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David Liss

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David Liss

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I am the author of thirteen novels, most recently The Peculiarities, a historical fantasy out in September 2021. I've also written numerous novellas and short stories. My previous books include A Conspiracy of Paper which was named a New York Times Notable Book and won the 2001 Barry, MacAvity and Edgar awards for Best First novel. The Coffee Trader was also named a New York Times Notable Book and was selected by the New York Public Library as one of the year’s 25 Books to Remember. Several of these books are currently being developed for television or film. I have also worked on numerous comics projects, including Black Panther and Mystery Men for Marvel, The Spider and Green Hornet for Dynamite, and Angelica Tomorrow. ...more

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A Conspiracy of Paper (Benj...

3.87 avg rating — 10,944 ratings — published 2000 — 4 editions
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The Coffee Trader

3.74 avg rating — 8,342 ratings — published 2003 — 5 editions
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The Whiskey Rebels

3.90 avg rating — 7,300 ratings — published 2008 — 29 editions
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A Spectacle of Corruption (...

3.93 avg rating — 4,658 ratings — published 2004 — 29 editions
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The Devil's Company (Benjam...

3.96 avg rating — 3,397 ratings — published 2007 — 4 editions
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The Twelfth Enchantment

3.48 avg rating — 2,833 ratings — published 2011 — 16 editions
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The Day of Atonement (Benja...

3.94 avg rating — 1,907 ratings — published 2014 — 8 editions
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The Ethical Assassin

3.54 avg rating — 1,517 ratings — published 2006 — 24 editions
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Spider-Man: Hostile Takeover

3.97 avg rating — 1,218 ratings — published 2018
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Randoms (Randoms, #1)

4.33 avg rating — 759 ratings — published 2015 — 8 editions
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“Sometimes you make your mistakes with your eyes wide open.”
David Liss

“I enjoy my pettiness with a dose of wit.”
David Liss, The Whiskey Rebels

“What had passed between them had been real and true and lived. Not like the silly infatuation she had felt for [him] when she was 16, or the foolish attraction she’d felt. Theirs had been a true love. Forged and built and earned.”
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message 8: by M

M Thanks for the invitation! I really loved The Ethical Assassin, but I still love my pork!! (Though I must admit it did put me off it for a bit.) However, I am definitely off door-to-door salesmen!! Actually, a week or so after finishing the book, a K***y guy stopped by and I let him clean my rug and then told them no thanks as I thought of Lem's slimy boss. Thanks for the confidence!!


message 7: by Meg

Meg Thanks for adding me to your friends. I promise to add more detail to my reviews of your books and post all the ones I've read. (And I've loved them all.)

;)


message 6: by Saleh

Saleh Hi.What We Talk About When We Talk About Love?PLZ Answer The Question In My Profile.


edifanob Hi David,
thank you for the book recommendation.
I put it on my to-read list.

ediFanoB


QUOTE
"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."
J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
British scholar & fantasy novelist (1892 - 1973)


Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi David and thanks for the book recommendation.
Sound pretty interesting. I'll have to check it out!
Jeannie


Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi David and thanks for adding me as a friend. Even if you're not from Texas, I'm sending a warm southern hello and we're glad you're here. You have such an impressive bio! I know you're a busy man, but if you have the time, I'd love for you to visit my web site, jeanniebarber.com. I'm a novice writer so feel free to make any kind of suggestions, ideas or thoughts to correct it. I’m co-authoring a novel with Patty Wiseman, another friend on Goodreads. We’ve known each other for over 30 years. While you're there, please sign the guestbook, too! There’s also a link to our book you can click on…clairkelley@synthasite.com. This site is brand new and in the editing stage as is our story. Please visit it as well. We’re both very green, but we’ve met so many people on this site willing to reach out and offer advice or a guiding hand, we feel very blessed.
Thanks,
Jeannie



Vivian Zabel Thank you for adding me, David. I'm definitely interested in some of your titles. I'll add them to my list of books to read.

My first mystery/suspense was released in June, after many years of trying to write mysteries.

Are you participating in the Texas Book Festival in Austin? Our publishing house is too small to afford that festival, yet. We're going to Decatur (GA) the last of this month, though.

Vivian



message 1: by J.R.

J.R. Thanks for adding me to your friends, David. Your books are being added to my to read list.


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