A CONSPIRACY OF PAPER: A Novel.
Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )
New York: Random House, 2000. First edition - The author's first book, set in early 18th century England, winner of the Edgar Award for best first novel and of the Barry and Macavity awards. Kirkus Reviews calls it "A well-researched and highly entertaining historical mystery debut. Liss's fiendishly intricate tale of financial skulduggery and multiple murder, set in a solidly realized early-eighteenth-century London, has as its redoubtable protagonist and narrator one Benjamin Weaver. The very model of a modern historical mystery." Also named a New York Times Notable Book for 2000. 435 pp.
Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (a new copy.) While this is not a scarce advance issue, it is much less easily found than the trade edition, which (according to the cover of this copy) had a planned printing of 150,000 copies.