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3.0 out of 5 stars Not Carr's strongest work, Jan. 4 2006
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Travis Weir (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Italian Secretary (Hardcover)
I have to admit, Caleb Car is one of my favourite authors, without a doubt. His work in The Alienist is amazing and unparalled in the genre of historical mysteries.
Carr does an excellent job of sticking to a late 1800s style of prose, much like what the original Doyle stories are written in. But, where Carr falls short is the depth of the plot. Its thin, and although there are the makings of a good ghost story within it, any reader can guess who the culprit is well before the climax.
I do however still have faith in Carr, and I hope he continues with another installmant of "The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes".
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2.0 out of 5 stars Hugely disappointing, Aug. 10 2006
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Rob Nicol (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Italian Secretary (Paperback)
I read and enjoyed Carr's The Alienist and The Angel of Darkness, so I had been looking forward to reading this for some time. Unfortunately, it was quite disappointing. Boring plot, weak character development and a terrible ending. The outstanding character development, pacing and plotline that you find in The Alienist just aren't present.
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Italian Secretary by Caleb Carr (Hardcover - March 23 2005)
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