Skip to Main Content (Press Enter)
The Mesmerist by Caroline Woods
Add The Mesmerist to bookshelf
Add to Bookshelf
The Mesmerist by Caroline Woods
Hardcover $28.00
Sep 10, 2024 | ISBN 9780385550161

Preorder from:

See All Formats (2) +
  • $28.00

    Sep 10, 2024 | ISBN 9780385550161

    Preorder from:

  • Sep 10, 2024 | ISBN 9780385550178

    Preorder from:

  • Sep 10, 2024 | ISBN 9780593913055

    660 Minutes

    Preorder from:

Buy the Audiobook Download:

Product Details


“Caroline Woods is a masterful storyteller. You will be on the edge of your seat as you read the story of Faith, Abby and May as they set out to solve a murder in nineteenth-century Minneapolis. Unforgettable characters set in a time of dark history is haunting, atmospheric and thrilling. True crime junkies and historical fiction fanatics, this fabulous read is for you!” –Adriana Trigiani, New York Times bestselling author of The Good Left Undone

“The magic of The Mesmerist is not only found in the spiritualism that haunts every page, but also the three tenacious women at its core, dedicated to unmasking America’s first serial killer. With expert skill, Woods turns the screw, ratcheting up the real danger and the contemporary panic around women’s independence. A darkly textured, delicious read.” –Katy Hays, New York Times bestselling author of The Cloisters

“A mystery, a page turner, and a glimpse of true crime in nineteenth-century Minneapolis, The Mesmerist is both entertaining and enlightening.  It’s a compelling story of murder, deception, unwed mothers, and the steadfast women dedicated to helping them.  Beautifully rendered characters and excellent storytelling.” –Allegra Goodman, New York Times bestselling author of Sam

The Mesmerist nimbly explores the power of women’s solidarity in fin-de-siècle Minneapolis, weaving dark magic and peril into a propulsive and chilling read. Clever, atmospheric and haunting.” Michelle Min Sterling, New York Times bestselling author of Camp Zero

“Excellent . . . Fastidious historical detail, expert suspense, andindelible characterizations combine to make this acertifi ed page-turner. Readers will be up all night.” Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A jewel box of a historical novel, Caroline Woods’ The Mesmerist draws the reader into a richly detailed story of women forced to make their own way in a world that would really prefer they didn’t. With bare-faced, beautiful honesty, The Mesmerist navigates the complexities and intimacies of womens’ lives outside of polite society, all with a deliciously sinister undercurrent of mystery.” –Claudia Cravens, bestselling author of Lucky Red

“A super smart thriller set in a past that feels too close for comfort and reminds us just how terrifying real women’s lives could be.” –Kirsten Miller, author of The Change

“The trust that ebbs and flows among the characters is this novel’s strength. . . . . An atmospheric turn through a real-life 19th-century scandal.” Kirkus

Looking for More Great Reads?
21 Books You’ve Been Meaning to Read
Back to Top