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Douglas Preston
Grand Central Publishing; New Ed edition (June 1, 2003)
Genre Fiction
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Book 3 of 16 in the Agent Pendergast Series. Preston and Child's Relic and The Cabinet of Curiosities were chosen by readers in a National Public Radio poll as being among the one hundred greatest thrillers ever written, and Relic was made into a number-one box office hit movie. They are coauthors of the famed Pendergast series and their recent novels include Fever Dream, Cold Vengeance, Two Graves, and Gideon's Corpse. In addition to his novels, Preston writes about archaeology for the New Yorker and Smithsonian magazines.

The Cabinet of Curiosities is a thriller novel by American writers Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, released on June 3, 2002 by Grand Central Publishing.

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Once again, Douglas Preston and Lincoln child did not dissapoint. This book is a perfect mix of museum intrigue, suspense, and horror all against a rich backdrop of 19th century New York. Their attention to detail is key to making the fantastic story seem possible. In addition, Preston and Child do an excellent job of writing women. In Cabinet of Curiosities", however, Pendergast has been given an enormous depth of personality, and his background has been revealed in such a way that deepens the mystery surrounding him even as it injects him with a sense of pathos.

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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.
  • I didn't read these sequentially so I always heard about his mysterious uncle and the "cabinet of curiosities" . I figured I need to read this because It must be integral to the series since it's mentioned frequently.
    Holy cow this is one of the best in the series!!! Loved this story. I was hooked instantly. For any fan this is a absolute must read.

  • I have just discovered Preston and Child. They are able collaborators (I would like to know what part each plays in writing this series of novels). I must say this book had me guessing all the way to the end. I had imagined an ending different from the actual one--- a nice surprise. I am currently reading the 9th installment of the Pendergast series. For new readers, please start with The Relic and read in order. This is not an absolute requirement but I think your enjoyment will be enhanced if you do so.

    Here are the specifics of why I gave this book four stars: First, great character development. Second, Pendergast is a modern variation of Holmes, a true protagonist in the romantic tradition of heroes. Third, the writing is flawless. I don't see repetition of phrasing as I did when reading authors as Harry Turtledove. All the books I have read are page turners. Fourth, the skein of the plot was excellent. It was logical based on the characters defined personalities. Finally, and this is a major reason to read the series, Preston and Child construct true mystery/thrillers combined into one book. The action is not unduly bloody, but when it occurs it furthers the atmosphere of the novel. Further, I am not interested in intensely romantic interludes. These books strike the right balance in this regard.

    Overall I am favorably impressed. I think you will be too.

  • Nora Kelly is surprised to come into her office at the Museum Of Natural History and find a stranger there. She is even more surprised when he introduces himself as FBI Agent Pendergast and states that he needs her help. During construction, an old tunnel has been found under a building. The tunnel is full of bricked up skeletons; thirty-six of them.

    Kelly and Pendergast go to the scene and examine the remains before the construction owner has them thrown out and removes all the bodies so that his new building can proceed on schedule. Each is the body of a young man or woman from at least a hundred years before. Each has been operated on, with the excision site being the lower back and spinal cord. Each has been murdered.

    Kelly isn't sure why this is so important to Pendergast but starts to understand quickly. A copycat killer has emerged and is killing modern victims in the same manner that the older bodies were killed. As they research the case, a strange motive emerges. Apparently, both the older murderer and the younger believe they have found a way to extend human life which requires the sacrifice of humans. Can Pendergast and Kelly, along with reported William Smithback, solve the mystery before more bodies are found?

    This is book three in the popular Agent Pendergast series. The authors work together to provide a tale that is strange but believable with overtones of paranormal events. The interplay between Kelly and Smithback and the revealing of Pendergast's mysterious family background and unorthodox methods keeps the reader turning the pages. This book is recommended for mystery readers.

  • This is an excellent and unique science based thriller. I normally don't like serial killer stories, but this one is so unusual and the murderer's motive is so logical that I enjoyed the book in spite of my anti-serial killer bias. The story starts with the discovery of numerous bodies of murder victims from the 19th century underneath a New York City construction site. The discovery draws Special FBI agent Pendergast into a web of murder, treachery and deceit that echoes from the 1870s to the present day.

    The book is well paced, highly readable and contains several suspense scenes that kept me turning the pages late into the night. Although the story deals with some grim subject matter, Preston and Child use a light tone and some humor that makes for an enjoyable read. In a market flooded with suspense thrillers, this book should be at the top of any reader's list.

  • This was a good mystery story but it is my least favorite book by Preston and Child that I have read so far. While there are a few surprises in the story much of what happens is pretty predictable it even comes off as standard horror movie fare. People go off on their own instead of going and getting the help and backup and end up predictably captured and in peril. The story seems to focus a little too much on the recurring characters in the series and leaves very little room for the development of the characters of this particular story and this gives them a kind of guy in the red uniform feel ( Star Trek fans will get the reference) I also felt that the ending was kinda rushed and really random. There was really nothing in the story that led up to the particular conclusions for that ending. Now it may be that the authors will elaborate further on this in later books in the series but it did not really fit into this story. This book is a decent mystery for those that are fans. But as a reader of several of the authors previous books I was disappointed.

  • Well managed to finally get through this book. If you think this is just a mystery or for some reason you actually think this is light reading...FORGET IT! Very plodding and gruesome, near the end I started to skip some of the descriptive parts. Was not really satisfied with the ending. Read the first two books of the Pendergast series (which were better). So I guess if you like weird and gruesome this book is for you.