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VULGAR FAVORS: The Assassination of Gianni Versace
by Maureen Orth

VULGAR FAVORS: The Assassination of Gianni Versace by Maureen Orth

Originally published in 1999 as a hardcover on the Delacorte list we are now very happy to report that VULGAR FAVORS is the inspiration behind the upcoming third season of the FX hit series American Crime Story, about the murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace, repackaged with a new cover (to come shortly) and for the first time in paperback, in anticipation of the series premiere.

I am pleased to share VULGAR FAVORS by Maureen Orth, the inspiration behind the second season of the FX hit series American Crime Story, about the murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace, that we are repackaging with a new cover (attached above) and for the first time in paperback, in anticipation of the series premiere in early 2018.

Two months before Andrew Cunanan murdered the iconic fashion magnate Gianni Versace on the steps of his Miami Beach mansion, Orth was investigating a major story on the serial killer for Vanity Fair. Here, she tells the complete story of Cunanan, his unwitting victims, and the moneyed, hedonistic world in which they lived and died.

American Crime Story is the hit series that began with The People vs. O.J. Simpson (based on THE RUN OF HIS LIFE by Jeffrey Toobin) and it is back for a third season with VULGAR FAVORS, based on the book by Maureen Orth. The season is set to air in spring of 2018 and will star Edgar Ramirez as Gianni Versace, Penelope Cruz as his sister Donatella Versace, and Darren Criss as killer Andrew Cunanan.

Previous praise:

"An exhaustive deconstruction of Andrew Cunanan's five murders...the breadth and thoroughness of Orth's research are often staggering."

The New York Times

"Fascinating...ripe with chilling detail...it paints a disturbing picture." --Entertainment Weekly

"Breathless...a page turner...Orth's exhaustive research and wealth of details make Vulgar Favors as hard to turn away from as a top-drawer horror movie."

San Francisco Chronicle

MAUREEN ORTH's award-winning work has appeared in Newsweek, Vogue, New York, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and Esquire. Currently a special correspondent to Vanity Fair, she lives in Washington, D.C.