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Mortal Friends
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"Murder, blackmail, and betrayal, all set against the glittering backdrop of Washington society."
—The Today Show

No one knows the world of high society better that New York Times bestselling author Jane Stanton Hitchcock—and no one captures its behind-the-scenes scandals and secrets better. In Mortal Friends, the Edgar® Award-nominated author of Trick of the Eye and Social Crimes offers readers a comedy of manners and murders which Barbara Goldsmith describes as a "dizzying dash through the heights of Washington society, a high velocity novel with more twists than a corkscrew." Dominick Dunne said, "I had a great weekend with this book." Find out how the other half live—and die—by spending some quality time with Mortal Friends.

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Jane Stanton Hitchcock. (2009). Mortal Friends. Unabridged HarperAudio.

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Jane Stanton Hitchcock. Mortal Friends. Unabridged HarperAudio, 2009.

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—The Today Show

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      • content: What might be just another mystery-romance about the posh Washington set becomes an engrossing thriller. Reven (that's "never" spelled backwards) owns an antique shop and gossip-stop in the nation's capital. A serial killer called "The Beltway Basher" is murdering women and depositing their bodies in nearby parks, one where Reven and her old school chum, Violet, jog. Gunner, a mysterious and very sexy detective, believes the killer is the power-player Reven is dating. Jennifer Van Dyck's performance adds gloss to a polished story. She uses her sultry tones, whip-smart wisecracks, and spot-on pacing to keep listeners guessing. Well-drawn characters, lots of red herrings, a thrilling surprise ending, and Van Dyck's accomplished narration make this worthwhile entertainment. S.J.H. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine
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        's “Mr. Big”) Bob Poll, is also a person of interest in the case. Gossip, manipulation and infidelity all happen behind Washington's velvet curtain, and it's the stuff of high school, but with higher—nay,
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        Reven Lynch, antique-shop proprietor, may be a little down on her luck, but her position inD.C.s high society remains intact, thanks mainly to her longtime friendship with the reigning doyenne, Violet Bolton. Violet, a true-crime buff, and Reven are all atwitter about the serial killer dubbed the Beltway Basher, butafter a body is found near her precious Georgetown row house, Revens interest turns to fear. When Gunner, a special investigator, appears on her shop doorstep asking for help with the casethe killer may be linked to the society crowdReven is at first thrilled, but as the investigation mounts, she is shocked that people close to her might be involved. Hitchcock deploys the same sharp wit and cynical attitude toward high society that she exhibited in One Dangerous Lady (2002)and Social Crimes (2005), though those barbs were aimed at Manhattan socialites. Her D.C. characters are almost interchangeable with their Manhattan counterparts, but the new setting and circumstances are more than enough to compensate. Good, bitchyfun.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2009, American Library Association.)

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—The Today Show

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