Madness Under the Royal Palms by Laurence Leamer
Love and Death Behind the Gates of Palm Beach

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Love, lust, and fatal hatreds inside America's most exclusive enclave of wealth and privilege--Palm Beach.

Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme devastated the eternally sunny world of Palm Beach, bringing down multimillionaires and destroying once-wealthy widows. The South Florida island and its rarified life suddenly found itself at the epicenter of the scandal, with this strange universe of wealth and privilege under an unrelenting spotlight.

Now, in Madness Under the Royal Palms, Laurence Leamer shows us--as no one else has--this world of the megawealthy, which he calls "as hidden a place as I have ever resided." Digging deep, he hits a dark well of conflicting ambitions--right up to and including murder--much darker than the sky-blue weather and sunny Lily Pulitzer prints most of us associate with Palm Beach.

About Laurence Leamer

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Laurence Leamer is the bestselling author of fourteen books, including The Kennedy Women and Madness Under the Royal Palms. He is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Harper's, and Playboy, and has most recently written cover stories for Newsweek.  He lives in Washington, D.C., and Palm Beach, Florida.  
Published January 9, 2009 by Hachette Books. 368 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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Tampa Bay Times

Related News/Archive Review: Laurence Leamer's 'Madness Under the Royal Palms' puts Palm Beach personalities out front More than a Year ago Palm Beach vacation specials let you live like the rich and famous Leamer's book is constructed as a sort of roundelay.

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Bookmarks Magazine

It is an often shocking, scandalous book that will forever change not only the way Palm Beach is viewed but the life of wealth and privilege in America. Leave it to Leamer, the bestselling author known for getting the inside story on his elusive subjects, to take us behind the walls of Ame...

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