Social Crimes

By Jane Stanton Hitchcock
Read by Barbara Rosenblat

11.82 Hours 06/01/2003 unabridged
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Dark secrets lurk beneath the glamour and glitter of New York’s high-society life in this riveting tale of murder, obsession, and revenge. Jo Slater, one of the grandest of New York’s 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. When Jo discovers she has been the victim of a plot, she decides to set things straight. And nothing is going to get in her way.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times Bestseller

A Booklist Top 10 Audiobook Mystery

Dark secrets lurk beneath the glamour and glitter of New York’s high-society life in this riveting tale of murder, obsession, and revenge. Jo Slater, one of the grandest of New York’s 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. When Jo discovers she has been the victim of a plot, she decides to set things straight. And nothing is going to get in her way.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This deliciously dark novel sneaks a knowing glimpse at a gilded world…[a] killer read.” People
“Hitchcock does a smashing job…her writing is clever and funny…An amusing and highly readable X-ray of Manhattan’s smart set.” Newsday
“Sophisticated entertainment for readers with a taste for luxury and a peeping-Tom urge to spy on high society.” New York Observer
“Barbara Rosenblat’s performance of Jo’s story is flawless as she becomes the cultured, rich philanthropist; the sycophantic Monique; the smarmy lawyers; and the others of this social set.” AudioFile
“Rosenblat…exquisitely captures the world of the glitterati and the determination of one woman to avenge her betrayal.” Booklist 
“Ruth Rendell meets Dominick Dunne in this deliciously dark and witty novel…For sophisticated readers wanting the perfect beach read, [Social Crimes] offers a bubbly cocktail of psychological suspense and social satire.” Library Journal
“[A] witty, detailed, quirky and funny tale. Rosenblat is a great reader who captures all the special moments with ease and aplomb." Kliatt
“No other narrator could have performed this feat as audaciously as Rosenblat.” Audiobook Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Jane Stanton Hitchcock

Jane Stanton Hitchcock has written several novels, including Trick of the Eye, Social Crimes (People magazine’s Beach Book of the Week), and One Dangerous Lady. She lives in New York and Washington, DC.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 11.82
Audience: Adult
Language: English