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By A Spider's Thread
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Avon Books
Publication date July 1, 2005
Pages 367
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780060506711
ISBN-10 0060506717
Dimensions 1 by 4.25 by 6.75 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $7.99
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Private detective Tess Monaghan gets more than she had bargained for when she is hired by Mark Rubin, an Orthodox Jew, to find his missing wife and three children, who had apparently walked away from Rubin with the help of a mysterious ex-con named Zeke. Reprint.
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New York Times Bestseller

Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman’s Tess Monaghan—first introduced in the classic Baltimore Blues—must track down a missing wife and unravel the secrets in her marriage that led her to flee.

“A hair raising ride.”—Boston Globe

Mark Rubin's family is missing—and the police won't get involved because all the evidence indicates that his wife left willingly. So the successful Baltimore furrier turns to Tess Monaghan, hoping she can help him find his wife and three children. Tess doesn't quite know what to make of Rubin, who doles out vitally important information in grudging dribs and drabs. According to her client, he and his beautiful wife, Natalie, had a flawless, happy marriage. Yet one day, without any warning or explanation, Natalie gathered up their children and vanished.

Tapping into a network of fellow investigators spread across the country, Tess is soon able to locate the runaway wife and the children who have been moving furtively from state to state, town to town. But the Rubins are not alone. A mysterious man is traveling with them, a stranger described by witnesses as "handsome" and "charming" but otherwise unremarkable. And the deeper Tess digs, the more she suspects that the motive behind Natalie's reckless flight lies somewhere in the gap between what Rubin will not say and what he refuses to believe.

An intricate web of betrayal and vengeance is already beginning to unfold, as memory begets rage, and rage begets desperation…and murder. Suddenly, much more than one man's future happiness and stubborn pride are in peril. For the lives of three innocent children are dangling by the slenderest of threads.

 

 



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780060506698
 
from William Morrow & Co (July 1, 2004)
9780060506698 | details & prices | 354 pages | 6.75 × 9.25 × 1.75 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Private detective Tess Monaghan gets more than she had bargained for when she is hired by Mark Rubin, an Orthodox Jew, to find his missing wife and three children, who had apparently walked away from Rubin with the help of an ex-con named Zeke.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780060506711 Book cover for 9780060858445 Book cover for 9780062070913
 
Reissue edition from Harpercollins (May 29, 2012)
9780062070913 | details & prices | 428 pages | 4.25 × 7.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $9.99
About: New York Times BestsellerAward-winning and New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman’s Tess Monaghan—first introduced in the classic Baltimore Blues—must track down a missing wife and unravel the secrets in her marriage that led her to flee.
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Reprint edition from Avon Books (July 1, 2005)
9780060506711 | details & prices | 367 pages | 4.25 × 6.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $7.99
About: Private detective Tess Monaghan gets more than she had bargained for when she is hired by Mark Rubin, an Orthodox Jew, to find his missing wife and three children, who had apparently walked away from Rubin with the help of a mysterious ex-con named Zeke.
Reprint edition from William Morrow & Co (June 28, 2005)
9780060858445 | details & prices | List price $12.95
About: Natalie Rubin, middle-class Jewish wife and mother, has vanished.
Miscellaneous
from Harpercollins (October 13, 2009)
9780061808654 | details & prices | 384 pages | List price $7.99
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780060738617
 
With Linda Emond (other contributor) | Abridged edition from Harperaudio (July 1, 2004)
9780060738617 | details & prices | 5.25 × 5.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $29.95
About: Private detective Tess Monaghan gets more than she had bargained for when she is hired by Mark Rubin, an Orthodox Jew, to find his missing wife and three children, who had apparently walked away from Rubin with the help of an ex-con named Zeke.
Library
Large print edition from Center Point Pub (March 30, 2005)
9781585475506 | details & prices | 384 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $30.95

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