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Books by David Liss

A Spectacle of Corruption: Praise
A New York Times Notable Book

"Liss’s mesmerizing prose is so finely crafted that one might mistake his book for literature, were it not for the fact that it is so well plotted and entertaining to read that it is obviously a work of genre fiction. Fans of English history will no doubt find much here to enjoy. Even those who don’t care for crumpets… will be hard pressed not to enjoy this wonderful book. It is easily one of the year’s best."   
— The Boston Globe

"Liss [has] returned for another round with Weaver, and it’s a pleasure to have him back."  
— The New York Times Review of Books

"Liss’s pungent re-creation of 18th-century London–an anarchic place of mobs, ‘cheerful and surly simultaneously,’ where any public gathering is never more than a hair’s breadth from a riot–that makes this book, like its predecessor, so endlessly enjoyable."  
— The Toronto Globe and Mail   

"This is a splendid read and will provide readers with still another vivid panel in Liss’ ever-expanding portrait of Hanoverian London."  
— St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"I became completely dazzled by Liss’ scholarship, his solid story-telling and gritty re-creation of life and politics in early 18th-century England…"   
— Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

 "Liss makes the readers see, smell, feel and taste London of the 1720s, from its finest parlors to its smoky, grimy pubs and excrement-filled alleyways… Liss pulls all the loose plot ends together for a satisfactory — and surprise — ending. Only with Liss, the novel’s symmetry is more artful than typical. The dialogue and narration are marvelously readable and smooth."  
— San Antonio Express-News

"Readers… will relish Liss’s glorious dialogue, lively rogues, fascinating setting and indomitable hero."  

Publishers Weekly

"With eloquent wit, Liss manipulates the concepts of misdirection and probability theory in his serpentine third novel… Dazzling."
— Kirkus Reviews

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