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David Liss


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David Liss was born in 1966 and grew up in south Florida. He is currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of English at Columbia University. He lives in New York City.
 
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The Bethlehem Murders (2007)
(Omar Yussef, book 1)
Matt Rees
"The Collaborator of Bethlehem is the best-and the rarest-sort of mystery: exciting and compelling, but it is also a deeply moving story that will, for many readers, shed much needed light on the conditions in the Palestinian territories."
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The Brothers Boswell (2009)
Philip Baruth
"The Brothers Boswell is such an impressive book, both for its ability to inhabit its source material and for how well it shines on its own merits. Many novels claim to be literary thrillers, but rarely are they quite this literary and quite this thrilling. Philip Baruth has written a remarkable work.'"
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The Holy Thief (2010)
(Captain Alexei Dimitrevich Korolev, book 1)
William Ryan
"Without doubt, The Holy Thief is one of the best historical mysteries I've read in the last ten years."
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West of Here (2011)
Jonathan Evison
"Evison is a major new voice in American fiction."
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Diabolical (2011)
(Jake Hatcher, book 2)
Hank Schwaeble
"A fast-paced, clever, scary, gripping, page-turning monster of a novel."
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The House of Velvet and Glass (2012)
(Lost Book of Salem, book 2)
Katherine Howe
"Katherine Howe follows up her amazing debut with The House of Velvet and Glass, a thoughtful journey into the realms of the supernatural that inhabits its source material with effortless ease and charm. A totally absorbing read peopled with characters who will haunt readers' minds."
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Shadow of the Lions (2017)
Christopher Swann
"A wonderful coming of age story, a taut emotional rollercoaster, and a hell of a debut. Christopher Swann hits the sweet spot with a novel that has a gripping plot, beautifully rendered characters, and an accomplished style. I loved it."

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