Too Much Money
Too Much Money
Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780345464101, 275pp.
Publication Date: September 28, 2010
The last two years have been monstrously unpleasant for high-society journalist Gus Bailey. When he falls for a fake story and implicates a powerful congressman in some rather nasty business on a radio program, Gus becomes embroiled in a slander suit. The stress makes it difficult for him to focus on his next novel, which is based on the suspicious death of billionaire Konstantin Zacharias. The convicted murderer is behind bars, but Gus is not convinced that justice was served. There are too many unanswered questions, and Konstantin’s hot-tempered widow will do anything to conceal the truth.
Featuring favorite characters and the affluent world Dunne first introduced in People Like Us, Too Much Money is a mischievous, compulsively readable tale by the most brilliant society chronicler of our time—the man who knew all the secrets and wasn’t afraid to share them.
"The only person writing about high society from inside the aquarium." —Tina Brown
"Readers mourned Dunne's passing in August 2009, bereft at the thought of life without his keen novels and incisive Vanity Fair profiles...But Dunne grants us one more good read...[his] glittering high-society satire harbors sorrow at its heart as [his] burdened hero ponders his secrets and regrets."—Booklist
"On full display here, Dunne's jaded eye for the foibles of the ultraspoiled, his stylish wit and eavesdropper's ear--they are among the many reasons he is sorely missed."—Kirkus Reviews
“A savagely honest presentation of the upper echelons of New York City society . . . none of whom escape Dunne’s sharp gaze.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“Juicy high-society soap opera.”—Los Angeles Times
“Familiar turf for Dunne fans . . . a fun romp . . . Pull up a chair at Swifty’s, order some Champagne, and enjoy.”
“A last delicious dish on the rich and famous [Dunne] knew and loved to skewer so well.”
—The Boston Globe