Reader recommendation: Quincunx

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The Quincunx by Charles Palliser is a suspenseful and page-turning "You Are There" view of crime, poverty, travel, law, prisons, and living in England during the 1820's, as seen through the eyes of a betrayed teenager trying to unravel the mystery of his inheritance.

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