A Spectacle of Corruption
By David Liss
(Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780375760891, 416pp.)
Publication Date: November 23, 2004
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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.
“[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.”
“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.”
“Gritty historical fiction . . . glorious dialogue, lively rogues [and a] fascinating setting.”