A Spectacle of Corruption

By David Liss
(Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780375760891, 416pp.)

Publication Date: November 23, 2004

Other Editions of This Title: MP3 CD, MP3 CD, Compact Disc

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Description
This sequel to the Edgar Award-winning "A Conspiracy of Paper" brings back ex-pugilist Benjamin Weaver and his 18th-century London environs in all their squalid glory. Benjamin is investigating the simple case of a threatening letter when he is caught up in a riot, accused of murder, and sentenced to hang.



About the Author

DAVID LISS is the author of The Coffee Trader and A Conspiracy of Paper, winner of the 2000 Edgar Award for Best First Novel. He lives in San Antonio with his wife and daughter, and can be reached via his website,www.davidliss.com.




Praise For A Spectacle of Corruption

“[A] wonderful book . . . every bit as good as [Liss’s] remarkable debut . . . Easily one of the year’s best.”
–The Boston Globe

“[A] rousing sequel of historical, intellectual suspense."
San Antonio Express-News

“Liss is a superb writer who evokes the squalor of London with Hogarthian gusto.”
People

“In Benjamin Weaver, Mr. Liss has created a multifaceted character and a wonderful narrator.”
The New York Sun

“With eloquent wit, Liss manipulates the concepts of misdirection and probability theory in his serpentine third novel. . . . It all ends with yet another twist that seems to promise we’ll hear more from–and more of–the indefatigable Benjamin Weaver. Let’s hope so.”
–Kirkus Reviews

“Gritty historical fiction . . . glorious dialogue, lively rogues [and a] fascinating setting.”
Publishers Weekly

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