Conspiracy Of Paper
- Paperback | 442 pages
- 134 x 204 x 27mm | 370g
- 30 Jan 2001
- Random House USA Inc
- Ballantine Books Inc.
- New York, United States
- Ballantine Book
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--Newsweek "THE PLOT DRAWS YOU IN FROM PAGE TO PAGE. . . . An evocation of English history that you can happily get lost in for days."
The New York Times "REMARKABLE . . . ENGAGING . . . The first stock market crash in the English-speaking world is about to burst, and a whole way of life is about to burst with it."
--The New York Times Book Review "A VORTEX OF STOCK FRAUD AND MURDER . . . [A] GENRE-STRETCHING FIRST NOVEL."
--Time "HIGHLY ENTERTAINING . . . FIENDISHLY INTRICATE . . . Compares favorably with An Instance of the Fingerpost."
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "A tale of eighteenth-century finance, murder, and religion that is a remarkable debut and a thoroughly satisfying novel."
Author of Memoirs of a Geisha "An old-fashioned detective story, with London's teeming streets and taverns as its backdrop. . . . An artfully constructed potboiler: the sort of thing that would make a good 'Mystery!' series on PBS."
--The New Yorker "A Conspiracy of Paper is exciting, intelligent, and witty--a rare combination in historical novels. It is rich in intriguing detail and peopled with fascinating characters. Recommended enthusiastically."
Author of American Dreams "A well-researched and highly entertaining historical mystery . . . [A] tale of financial skullduggery and multiple murder . . . Conveyed in vivid extended scenes characterized by crisp dialogue and a keen sense of the ways in which character reveals itself . . . The very model of a modern historical mystery."
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Terrific . . . Set in a vividly realized eighteenth-century London . . . Although a financial boom fueled by a new economy or a personal struggle with ethnic identity may seem awfully contemporary, Liss keeps us firmly in another time. . . . The book crackles with period detail, yet the immense research never shows. . . . One can only hope that Liss isn't finished with Benjamin Weaver."
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