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The Cabinet of Curiosities (original 2002; edition 2012)

by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child

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Title:The Cabinet of Curiosities
Authors:Douglas Preston
Other authors:Lincoln Child
Info:Grand Central Publishing (2012), Mass Market Paperback, 656 pages
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The Cabinet Of Curiosities by Douglas Preston (2002)

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Agent Pendergast and company spend more time above ground and transition from Monster of the Week stories to psychological monsters of the human variety in an excellent outing. It was really hard to decide whether to put this one in the "mystery" or "thriller" or "horror" category, or all of the above. Regardless, if you were put off by the monster-ish story aspects of either of the earlier Pendergast outings, consider giving this one a look, as it's a shift in focus and very well done. ( )
  jimgysin | Jun 19, 2017 |
Another enjoyable book in the Agent Pendergast series, although I might say I think it was a little too long in building the story line. ( )
  highlander6022 | Mar 14, 2017 |
One of the best of the numerous Pendergast series novels as the FBI agent traces the connection between a series of heinous serial murders of more than a century ago and a round of current copycat slayings. A fast read...I banged out the last 150 pages of a breathless climactic sequence in one reading. ( )
  NickHowes | Aug 20, 2016 |
The New York City Museum of Natural History cloaks a terrifying secret from the past.
  MerrittGibsonLibrary | Jul 6, 2016 |
Nora is an archaeologist with the Natural History Museum in New York City. When FBI Special Agent Pendergast requests her immediate help with some skeletons found under a construction site, she goes to take a look, but the developer gets rid of the two of them fairly quickly, after she's only had a short time to investigate. It seems that at least 36 bodies were found at the site and they think this was the work of a serial killer from over 100 years earlier. Despite the protestations of the developer and Nora's employer, they (along with the help of Nora's reporter boyfriend and a police officer assigned to keep an eye on Pendergast) work to find out what happened there. There now also seems to be a series of copycat murders.

I really liked this. I enjoyed learning about historical cabinets of curiosities. I also quite like Pendergast's character and there were some tense moments in the book that kept me reading. Despite being about 500 pages, it was a quick read. ( )
  LibraryCin | May 25, 2016 |
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Preston, Douglasprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Child, Lincolnmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Child, Lincolnmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Preston, Douglasmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Auberjonois, RenéNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cappi, Andrea CarloTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Marjamäki, PekkaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0446611239, Mass Market Paperback)

In an ancient tunnel underneath New York City a charnel house is discovered. Inside are thirty-six bodies all murdered and mutilated more than a century ago. While FBI agent Pendergast investigates the old crimes, identical killings start to terrorize the city. The nightmare has begun. Again.

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FBI agent Pendergast and archaeologist Nora Kelly join forces to stop a vicious murderer when the discovery of the remains of thirty-six victims of a nineteenth-century killer apparently sets off a new series of similar killings.

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