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Laura Lippman

Originally posted July 2004

By A Spider's Thread

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A wife has inexplicably run away from home, as Laura Lippman's mystery opens. And she has taken her children with her. Her husband, an upstanding but clueless man, comes to private eye Tess Monaghan for help. Lippman's title comes from a Talmudic proverb: "Evil inclination is at first as slender as a spider's thread, and then strong as a rope."




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Laura Lippman grew up in Baltimore and returned to her hometown in 1989 to work as a journalist. After writing seven books while still a full-time reporter, she left the Baltimore Sun to focus on fiction. The author of two New York Times bestsellers, What the Dead Know and Another Thing to Fall, she has won numerous awards for her work, including the Edgar, Quill, Anthony, Nero Wolfe, Agatha, Gumshoe, Barry, and Macavity.

Find Laura Lippman on the web: www.lauralippman.com

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