I am a novelist living in San Antonio, Texas, though, for the record, I am not from Texas. I just live here. I have four novels published: A Conspiracy of Paper (which won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel) and A Spectacle of Corruption were both national bestsellers. They are set in 18th century London and feature Benjamin Weaver, a Jewish former pugilist, thief-taker for hire. Weaver will be back in 2009 with The Devil’s Company, but he’s featured in a new short story, The Double Dealer” in the anthology Thriller , edited by James Patterson. The Coffee Trader is set in 17th century Amsterdam. It was also a national bestseller, and is a book group favorite. My most recent novel, The Ethical Assassin , is a contemporary animal rights thriller about door-to-door encyclopedia salesmen.
My next novel, tentatively called The Whiskey Rebels, will be out in September, 2008. It's set in New York, Philadelphia and Western Pennsylvania during the early 1790s.
For more information, or perhaps for different information, you can visit my web page at www.Davidliss.com. Otherwise, if you are interested in my books, or just want to talk about books in general, please add me as a friend.