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A Spectacle Of Corruption By David Liss

A Spectacle Of Corruption
by David Liss

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A rambunctious eighteenth century detective story.
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A Spectacle Of Corruption Summary

A Spectacle Of Corruption by David Liss

Benjamin Weaver is awaiting death in Newgate gaol. Mysteriously convicted for a murder he didn't commit by a judge determined to see him hang, he is suddenly - and equally mysteriously - offered the means to escape. What, you may well ask, is going on?
It's a question Weaver asks of himself as he slinks out into the London night on a mission to clear his name. In doing so, he steps straight into a labyrinthine plot that weaves, like Benjamin, across eighteenth century London. For the conspiracy against him is part of a grimmer and gaudier picture: one that encompasses double-dealings and dockworkers, the extorting of a priest - and a looming election with the potential to spark a revolution and topple the monarchy.
Handily, Weaver is a private investigator. He's also an ex-pugilist, which is also a good thing when it comes to punching his weight in the 'polite' society of plotters and politicians, power-brokers, crime lords, assassins and spies. At the apex of which sits, rather precariously, a recent import from Hanover: The King.

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A Spectacle Of Corruption Reviews

A tightly plotted, engrossing read. * WATERSTONES BOOKS QUARTERLY *
The end of the story is both surprising and unexpected. I would recommend this book highly as both a straightforward mystery and for the picture it paints of early 18th century politics and society. * HISTORICAL NOVELS REVIEW *

About David Liss

Liss won the Best First crime novel award in the USA for A Conspiracy of Paper.

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A Spectacle Of Corruption by David Liss
David Liss
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Little, Brown Book Group
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