editing. Pushing past my millennial attention span, I found that by the time the book really starts to pick up, Carr had beautifully established the world and made me care for his characters.
Each paragraph is laden with detail, and while not all of it is vital to the story, it helps to enrich Carr's vision of New York.
Because I sure did! Though the chronological proximity in which I consumed them likely colours my judgement, I couldn't help but compare Carr's novel to the excellent, David Fincher-directed serial killer drama on Netflix.
Both stories feature a colourful cast of characters who rarely shy away from the morally and physically revolting subject matter with which they deal.
Like Mindhunter , The Alienist sees the team trading academic insights into the mutilation and murders of the killers whom they hunt and struggling against those who disagree with their atypical methods.
Suffice to say, if you like the pace and tone of Mindhunter and can imagine it transplanted into the late 's, you'll like this too.
Because Carr populates his novel with many endearing characters outside of the good doctor, Laszlo Kreizler. Moore's narration works, in part, because he is present for all the most thrilling of occurrences, but also because he offers a relatable window through which the reader can view the macabre and academic nature of the team's work.
Sara Howard is also compelling in both her natural adaptation to the work and her steadfast struggle against the patriarchy.
Mixed in with these three leads are a host of other wonderful characters who were a joy to meet whether they were in the story for pages or throughout.
Because The Alienist proved to be a much more cerebral novel than I had anticipated. Not only does the book take an intellectual approach to murder-hunting but it also addresses social upheaval at the turn of the century, child prostitution, immigration, and much more.
I was a little taken aback at first when I saw how much time Carr intended to spend on the broadening of societal woes.
Luckily, this makes for a book that feels both like a challenge overcome and a reward earned by the time I closed its final pages.
If you can handle a book that's not only different from your standard thriller, but a bit of a thinker too then you'll be well-pleased with Carr's novel.
This was a very interesting, very thick book. Lots of history and lots of information about forensic psychology and ways to hunt for a serial killer.
Lots of good characters including Theodore Roosevelt. It was a long read but I did enjoy it and wanted to read it before the TV series starts in the new year.
I think this is a series so I will certainly want to read more. I do become very attached to the main characters.
Won't give anything away about the storyline but by second half of book I was This was a very interesting, very thick book.
Won't give anything away about the storyline but by second half of book I was wanting to keep reading to find out what was going to happen.
Lots of suspense. View 1 comment. Outside of the ritzy neighborhoods the apartment buildings are shabby, overcrowded, and smelly; the streets are dirty and dangerous Moreover criminals operate freely and government agencies and police are largely corrupt.
To add to the city's problems a serial killer is murdering and mutilating children, mostly young boy prostitutes who dress up as girls.
The murder 4. The murderer gouges out their eyes, cuts off their genitals and buttocks, leaves them in gruesome positions, and so on.
Roosevelt has dismissed some of the worst offenders and, in the face of strong opposition, is willing to use unorthodox methods to catch the child killer.
Thus a rather unconventional secret investigative team is assembled, led by Dr. Laszlo Kreizler - a psychiatrist or alienist as they were known at the time.
Laszlo's other team members are John Schuyler Moore, a newspaper reporter; Sara Howard, a would-be detective who's currently Roosevelt's secretary; …..
A couple of Kreizler's former patients also help out: Cyrus, a big black man who functions as a bodyguard and assistant; and young Stevie, a messenger and carriage driver.
They study psychology books and lectures to suss out how and why the perpetrator evolved into a vicious psychopath. The team also assembles clues by examining crime scenes, …..
Step by step, the team assembles a physical and psychological picture of the killer. During their inquiries, the investigators are constantly followed, threatened, harassed, hampered, and even attacked.
It seems that powerful forces in the city - including slumlords, businessmen, gang bosses, ex-cops, and religious leaders - don't want the child killings investigated.
They fear widespread public awareness of the horrific crimes will rile up the populace and interfere with their money-making schemes.
This of course is reprehensible, especially for churches. The investigation is long and complex, and - though it isn't exactly boring - feels like a lot for the reader to slog through at times.
We also gets a peek at how some wealthier New York residents live, with fine dining at Delmonico's; …..
Needless to say the team's hard work eventually pays off and leads to a dramatic climax. The characters in the story are engaging and sufficiently fleshed out for a thriller.
I especially liked tough, fearless, gun-toting Sara. She holds her own as the only female on the investigative team and, in fact, the only woman working in the police department - where most people think she doesn't belong.
And I got a kick out of little Stevie, who's anxious to help and always cadging cigarettes despite numerous anti-smoking lectures from Lazslo.
A jarring note in the story for me is a nebulous, unlikely romance that doesn't ring true. Over all, a very good psychological thriller, recommended for fans of the genre.
View all 12 comments. The television series is on "my list" for Netflix and like any reader, I must read the book first.
Well, I am now a Dr. Laslo Kreizler fan or should I be more accurate and state that I am a big fan of the pairing between Lazlo and the narrator of the story, crime reporter, John Schyuler Moore.
