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The Resource By a spider's thread, Laura Lippman

By a spider's thread, Laura Lippman

Label
By a spider's thread
Title
By a spider's thread
Statement of responsibility
Laura Lippman
Title variation
By a spiders thread
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When successful Baltimore furrier Mark Rubin's beautiful wife, Natalie, disappears with their three children, the police turn him away, noting that all evidence indicates she left willingly. And there's no crime in walking out on an unhappy marriage. Private detective Tess Monaghan is his only hope, but Tess isn't quite sure what she can do for Mark. She also doesn't know what to make of her new client's claim that he and Natalie were the model for wedded bliss. Tess's instincts tell her there's something off about Mark's picture-perfect view of his marriage--and that he's withholding information from her. After Tess puts the word out to her network of fellow investigators around the country, she soon locates Natalie and the children. It appears they've been traveling from state to state in the company of a mysterious man--a stranger described by witnesses as "handsome" and "charming" but otherwise unremarkable. As Tess investigates further, she becomes more convinced that Natalie's motive for running away lies in the gap between what Rubin will not say and what he refuses to believe. But when murder strikes, Tess finds herself involved in an intricate web of betrayal and vengeance--and now there's more than one man's stubborn pride in peril. The lives of three innocent children hang in the balance
Member of
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 an ex-con named Zeke
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award, 2004.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
126530
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lippman, Laura
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Tess Monaghan novel
Series volume
8
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  • Monaghan, Tess
  • Women private investigators
  • Jewish families
  • Missing persons
  • Runaway wives
  • Murderers
  • Maryland
  • Jewish families
  • Missing persons
  • Monaghan, Tess
  • Murderers
  • Runaway wives
  • Women private investigators
  • Maryland
Target audience
adult
Label
By a spider's thread, Laura Lippman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn956923566
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
354, 16 pages
Isbn
9780060858445
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)956923566
Label
By a spider's thread, Laura Lippman
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn956923566
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
354, 16 pages
Isbn
9780060858445
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)956923566

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