Benjamin Weaver

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 337 ratings

A Spectacle of Corruption Publisher's Summary

Benjamin Weaver, the quick-witted pugilist turned private investigator, who was first introduced in the Edgar Award-winning novel, The Conspiracy of Paper, returns.

While inquiring into some threatening notes sent to a Church of England priest, Weaver is arrested for the murder of a dockworker. After his conviction, engineered by a crooked judge who has blatantly instructed the jury to disregard the truth, Weaver escapes from prison, intent upon proving his innocence.

Meanwhile, Great Britain is reeling from a financial scandal that has sent the economy into a downward spiral; it is also preparing for a general parliamentary election - an event that happens only every seven years. Not generally someone to get caught up in politics, Benjamin Weaver finds himself caught in the crossfire of election trickery as he attempts to clear his name.

The question remains, however: What good is proving his innocence, again, when having done so once only resulted in conviction? Instead, he is determined to work against his enemies and learn their secrets to try to discover why he has been singled out for this prosecution. The most likely engineer of his ruin is Dennis Dogmill, a tobacco importer and the election agent of the Whig candidate for the Westminster Parliamentary seat. Dogmill's opponent, and Weaver's unlikely ally, is Griffin Melbury, the Tory candidate and the husband of his cousin's widow, Miriam, whom Weaver once sought to marry.

To discover the truth about the plot against him, Weaver disguises himself as a newly returned West Indian plantation owner. He must integrate himself with London society and political manipulators in order to learn the truth.

©2004 David Liss (P)2004 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

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  • Book 2

    • A Spectacle of Corruption

    • By: David Liss
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 129
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 87

    While inquiring into some threatening notes sent to a Church of England priest, Benjamin Weaver is arrested for the murder of a dockworker. After his conviction, engineered by a crooked judge who has blatantly instructed the jury to disregard the truth, Weaver escapes from prison, intent upon proving his innocence.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Liss-less

    • By Harley on 06-19-12

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 3

    • The Devil's Company

    • By: David Liss
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 208
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 112

    When Benjamin Weaver is blackmailed into stealing documents from the ruthless British East India Company, he soon discovers the theft of trade secrets is only the first move in a daring conspiracy within the 18th century's most powerful corporation. To save his friends and family, Weaver must infiltrate the company, navigate its warring factions, and uncover a secret plot of corporate rivals, foreign spies, and government operatives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very involving story

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-17-09

    Regular price: $29.99