Justice: Crimes, Trials, and Punishments

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Three Rivers Press, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 433 pages
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For more than two decades, Vanity Fair published Dominick Dunne's brilliant, revelatory chronicles of the most famous crimes, trials, and punishments of our time. The pursuit of justice has become his passion--a passion that began during the trial of the man who murdered Dunne's daughter, who was sentenced to six and a half years and released in less than three. Dunne's account of that trial and its shocking result became the first of his many classic essays on justice. Dominick Dunne's essays do much more than simply describe; his investigations shed new light on those crimes and their perpetrators--and demonstrated how it is possible for some to skirt, even flout, the law. His persistence and personal involvement in the matter of Martha Moxley's murder was an important catalyst in bringing a dormant case back to life. Here in one volume are Dominick Dunne's mesmerizing tales of justice denied and justice affirmed. Whether writing of Vicki Morgan's hideous death; Claus von Bülow's romp through two trials; the media frenzy of Los Angeles in the age of O.J. Simpson; the death by fire of multibillionaire banker Edmund Safra in Monaco; or the ominous silence surrounding the death of Martha Moxley in Greenwich, Connecticut, and the indictment--decades later--of Michael Skakel, Dominick Dunne tells it honestly and tells it from his unique perspective. His search for the truth is relentless. His courage and his storytelling skills shine from every page.--Adapted from dust jacket.

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User Review  - briannad84 - LibraryThing

A good book, I learned alot about the OJ Simpson trial. I remember when I was a kid and seeing the car chase on TV, but was too young then to know all the details. I've seen the crime scene photos ... Read full review

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User Review  - arielfl - LibraryThing

This book is a collection of Dominick Dunne's articles for Vanity Fair concerning true crimes. Unfortunately they are the ones that have already been hashed and rehashed to death (no pun intended). I ... Read full review


A Fathers Account of the Trial of
The Woman Who Knew Too Little
The Social Web of Claus von Bülow
Nightmare on Elm Drive 10ſ
A in the Age of O J 113
The Two Mrs Simpsons 10ſ
ll O J All the Time
The Lady Vanishes
The Two Faces of O J
Not Guilly 203
Closing Arguments
In Cold Blue Blood
The Gigolo the Heiress and the Candlestick
Death in Monaco
Trail of Guilt í00
Mourning in New York

Follow the Blood
Iſ the Gloves Fit

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About the author (2002)

Dominick Dunne is the author of several bestselling novels, two collections of essays, and, most recently, The Way We Lived Then, a memoir with photographs. He is Special Correspondent for Vanity Fair and lives in New York City and Hadlyme, Connecticut.

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