Author(s): Maureen Orth
A true story of dark forces that ended a colourful life. The basis for American Crime Story- The Assassination of Gianni Versace, the second series of the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning 10-part drama series on BBC2, starring Penelope Cruz and Ricky Martin. This is the unforgettable account of a sociopath, his savage crimes, and the devastation he left in his wake.In the glamorous and hedonistic fashion world in the 1990s there was one world-famous name that everyone knew - Gianni Versace. Vulgar Favours details the events that led to his murder at the hands of Andrew Cunanan on July 15th, 1997. Maureen Orth, investigative journalist, was researching an article for Vanity Fair about the Miami Beach serial killer two days before Versace was brutally killed outside his mansion by Cunanan. Drawing on over 400 interviews and thousands of pages of police reports, Orth recounts in gripping detail how Cunanan became one of America's most notorious serial killers, evading the police and leaving his other victims' families in disarray.
"The breadth and thoroughness of Orth's research are often staggering" * The New York Times * "Fascinating...ripe with chilling details...it paints a disturbing picture" * Entertainment Weekly * "A fascinatingly detailed account" * USA Today * "It will hook you from the first page and never let you go." * San Francisco Chronicle * "Vulgar Favors by Maureen Orth might be called the complete Cunanan ... She [has] an indefatigable hunger to know everything." * Chicago Tribune *
Maureen Orth is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Vogue and Esquire. Currently a special correspondent for Vanity Fair, she lives in Washington, D.C.