Fatal Charms and Other Tales of Today Author:Dominick Dunne From the author of the best-selling "People Like Us" and "The Two Mrs. Grenviles" comes this unvarnished look at the gilded world of the real-life rich and famous. Here are the highly colorful and highly provocative look at the gilded world of the real-life rich of famous. Here are the highly colorful and highly provocative close-up interviews D... more »ominick Dunne has written for Vanity Fair. In them, Dunne tells all about today's creme de la creme as only as insider can tell it. Here is his engaging profile of the everlasting regal Elizabeth Taylor; a bizarre encounter with Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos exiled in Hawaii; a revealing, behind-the-scenes portrait of the great poseur Claus von Bulow; an inquiry into the squalid life and mysterious death of Alfred Bloomingdale's mistress, Vicki Morgan; Dunne's moving account of his daughter's violent death and the man who got away with her murder; as well as revealing glimpses of Ivan Boesky, Ava Gardner, Diane Keaton, Gloria Vanderbilt, Candy and Aaron Spelling, and others -- plus a look inside the exclusive Mortimer's restaurant and the real Palm Beach. Sassy and stirring, candid and controversial, Fatal Charms is a startling expose of charm -- in all its guises -- both fatal and benign.« less
A series of short stories by Dominic Dunne. They are musings on all sorts of topics - but one is on the murder of his daughter and what it was like to be in court. This is the incident that truly pushed Dunne into learning more about the court system and helped him become an advocate for victim's rights. A very good read.