The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson. New York Times best seller. This book masterfully combines the true stories of a serial killer and the 1893 Chicago World's Fair (so many "firsts" and connections to later acheivements of well know men). All spoken words are verified from written sources, but it reads like a fast-paced novel. Larson paints an incredible picture of the time period.
Caleb Carr is just magnificent. This book is set in the late 1800's of New York City. Because the mentally ill were deemed aliens of society, those who worked with them were not called psychologists but rather, alienists. Amazing page turner if you're into psychological thrillers! Loved this book!