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Vulgar favors : the assassination of Gianni Versace

by Orth, Maureen,

Format: Print Book 2017
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Summary
Read the true story of the manhunt that inspired The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story , the latest chapter of the acclaimed FX series.

On July 15, 1997, Gianni Versace was shot and killed on the steps of his Miami Beach mansion by serial killer Andrew Cunanan. But months before Versace's murder, award-winning journalist Maureen Orth was already investigating a major story on Cunanan for Vanity Fair . Culled from interviews with more than four hundred people and insights gleaned from thousands of pages of police reports, Vulgar Favors tells the complete story of Andrew Cunanan, his unwitting victims, and the moneyed world in which they lived . . . and died.

Orth reveals how Cunanan met Versace, and why police and the FBI repeatedly failed to catch him. Here is a gripping odyssey that races across America--from California's wealthy gay underworld to modest Midwestern homes of families mourning the loss of their sons to South Beach and its unapologetic decadence. Vulgar Favors is at once a masterwork of investigative journalism and a riveting account of a sociopath, his crimes, and the mysteries he left along the way.

"The breadth and thoroughness of [Maureen] Orth's research are often staggering."-- The New York Times

"Fascinating . . . ripe with chilling detail."-- Entertainment Weekly
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Orth attempts to mine the Versace glitz. See review of Gary Indiana's Cunanan book in the current Upfront. (Reviewed March 15, 1999)0385332866Bonnie Smothers"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Cunanan, Andrew, -- 1969-1997.
Versace, Gianni.
Serial murders -- United States.
Serial murderers -- United States.
Serial murder investigation -- United States.
Gay men -- Crimes against -- United States.
Fashion designers -- Crimes against -- United States.
Publisher New York :2017
Edition Bantam Books trade paperback edition.
Language English
Notes Reprint. Originally published: New York, N.Y. : Delacorte Press, ©1999.
Includes index.
Description ix, 548 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9780385334358
0385334354
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