October 28, 2012 · 4:30 PM
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Hope to see you at our OCTOBER meetup!
WHAT WE ARE READING AND DISCUSSING:
Common Author: Read any mystery by Graham Greene >>
*Jacque brings info about this author
Common Book: A Conspiracy of Paper, by David Liss (2000)
Benjamin Weaver, a Jew and an ex-boxer, is an outsider in eighteenth-century London, tracking down debtors and felons for aristocratic clients. The son of a wealthy stock trader, he lives estranged from his family—until he is asked to investigate his father’s sudden death. Thus Weaver descends into the deceptive world of the English stock jobbers, gliding between coffee houses and gaming houses, drawing rooms and bordellos. The more Weaver uncovers, the darker the truth becomes, until he realizes that he is following too closely in his father’s footsteps—and they just might lead him to his own grave.
- 2001 Macavity Award for Best First Mystery Novel
- 2001 Edgar Award for Best First Novel
- First in the Benjamin Weaver series (3)
NEXT YEAR LIST
We will continue and refine our discussion about the 2013 reading list after the regular meetup. In September we talked about choosing new Edgar Grand Masters for a common author, and a few ideas were tossed around for choosing a common book. Come prepared to discuss and finalize the general "theme" of 2013. We will do the final vote at November's meetup.