Book Reviews of A Spectacle of Corruption (Benjamin Weaver, Bk 2)

A Spectacle of Corruption (Benjamin Weaver, Bk 2)
A Spectacle of Corruption - Benjamin Weaver, Bk 2
Author: David Liss
ISBN-13: 9780375508554
ISBN-10: 0375508554
Publication Date: 3/16/2004
Pages: 400
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: Random House
Book Type: Hardcover
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#2 in the Benjamin Weaver historical mystery series set in 1720's London. Weaver is a Jewish thief-taker who is wrongly convicted of a murder and hauled off to Newgate prison. With the help of some unknown benefactor, he makes his escape and sets out to prove his innocence. What seems a simple plot to get him off the street ends up being a complicated political machination to the point where nothing is what it seems and there are multiple and varied possible explanations for every action. I really enjoyed this book. I liked the first in the series too, but found it sloggy and slow-going at times. This one moved at a much faster pace and held my interest all the way through.
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This is a paperback edition.