I picked up A Conspiracy of Paper, by David Liss because it’s my book club’s selection for this month, and I can’t wait to discuss it tomorrow night with my fellow book clubbers (this month’s meeting will be my first)!
A financial mystery set in early 1700 England tells the story of Benjamin Weaver, a Jewish thief taker with a bit of shade in his own past who reconciles a long time estrangement from his family after learning that his father’s “accidental” death was no accident. The story weaves in and out of the financial markets, where Benjamin believes he will find answers to the questions surrounding his father’s death.
Benjamin Weaver is one of the best main characters I’ve ever met. He’s a man of many attractive qualities and so forward and sure of himself. I like him so much that I will be checking out the sequel, A Spectacle of Corruption, as soon as possible.
The story contains elements of mystery, romance, financial ruin and gain, and loads of great humor. Have your dictionary handy and prepare yourself to be sucked in to a great mystery!
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