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Subject: A Conspiracy of Paper by David Liss
Date Posted: 5/1/2009 6:02 PM ET
Member Since: 4/23/2007
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I had this book on my TBR pile for some time. I finally picked it up and quickly could not put it down. It has the most obscure subject matter but it was well-written and suspenseful. It was set in old England and it is a murder mystery. His narrative and descriptions really take you to that time and place.

I highly recommend it. I have the sequel and will probably start on it in the near future.

Date Posted: 5/5/2009 3:54 PM ET
Member Since: 4/18/2009
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I remember hearing about this book several years ago, when there was talk of making it into a movie.  It looked really interesting, but I hadn't got a chance to read it yet. 

Date Posted: 5/6/2009 12:24 PM ET
Member Since: 7/29/2008
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I actually found both of these at Goodwill...still on my TBR pile because I wasn't sure I really wanted to read them...glad to hear you liked them...will move them closer to the top of the pile!!!!

Date Posted: 5/6/2009 12:53 PM ET
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I think that's where I found mine, also, Marla!

Date Posted: 5/7/2009 9:12 AM ET
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The second in that series, A Spectacle of Corruption, is even better! The third one is abou to be released. Liss also has several stand-alone historical novels. His books aren't your typical quick mystery, they're very layered and in-depth--sometimes even a bit slow-going in the midsection, so if you like a lot of action/adventure, you might not like them as well. But if you like a meaty literary mystery, you'll love 'em!