By A Spider's Thread

By A Spider's Thread

Book - 2004
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Tess Monaghan is asked to locate the wife and children of a wealthy Orthodox Jew who seems reluctant to provide Tess with all of the information she needs to find them.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2004
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780060506698
Branch Call Number: FIC Lippm 3558ad 1
Characteristics: xii, 354 p


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Sep 03, 2017

Was a good read. One of her better books.

Jun 07, 2013

YOU'VE COME A LONG WAY, BABY. Lippman has created an Everytomboy in Tess Monaghan: marriage-averse, sports-loving, and wise-cracking. And it's clear that in the 7 years since she started publishing the series, Lippman has come a long way. It used to be that Laura Lippman was the queen of product placement: why use descriptive prose when you can drop an obscure brandname, circa 1970s (e.g. Banlons & Barcaloungers)? She has toned that down in this book. Ref: pg 78

Aug 18, 2012

Highly recommended! This is my favorite Laura Lippman book with Tess Monaghan (very hard choice, as I am a big fan of all the Tess Monaghan books.) But I really like the character of Mark Rubin, and how he is hard-headed and practical (regarding his business) yet romantic and impractical about his wife, Natalie. For that matter, Natalie is also full of contradictions — or perhaps just caught between conflicting desires and options. I think the Jewish religions/traditions/culture are woven into the story in a really interesting way.

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