I just finished reading A Conspiracy of Paper by David Liss. The book was originally published in 2000. It is a murder mystery set in England in the early 18th century. The murder is motivated by financial fraud in England’s developing stock market. I am not usually a reader of mystery novels, but I have gotten interested in this time period by Neal Stephenson’s Baroque Cycle, which dealt with the major upheavals in science and economics that occurred in the 18th century.