Bluff / Jane Stanton Hitchcock.

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      Summary: "One-time socialite Maud Warner polishes up the rags of her once glittering existence and bluffs her way into a signature New York restaurant on a sunny October day. When she walks out again, a man will have been shot. Maud has grown accustomed to being underestimated and invisible, and she uses her ability to fly under the radar as she pursues celebrity accountant Burt Sklar, the man she believes stole her mother's fortune and left her family in ruins. Her fervent passion for poker has taught Maud that she can turn weakness into strength to take advantage of people who think they are taking advantage of her, and now she has dealt the first card in her high-stakes plan for revenge. One unexpected twist after another follows as Maud plays the most important poker hand of her life. The stakes? To take down her enemies and get justice for their victims. Her success depends on her continuing ability to bluff--and on who will fold. Can she win?" -- Provided by publisher.
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    • ABNT:
      HITCHCOCK, J. S. Bluff. [s. l.]: Poisoned Pen Press, 2019. ISBN 9781464210679. Disponível em: Acesso em: 10 jul. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Hitchcock JS. Bluff. Poisoned Pen Press; 2019. Accessed July 10, 2020.
    • AMA11:
      Hitchcock JS. Bluff. Poisoned Pen Press; 2019. Accessed July 10, 2020.
    • APA:
      Hitchcock, J. S. (2019). Bluff. Poisoned Pen Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Hitchcock, Jane Stanton. 2019. Bluff. Poisoned Pen Press.
    • Harvard:
      Hitchcock, J. S. (2019) Bluff. Poisoned Pen Press. Available at: (Accessed: 10 July 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Hitchcock, JS 2019, Bluff, Poisoned Pen Press, viewed 10 July 2020, .
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      Hitchcock, Jane Stanton. Bluff. Poisoned Pen Press, 2019. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Hitchcock, Jane Stanton. Bluff. Poisoned Pen Press, 2019.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Hitchcock JS. Bluff [Internet]. Poisoned Pen Press; 2019 [cited 2020 Jul 10]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2018 December #1

The axiom "write what you know" deliciously foretells this poker-themed thriller. Hitchcock (Mortal Friends, 2009) is a Brearley and Sarah Lawrence graduate who was defrauded by a man assigned to oversee the nearly $80 million estate left by Hitchcock's father to her mother. The fictitious Maud Warner is a former socialite turned "mature" card shark (another link to the author's life: Hitchcock won her first poker tournament at age 71). Maud's claims that famed accountant Burt Sklar squandered her family fortune have fallen on deaf ears among Manhattan's elite for years. But when she walks into the Four Seasons restaurant and shoots Sklar's lunch companion, millionaire Sun Sunderland, her former friends suddenly take notice. Maud turns the invisibility of a middle-aged woman to her advantage as she hides out among her poker cronies. It soon becomes clear, though, that Maud is playing a long game. Her bluff is more audacious than anyone could imagine. And if she pulls it off, she'll get the payout she's been waiting years to collect. A smartly plotted upper-crust caper. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2018 November #2

At the start of this wry, sly caper novel from Hitchcock (Mortal Friends), 56-year-old former socialite and accomplished poker player Maude Warner, dressed in a vintage Saint Laurent suit (bought back when Yves was still designing) and thrift shop–purchased Louboutin shoes, walks into the Four Seasons restaurant in Manhattan, pulls a handgun from her faux Birkin bag, and fires. A bullet hits billionaire financier Sun Sunderland, who was lunching with his business partner, Burt Sklar, "accountant to the stars." Sklar is also the man Maude blames for stealing her family's fortune. In the chaos that follows, Maude drops the gun, calmly walks out of the restaurant, and catches a train back home to Washington, D.C. As she says, "Older women are invisible and we don't even have to disappear." Chapters vividly narrated by Maude explain what led her to commit her crime and offer hints about what her endgame might be. This delicious novel of sweet revenge reveals, with wit and stylish vigor, a world—New York high society—that the author clearly knows intimately. (Jan.)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.