Social crimes: A Novel

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A tale of revenge set in the privileged world of New York Society, where dark secrets lurk beneath the glitter.Jo Slater, one of the grandest of New Yorks grande dames, is knocked off her pedestal when her husband of twenty years dies under strange circumstances and leaves his fortune to a mysterious French countess. As Jo sets about putting together a new life for herself, she gradually uncovers the truth about her husband and the younger woman and discovers that the countess not only wants her money, but her life. Dethroned and dispossessed in the world where she once reigned, she must resort to desperate measures. Using her vast knowledge of the eighteenth century, she concocts an ingenious scheme for revenge based on the greatest historical swindle of all time, a true story involving Marie Antoinette. Jo plots to recoup her entire fortune and reclaim her throne, but she must commit homicide in order to do so. A novel that combines history with mystery, manners with murder, Social Crimes is Patricia Highsmith meets Edith Wharton on a gorgeous day at the beach.
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9780446616720
9781483055541
9780062206565
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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.

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