Bringing together the worlds of true crime and high art, an intriguing new study of the nation's most notorious unsolved murder case offers a compelling explanation for the unusual and brutal nature of the killing, links the victim to an array of influential people of the time, and features never-before-published crime-scene and autopsy photographs.
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.
The producer of Bones and best-selling author of 206 Bones presents a latest work in which the intrepid forensic anthropologist investigates the death of a man who appears to have died while engaged in a bizarre sexual act and who was originally declared dead four decades earlier.
The latest test subject in a covert government experiment, abandoned six-year-old Amy is rescued by an FBI agent who hides them in the Oregon hills, from which Amy emerges a century later to save the human race from a terrifying virus.
Documents the efforts of the Vidocq Society, a trio of gifted investigators, to solve such cold cases as those of JonBenet Ramsey, the Butcher of Cleveland, and Jack the Ripper, and details their work with top forensic specialists.
Invited to New York by his estranged daughter, Mari, seventy-something Japanese gardener Mas Arai discovers that Mari has taken off, leaving Mas alone with his new son-in-law Lloyd, who is planning to open a Japanese garden, only to find himself caught up in murder when Lloyd's boss is found dead and Mari is arrested for the crime. Reprint.
When a close friend is found murdered shortly after winning a half-million dollars from a novelty slot machine, Japanese-American gardener Mas Arai discovers that a snakeskin shamisen, a traditional Okinawa musical instrument, could hold a clue to the killer's identity and follows a trail that leads from the streets of L.A. to Okinawa in pursuit of the truth. Original. 20,000 first printing.
Set in modern L.A., this novel of moral and spiritual reckoning finds a Japanese American who survived the horrors of Hiroshima forced to relive the nightmare when a stranger shows up looking for him. A first novel. Reprint.
Mas Arai is all set to be the best man at his friend Haruo's wedding, until an ancient Japanese doll display owned by Haruo's fiancée goes missing, prompting Mas to take the case to clear his friend's name, in an investigation that uncovers a world of deception and murder. By the Edgar Award-winning author of Snakeskin Shamisen.
Forty years after the disappearance of Harriet Vanger from the secluded island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger family, her octogenarian uncle, convinced that she was murdered by someone from her own deeply dysfunctional clan, hires journalist Mikael Blomkvist, assisted by the unconventional young hacker Lisbeth Salander, to investigate. Translated by Reg Keeland.
Traces the criminal investigation of the notorious mobster, documenting his rise during the Prohibition era, the legal strategy that enabled his prosecution, and the possibility that he was innocent of the St. Valentine's Day massacre.