Social Crimes: A Novel

Social Crimes: A Novel

by Jane Stanton Hitchcock
Social Crimes: A Novel

Social Crimes: A Novel

by Jane Stanton Hitchcock


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New York Times bestselling author Jane Stanton Hitchcock's Social Crimes is a riveting thriller of manners, obsession, and revenge that scales the heights and plumbs the depths of the New York social scene.
When Jo Slater, one of New York’s premier socialites and a patron of the arts, befriends a French countess, she ignores warnings from friends about the mysterious newcomer. Soon, the young woman knocks Jo off her Park Avenue throne. But using her knowledge of the greatest historical swindle of all time—a true story involving Marie Antoinette—Jo sets out to reclaim her fortune and her place in society.
For the plan to work, however, she must resort to the most desperate of measures: murder. Social Crimes is a savvy social satire bursting with money, betrayal, and passion that will thrill readers of sophisticated mysteries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062259233
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/04/2013
Series: Jo Slater , #1
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jane Stanton Hitchcock is the New York Times bestselling author of Mortal Friends, The Witches' Hammer, Social Crimes, and Trick of the Eye, as well as several plays. She lives with her husband, syndicated foreign-affairs columnist Jim Hoagland, in New York City and Washington, D.C.

What People are Saying About This

William Safire

It's the novel to watch for best-sellerdom in 2002.

Marie Brenner

Social Crimes thrums with wicked wit and an insider's view of court life in the Manhattan and Southampton of the twenty-first century. Hitchock has seen it and lived it and shares all. She has a keen eye and a perfect ear.

Marie Brenner

Jane has put her eye on the glass of New York...
— author of Great Dames

Susan Cheever

If you combined the dark imagination of Patricia Highsmith with the social savvy of Truman Capote, the result might be Social Crimes. A gripping story of betrayal and murder in the Park Avenue set, Jane Hitchcock's wonderful new novel will keep you enthralled to the last exhilarating page.

Dominick Dunne

Jane Stanton Hitchcock has set her riveting tale of obsession and revenge in the highest financial tier of New York society. She writes with the perception of one who knows her territory well. The conversations are witty, lethal, and right on target. There will be a guessing game as to which character is based on which social figure in the highly publicized existence of this rich, rich group of people, but, believe me, this book is much more than that. It kept me up very late at night.

Christopher Buckley

Fois gras, champagne, a famous pearl necklace, and socialites at each other's throats. What more could you ask for? Great fun.

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