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By a Spider's Thread
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher William Morrow & Co
Publication date June 28, 2005
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780060858445
ISBN-10 0060858443
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $12.95
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Natalie Rubin, middle-class Jewish wife and mother, has vanished. Worse, she has taken her three children - nine year old Isaac and boy/girl twins of five - with her. Her husband Mark is devastated. He loves her, he thought she was happy. He approaches Tess to trace her. At first Tess is wary. She doesn't like getting involved in domestic disputes, and Mark's love for his wife seems to contain a strong desire to control her. Did he drive her away? Did he perhaps kill her? But as Tess pursues her quest for Natalie, she discovers a woman whose past were better kept hidden, a man whose values will challenge her own, and a family that knows how to button up its secrets ...A SPIDER'S THREAD is part tense thriller, part all-too-human drama about what families do to each other It confirms Laura Lippman as a storyteller of rare intelligence, insight and power.

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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.
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.
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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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