The Alienist Characters

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John Schuyler Moore is a reporter for the New York Times. Moore once was a political reporter in Washington, but a scandal in which he backed the wrong party caused him to lose his job. Moore now lives with his grandmother in New York City, a nervous woman who often finds herself unable to sleep in fear that a criminal she has read about in the paper will come to kill her.

Moore grew up in a wealthy section of New York City and has many friends who were also privileged and continue to enjoy the benefits of this class. Among his friends is Theodore Roosevelt, the police commissioner of New York City and a friend since childhood. The s psychologist Lazlo Kreizler is also included. These three friends went to Harvard at approximately the same time and grew close during this time, remaining good friends...

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