A Conspiracy Of Paper by David Liss

A Conspiracy Of Paper

David Liss is one of my favorite historical fiction authors, and A Conspiracy of Paper, his first novel, did not disappoint.  Taking place in 18th century London, Benjamin Weaver, a Jew and former boxer, is asked to investigate his own father’s death.  The novel takes us to the heart of the early London Stock Market, to Jonathan’s Coffee House – where stock jobbers engage in the business of the day.  This wonderful book gives an incredible insight to the social and business consequences of early trading – including the notorious South Sea Company insider trading scandal that eventually brought down the British economy.

Liss is truly a master of historical fiction, and this mystery deserves every one of the five stars I give to it.

5 stars (out of 5)
Published in 2001
506 pages


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