Too Much Money by Dominick Dunne
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The last two years have been monstrously unpleasant for high-society journalist Gus Bailey. When he falls for a fake story and implicates a powerful congressman in some rather nasty business on a radio program, Gus becomes embroiled in a slander suit. The stress makes it difficult for him to focus on his next novel, which is based on the suspicious death of billionaire Konstantin Zacharias. The convicted murderer is behind bars, but Gus is not convinced that justice was served. There are too many unanswered questions, and Konstantin’s hot-tempered widow will do anything to conceal the truth.

Featuring favorite characters and the affluent world Dunne first introduced in People Like Us, Too Much Money is a mischievous, 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.

 

About Dominick Dunne

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Dominick Dunne is an internationally acclaimed journalist and the bestselling author of both fiction and nonfiction, including Another City, Not My Own; A Season in Purgatory; The Two Mrs. Grenvilles; People Like Us; and The Mansions of Limbo.From the Paperback edition.
 
Published December 8, 2009 by Ballantine Books. 290 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Gus’s dilemmas find too-easy solutions, because Gus, as did, perhaps, his creator, realizes that imminent mortality trivializes one’s worst fears, that life is too short not to speak truth to power, and that he’ll be somewhere money and revenge can’t reach when his last novel comes out.

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When Dominick Dunne died on Aug. 26, an online guest book was set up so well wishers could leave condolence messages for his family.

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Publishers Weekly

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A sequel to 1988's People Like Us based on Dunne's real-life experiences as a society crime writer, Dunne brings an expected level of intimacy to his unflattering look at New York's wealthiest citizens, incorporating his own spectacular Hollywood fall from grace and subsequent comeback, as well a...

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Book Reporter

Seated at some of the best tables you will always find Addison Kent --- at least until he makes an unforgivable faux pas --- and people with names like Kay Kay Somerset, Binkie Bosworth, Ezzie Fenwick, Muffy de la Roche, Figgy Watson, Ferdy, Dodo and Perla, to name a few of the more colorful ones.

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Entertainment Weekly

Vanity Fair writer Dominick Dunne died in August but left behind one last novel, an update of 1988's People Like Us, in which he casts his eye once again on upper-class indiscretions.

Dec 09 2009 | Read Full Review of Too Much Money: A Novel

USA Today

Journalist and novelist Dominick Dunne, who died in August at 83, spent much of his life socializing with the rich and famous.

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Tampa Bay Times

Winkie Williams, New York's greatest "walker" — a dashing gay guy who escorts rich ladies to parties — is preyed on by arrivistes as he plots the overdose that will get him out of a slow death by cancer.

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Bookmarks Magazine

Readers new to Dunne’s work may ask themselves if the world that occupied much of Dunne’s writing career has lost its relevance in today’s culture of West Coast, self-made technology billionaires and the lost fortunes suffered by some of New York’s elite.

Dec 14 2009 | Read Full Review of Too Much Money: A Novel

Sun Sentinel

When an author dies, so, too, must his alter ego — though with the posthumous publication of Too Much Money, society journalist, novelist and man-about-town Gus Bailey has outlived his creator, Dominick Dunne — who died of bladder cancer in August — by several months.

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