This 19th century mystery about a serial killer hunting down young boys is not for the faint hearted. But oh my goodness, it's incredibly hard to put aside!
View all 3 comments. My tolerance for the repeated naming of the characters' fabulous Italian chairs, bought at auction, was shot by the fifth time the overinflated verbiage was used.
I don't know, maybe the writer - a history buff - made this furniture up based on a famous murder weapon.
A Carcano was what was used to kill JFK, if you didn't know. Anyway, I was ready to fire a gun into these ridiculous chairs myself.
EDIT: in trying to give the book its due, I read that the author has gone back to writing non-fiction, military history books. That seemed like a better fit, and I just now clicked on his author profile to see if there were something my son, a military history buff, might like.
Oh the irony. Let me back up. I first read The Alienist 20 some years ago. Upon joining GoodReads, like you, I went through some lists of books and gauged my old reads based on memory.
It was one of those psychological thrillers popular in the late 80s and early 90s. Patricia Cornwell's forensic murder investigations, the FBI profilers who sought out Buffalo Bill via Hannibal Lecter, those true crime books from Ann Rule, and the cult-fave "why-dun-it" The Secret History by Donna Tart were en vogue with publishers and readers alike.
Here, we do have some nice tie-ins to real events and personas from late s NYC. I gave The Alienist three stars then and now a two, re-reading it as a commitment for book club.
The story is a Sherlock Holmes-Dr. Watson trope with a token emancipated female, a black sidekick, compassion for the gay community, and a couple of unappreciated-by-the-police-force-but-brilliant Jewish detectives.
One of the victims is a kid with middle Eastern heritage, too - the author ticked every box he could including Irish cops on the dole and clergy being paid off by the uber wealthy.
He even tossed in some animal cruelty. Lastly, the analysis of abnormal human psychology was about as deep as a write up in Cosmo magazine.
Now, if you have never read any true-crime books or novels where profiling is described, then you may actually enjoy this story.
But let me better suggest His Bloody Project: Documents Relating to the Case of Roderick Macrae for something also set in the s and about a thousand times better than this!
I do confess to having a crush on Teddy Roosevelt and initially was delighted to see his role crop up throughout the book - I had forgotten he was in the story.
Unfortunately, the author rather wrote Roosevelt like a caricature of himself, even feeling compelled to insert the appearance of Roosevelt's overly boisterous children, one after another.
Yes, I know he was a terrific father and loved his children to be active, but this little section was over the top.
Little stuff that bugged me? Aside from the constant mention of the aforementioned Marchese Carcano chairs, their giddiness over opera, the description of multiple six course meals at Delmonico's, and the need to change into dinner clothes gave the entire book a snotty, metro-sexual feel.
I'm generally okay with unlikeable protagonists and often get attached to even the most unsavory anti-hero. Here, they were just written too snarky for me to care about.
The costumes and late s backgrounds guarantee to be lush, and I'll bet the screenwriters do a good job with the rewrite.
And for God's sake, keep a look out for those ridiculous Italian chairs. The TNT series includes a subplot with the journalist who is now instead an illustrator so we can see the reactions of those who view his sketches of the murdered?
The chairs haven't appeared just yet! View all 9 comments. If I had to sum up The Alienist with one word it would be this: plodding.
The description of the book on Goodreads calls it 'fast-paced'. False advertising right there! Fast-paced it most certainly was not.
LOL The book was a bit of a disappointment in various ways. One, I didn't feel much of an emotional connection with the main characters.
I don't know why But I just wasn't drawn in to their world or their personalities. I If I had to sum up The Alienist with one word it would be this: plodding.
I cared more about some of the sideline characters than any of the primary ones. Two, it seemed that at any opening, the author took the time to go off on historical tangents that didn't appear to serve much purpose for the plot but felt like they were primarily done to provide a 'feel' for the environment.
Sometimes those diversions can work in a book, but more often than not, in this book they didn't.
At least, not for me. I kept thinking There was this huge build-up about the killer and when the 'face off' occurred it was just That could have been due to the fact that by the time the ending of the book came around I was eager for it to be over and done with, so there wasn't much I was inclined to appreciate by that point.
The reason I can't give the book three stars is because on Goodreads, three stars is for 'liked it'.
I didn't really like it as much as I'd wanted to, so a two star label fits better for me - two stars is for 'it was ok'.
And that's how I feel about the book. My feelings about this book come as a surprise to me, given the great reviews I'd read.
View all 7 comments. This book has so many elements that my twisted little brain loves: Gilded Age New York, historical elements intertwined with the fictional aspects, a serial killer Laszlo Kreizler, a reputed alienist.
With the help of a very ambitious secretary and two modern-thinking sergeant-detectives, they will race against the clock to catch the killer before he leaves more bodies behind — by figuring out why he does what he does.
