Suspense Sunday #16

Every Sunday I feature a title from an often overlooked genre: Suspense!These are books I’ve read and highly recommend to anyone that loves agood mystery or crime story, sometimes with a little humor thrown in!

Today’s feature title is: A Conspiracy of Paper (Benjamin Weaver #1) by David Liss


In the tradition of The Alienist, this remarkable debut novel by David Liss is a beguiling depiction of the origins of today’s financial markets. A Conspiracy of Paper is the story of Benjamin Weaver, an outsider in 18th-century London: a Jew among Christians, a ruffian among aristocrats, a retired pugilist now tracking down debtors and thieves. While investigating the mysterious death of his estranged father, Weaver uncovers the beginnings of a strange new economic order based on stock speculation.
A Conspiracy of Paper is terrific, seriously terrific. It’s one of the books that got me hooked on historical mystery. I realize the words “stock speculation” probably doesn’t get most folks all excited, but David Liss makes it fascinating, and Benjamin Weaver is a hero to root for! This series is superb!

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  1. Being a bookkeeper and having to kinda follow all that goes on I have some of my own conspiracy therories–this sounds like a definite READ SOON for me–

    Michele aka MikiHope

  2. Michele-I think you'd love it! I can't recommend it highly enough!

  3. I would love to read this one for sure! Thanks for featuring it Kristin!

  4. Who Is Afraid of Alfred Hitchcock?

    Hi! Kristin…
    This is my first-time posting [This maybe my first-time posting, but I'am a current "lurker" too!] at "My Bookish Way too!

    By The Way, The words "mystery," "suspense," "humour" and the book cover sent me over to leave a comment too!
    [Postscript:Happy Easter! To You, and your readers too!]
    Thank-you, for sharing!
    DeeDee ;-D

  5. DeeDee! Thank you for stopping by! I'm so glad you enjoyed the post!

  6. Anachronist-you're most welcome:)

  7. Thank you for another excellent review, Kristin! I'll definitely be telling all of my friends! 😀

    I hope you're having a fabulous Easter!

  8. Hope you are having an amazing day! Shauna from

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