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The devil aspect : the strange truth behind the occurrences at Hrad Orlů Asylum for the Criminally Insane / Craig Russell.

Russell, Craig, 1956- author. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library RUS (Text) 33500013017066 New Checked out 07/31/2019
Detroit Lakes Public Library RUS (Text) 33500013017074 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385544368
  • ISBN: 0385544367
  • Physical Description: 414 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2019]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "A novel set in Czechoslovakia in 1935, in which a brilliant young psychiatrist takes his new post at an asylum for the criminally insane that houses only six inmates--the country's most depraved murderers--while, in Prague, a detective struggles to understand a brutal serial killer who has spread fear through the city, and who may have ties to the asylum"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 February #1
    *Starred Review* Young psychiatrist Viktor Kosárek leaves Prague for a position at Hrad Orlu, an ancient castle that has had many uses over the centuries. The forbidding structure now houses the Devil's Six, Czechoslovakia's worst criminals—a woman who is a strict vegetarian except when she's a cannibal, for example, and a serial killer who spent days torturing a family (gory violence is meticulously and calmly described by these patients, making it all the more frightening). Kosárek uses sedatives to coax from the six their innermost motivations, the causes of their awful deeds, which he calls the "devil aspect." Evil prowls outside the walls, too, as Kosárek has left a city that is in the grip of a serial killer's terror, and Hitler is making his rise to power. Award-winning Scottish author Russell makes his American debut here, and it's not only one of the most memorable thrillers of the year; it's also unique: the premise is strikingly original, and the mood created by the juxtaposition of the patients' memories and the real-time horrors is utterly chilling. Readers will eagerly await other books by the author becoming available stateside. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

CRAIG RUSSELL is an award-winning Scottish author whose books have been translated into twenty-five languages. His previous works include the Fabel Series of thrillers and the Lennox Series of noir mysteries. He is the winner of the 2015 McIlvanney Prize, as well as the 2008 Crime Writers' Association Dagger in the Library prize. A former police officer, he lives in Perthshire, Scotland, with his wife.

Subject: FICTION > Mystery & Detective > General.
Murderers > Fiction.
Psychiatric hospitals > Fiction.
Psychiatrists > Fiction.
Detective and mystery stories.
Serial murderers > Fiction.
Serial murder investigation > Fiction.
FICTION / Thrillers / Historical.
FICTION / Historical / World War II.
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Historical fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)

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