Along Came a Spider - Prologue, Let's Play Make-Believe (1932) Summary & Analysis

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Along Came a Spider is a novel centered on Washington D.C. police detective Alex Cross. Cross and his partner are investigating a group of murders in the poor section of the capitol when they are suddenly pulled away to investigate a high profile kidnapping. Despite his anger at his boss's priorities, Cross finds himself drawn into the kidnapping plot, crossing boundaries that find him accusing his lover of murder. Along Came a Spider is a novel of mystery, romance, and social responsibility that is as thought provoking as it is entertaining.

New Jersey, near Princeton; March 1932. A young boy of twelve sneaks up to the Charles Lindbergh farmhouse and watches as the Lindbergh's settle down to their dinner before using a ladder to climb up to the nursery window and steal twenty month old Charles Lindbergh, Jr. The boy runs with the baby less...

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