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HALL OF FAMEon 28 April 2005
I enjoyed Trick of an Eye when it came out, but this is better. Jo Slater, social queen bee of New York is the 45 year old second wife of a self-made multimillionaire who discovers her husband has left all his money to her new best friend, the Comtesse de Passy. Jo has taught her rival everything (including a few secret details about how she became her husband's mistress in Oklahoma)and now the Frenchwoman takes over everything - fortune, houses, servants - while Jo has to fly tourist class in search of evidence that her enemy is a serial killer. Although the novel begins with too many frenzied Vanity Fair style jokes about the social scene it gets better and better as it charts Jo's plunge from grace and her clever revenge. Very All About Eve crossed with Dominic Dunne, it's a great holiday read.
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on 16 October 2005
Jo Slater is a very wealthy, very powerful socialite. She serves on the board of one of New York's most prestigious museum, she owns one of the worlds most impressive collection of eighteenth century furniture, she throws the best parties and has friends in all of the right places. Jo worked very hard to get to where she was, as she was not born into this life. However, it the blink of an eye all that Jo had worked so hard to attain was ripped away from her upon her husbands death. That is thanks in part to the beautiful French Countess Monique de Passay who began an affair with Lucius Slater, Jo's husband of over twenty years, a little over a year before Lucius' death. Lucius' will leaves all of his assets split between the Countess and his son leaving Jo virtually penniless and in a lot of debt. After years of obsessing over revenge, Jo finally devises a plan to bring down the Countess and regain her standing in society.
I thoroughly enjoyed this novel of New York's socially elite and how quickly it can all be taken away. "SOCIAL CRIMES" is a very enjoyable book that will have you rooting for Jo all the way.
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on 24 February 2012
I got the book on my last holiday, and I could'nt stop reading.
It is sophisticated and exciting, and I'm looking forward to read
Hitchcock's other bookes.
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on 10 February 2013
It was in good codintions but it came seven days later. I do not know why. I waited it on 17/01/2013
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