Unrepentant book thief John Charles Gilkey has stolen a fortune in rare books from around the county. Yet unlike most thieves, who steal for profit, Gilkey steals for the love of the books. Perhaps equally obsessive, though, is Ken Sanders, the self-appointed "bibliodick" driven to catch him. Sanders, a lifelong rare book collector and dealer turned amateur detective, will stop at nothing to catch the thief plaguing his trade.
The last two years have been monstrously unpleasant for high-society journalist Gus Bailey. His propensity for gossip has finally gotten him into trouble?$11 million worth. His problems begin when he falls hook, line, and sinker for a fake story from an unreliable source and repeats it on a radio program. As a result of his flip comments, Gus becomes embroiled in a nasty slander suit brought by Kyle Cramden, the powerful congressman he accuses of being involved in the mysterious disappearance of a young woman, and he fears it could mean the end of him.The stress of the lawsuit makes it difficult for Gus to focus on the novel he has been contracted to write, which is based on the suspicious death of billionaire Konstantin Zacharias. It is a story that hasdominated the party conversations of Manhattan's chattering classes for more than two years. The convicted murderer is behind bars, but Gus is not convinced that justice was served. There are too many unanswered questions, such as why a paranoid man who was usually accompanied by bodyguards was without protection the very night he perished in a tragic fire.Konstantin's hot-tempered widow, Perla, is obsessed with climbing the social ladder and, as a result, she will do anything to suppress this potentially damaging story. Gus is convinced she is the only thing standing between him and the truth. Dominick Dunne revives the world he first introduced in his mega-bestselling novel People Like Us, and he brings readers up to date on favorite characters such asRuby and Elias Renthal, Lil Altemus, and, of course, the beloved Gus Bailey. Once again, he invites us to pull up a seat at the most important tables at Swifty's, get past the doormen at esteemed social clubs like The Butterfield, and venture into the innermost chambers of the Upper East Side's most sumptuous mansions.Too Much Money is a satisfying, mischievous, and compulsively readable tale by the most brilliant society chronicler of our time?the man who knew all the secrets and wasn't afraid to share them.
Sergeants George Sueno and Ernie Bascom, Military Intelligence MPs, investigate the identity of a dead soldier after a Korean fortune teller reports being "bothered" by a dead American soldier who wants his bones found and buried.
Hired by a preppy college dropout to discern the fate of a four-year-old girl who disappeared more than twenty years earlier, Kinsey Millhone investigates the young man's sketchy memories about a burial scene he believes he discovered at the age of six.
When V.I. Warshawski is asked to find a man who's been missing for four decades, a search that she figured would be futile becomes lethal. Afraid to learn that her adored father might have been a bent cop working for the Chicago P.D., V.I. takes the investigation all the way to its frightening end.
Former IRA killer Gerry Fegan finds himself haunted by the ghosts of 12 of his innocent victims and comes to the conclusion that he must kill the men who gave him his orders so many years ago.
When she tries to return a missing cell phone she found in a movie theater where she was watching Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo, Cece Caruso makes a call and hears the phone's owner, Anita Colby, being pushed off a cliff and now Cece is under suspicion, propelling her into a Hitchcockian world of intrigue and danger.
Having lied to so many throughout the years, Micah is justifiably known by all as a compulsive liar, but when her boyfriend suddenly dies, truth and fiction are blurred in entirely new ways and Micah must come to terms with the damage she has done through the complex web of deceit she has woven.
In the aftermath of a mystery magazine publisher's untimely murder, Ann Arbor detective Elizabeth Waishkey wonders if David Loogan, a man with a violent past who was having an affair with the victim's wife, is responsible for the crime, or an ally who could help her to solve the case.
English Captain Charles Hunter and his crew of ruffians sail from colonial Jamaica to infiltrate a Spanish-controlled island, commandeering the galleon El Trinidad and its fortune in gold after a bloody battle, but Hunter and his crew have plenty of danger and adventure ahead of them, in this 17th-century swashbuckling tale found among the late author's files after his passing. 1.25 million first printing.