30 August 2009
Dominick Dunne (1925 - 2009)
Novelist and reporter Dominick Dunne, who made a career covering the lurid trials of celebrity defendants (Claus von Bülow, O. J. Simpson), and obsessively wrote on high society tittle-tattle died on Aug 26, 2009, at 83. His best-selling novels were The Two Mrs. Grenvilles, An Inconvenient Woman and A Season in Purgatory, as well as an essay collection Fatal Charms. He wrote a memoir The Way We Lived Then: Recollections of a Well-Known Name Dropper. Vanity Fair, where Mr Dunne was a social correspondent, announced that his last book, Too Much Money: A Novel, is scheduled for publication this December.