While Dr. The way he builds this image of a person capable of committing the horrible crimes he investigates, and fleshes out a detailed portrait of their history and motivation is a fascinating process, and wonderfully described to help the reader put the pieces together along with the narrator yes the homage to the Holmes and Watson dynamic is obvious but imitation is the sincerest form of flattery….
While the writing is often riveting, it sometimes lapses into historical info-dumping, when the narrator introduces a historical character: the biographies could almost be Wikipedia articles, which is a bit grating.
Overall, a smart, fun, but imperfect historical murder mystery about the inherited cycle of violence with a Henry James backdrop.
View all 6 comments. I just watched the trailer for the series of this being put out by TNT. I thought I would post a bit of a review to try and bring some attention to the book while everyone still has time to read it.
This book is fantastic! Anyone who knows me knows that I'm an extremely slow reader, but not with this. I burned through it each time I read it I think I'm up to three.
The murders are gruesome, the characters are delightful, and, most special of all, the sense of time and place are so well-drawn t I just watched the trailer for the series of this being put out by TNT.
The murders are gruesome, the characters are delightful, and, most special of all, the sense of time and place are so well-drawn that you will see, smell, and taste Old New York from the ground up.
Do yourself a favor and read this one View all 13 comments. I wanted to get it read before the TNT series starts January 22 - it looks so good!
I hope they don't ruin it by making too many changes to the story or the characters. Keeping my fingers crossed - the cast is great!
If, like me, you haven't read this classic yet, I highly recommend it! Great plot, characters and a wonderful glimpse of Gilded Age New York.
I really liked this book. At first, I was a bit disoriented, and really, I blame my own sloppy brain for that.
So when I first started this one, I was in awe of its many syllabic words. I nearly put it down, deciding that my brain had flared out like a star many years ago and had permanently rotted away.
But, no! I was able to catch on and looked forward to reading more and more. I know. The story takes place in the early part of in New York City.
The author was phenomenal in bringing the reader right into the city. Not only that, but the small details were amazing. Really impressive.
Holmes, the mass-murderer, and his unrepentant death. The author shows us Sing-Sing prison and little New Paltz. We also see the inner workings of the NYPD at the time and how it was trying to be reformed from a violent group of men who took pay from all the criminals into a working and solid force of crime solving and prevention.
Moore is a good sort of man and knows his way around the city very well. Nach dieser Schmach geht Connor auf die Jagd nach van Bergen, dessen Eltern ihn vor dem Zugriff der Polizei schützen und ihn nach Argentinien senden wollen, findet ihn und verfolgt ihn bis auf die oberste Spitze einer Brückenbaustelle.
Van Bergen kommt nicht weiter, streitet sich mit Connor, beleidigt diesen, woraufhin er von ihm erschossen wird und in den Fluss fällt.
Die Morde hören jedoch nicht auf und allen ist klar, dass van Bergen nicht der Täter sein konnte, was Dr. Kreizler schon vermutet hatte, da das psychologische Profil des Täters ein anderes sein musste.
Die gemeinsamen Überlegungen der Gruppe um Dr. Kreizler gehen in die Richtung Kriegstrauma eines ehemaligen Bürgerkriegssoldaten.
Sie gehen mehreren Spuren nach, die sie auf der Suche durch diverse psychologische Kliniken und Krankenhäuser führt. Im St. Elizabeth Hospital in Washington, D.
Während der Befragung Durys stellt sich heraus, dass sein Bruder aufgrund eines durch das Massaker an den Eltern erlittenen Traumas seinen Namen geändert hat, wobei er den Nachnamen des Peinigers Beecham annahm.
Als sie ihn in einem Wasserspeicher auffinden, schlägt er zuerst Moore und später Kreizler nieder, da er Joseph, einen der Strichjungen, für seine nächste Tat entführt hat.
Als Kreizler wieder zu sich kommt, will Beecham, dass er bei seiner Tat zusieht, wird jedoch von Connor, der Moore und den Doktor verfolgt hat, hinterrücks erschossen.
Roosevelt dankt Moore und Sara für die Lösung des Falles, muss aber, um das Gesicht und Ansehen der Polizei und das der Hinterbliebenen Connors zu wahren, Connor bei einer öffentlichen Ehrung würdigen.
Byrnes grinst dabei süffisant. Kreizler und die Isaacsons obduzieren Beechams Gehirn, können aber keine krankhafte Veränderung feststellen.
Kreizler ist enttäuscht darüber und deutet die Untersuchung als kompletten Fehlschlag für seine psychologische Forschung anhand dieses Falles.
Die erste Staffel wurde vom 1. April bis zum September in Budapest gedreht. Januar und die letzte Folge am März aus.
In Deutschland wurde die Serie am April bei Netflix verfügbar. Das Dialogbuch schrieb Beate Gerlach, die auch Regie führte. The Alienist erhielt in seiner Auftaktstaffel gemischte Kritiken.
März Bjarne Bock vom Branchenportal Serienjunkies.