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The Peculiarities -- book cover

The Peculiarities

A clueless young man becomes embroiled in a deadly supernatural mystery in Victorian London. Rooted in strange conspiracies and secret societies, this absurdist comedic romp combines strange bedfellows with murderous creatures, resulting in an unexpectedly delightful consequences.

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The Day of Atonement -- book cover

The Day of Atonement

Sebastião Raposa is only thirteen when his parents are unjustly imprisoned—never to be seen again—and he is forced to flee from Portugal, lest he too fall victim to the Inquisition. But ten years in exile only serves to whet his appetite for vengeance. Returning at last to Lisbon, in the guise of English businessman Sebastian Foxx, he is no longer a frightened boy but a dangerous man tormented by his violent impulses. Haunted by the specter of all he has lost, Foxx is determined to exorcise his demons by punishing an unforgivable enemy with unrelenting fury.

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The Twelfth Enchantment -- book cover

The Twelfth Enchantment

Lucy Derrick is a young woman of good breeding and poor finances. After the death of her beloved father, she is forced to maintain a shabby dignity as the unwanted boarder of her tyrannical uncle, fending off marriage to a local mill owner. But just as she is on the cusp of accepting a life of misery, events take a stunning turn when a handsome stranger—the poet and notorious rake Lord Byron—arrives at her house, stricken by what seems to be a curse, and with a cryptic message for Lucy.

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The Devil’s Company -- book cover

The Devil’s Company

From the acclaimed author of The Whiskey Rebels and A Conspiracy of Paper comes a superb new historical thriller set in the splendor and squalor of eighteenth-century London. In Benjamin Weaver, David Liss has created one of fiction’s most enthralling characters.

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The Whiskey Rebels -- book cover

The Whiskey Rebels

Philadelphia, 1792. Ethan Saunders, a spy for General Washington during the war, has been forced to resign when framed for sedition. The debacle cost him his reputation and his beloved fiancée. Now, friendless and haunting the most wretched taverns, he is approached for an unlikely task-to find the missing husband of Cynthia Pearson, his onetime fiancee.

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A Conspiracy of Paper -- book cover

A Conspiracy of Paper

Benjamin Weaver is an outsider in eighteenth-century London: A Jew among Christians; a ruffian among aristocrats; a retired pugilist who, hired by London’s gentry, travels through the criminal underworld in pursuit of debtors and thieves. In A Conspiracy of Paper, Weaver becomes entangled with a crime of the most personal sort, involving the mysterious death of his estranged father, a notorious stock-jobber.

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The Coffee Trader

Amsterdam, 1659. On the world’s first commodities exchange, wealth is won and lost in an instant. Miguel Lienzo, a crafty trader in the city’s close-knit community of Portuguese Jews, knows this too well. Once among the most envied of merchants, Miguel has lost everything in a sudden shift in the sugar markets.

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The Ethical Assassin -- book cover

The Ethical Assassin

No one is more surprised than Lem Altick when it turns out he’s actually good at peddling encyclopedias door to door. He hates the predatory world of sales, but he needs the money to pay for college. Then things go horribly wrong. In a sweltering trailer in rural Florida, a couple Lem has spent hours pitching is shot dead before his eyes, and the unassuming young man descends into the dark world of conspiracy and murder.

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A Spectacle of Corruption -- book cover

A Spectacle of Corruption

Benjamin Weaver, the quick-witted pugilist turned private investigator, returns in David Liss’s sequel to the Edgar Award-winning novel, A Conspiracy of Paper. Moments after his conviction for a murder he did not commit, at a trial presided over by a judge determined to find him guilty, Benjamin Weaver is accosted by a stranger who cunningly slips a lockpick and a file into his hands.

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Randoms -- book cover

Randoms

A science fiction superfan finds himself on his very own space adventure when he’s randomly selected to join an alien confederacy in this hilarious middle grade debut novel.

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Rebels -- book cover

Rebels

A science fiction superfan is heading back to space on a new mission to save Earth in this hilarious follow-up to Randoms.

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Renegades -- book cover

Renegades

The concluding volume of the Randoms series!

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Paleo/The Doomsday Prepper -- book cover

Paleo/The Doomsday Prepper

Two great novellas, one convenient volume!

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Spider-Man: Hostile Takeover -- book cover

Spider-Man: Hostile Takeover

THE OFFICIAL PREQUEL TO THE BLOCKBUSTER ACTION VIDEO GAME! PETER PARKER is caught in a complicated web. Working in a cutting-edge laboratory, he's a young scientist who's trying to make a difference. Yet he's constantly burdened by the responsibilities of his second career as the crime-fighting...

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Four Summoner’s Tales -- book cover

Four Summoner’s Tales

What if the dead could be summoned from their graves—for a price? What if a quartet of distinctive storytellers took a stab at this deceptively simple idea—on a dare? The answers lie here, in Four Summoner’s Tales, as these acclaimed writers accept the challenge and rise to the occasion—in four brilliantly chilling ways. It’s all in the execution.

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Limbus, Inc. – Book III -- book cover

Limbus, Inc. – Book III

Volume III of the acclaimed Limbus series, including my novella Infamous.

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