Vulgar Favours

The book behind the Emmy Award winning ‘American Crime Story’ about the man who murdered Gianni Versace

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Pub Date 03 Oct 2017 | Archive Date 30 Apr 2018

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A true story of dark forces that ended a colourful life.

The basis for the Emmy Award winning American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, a 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.

A true story of dark forces that ended a colourful life.

The basis for the Emmy Award winning American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, a 10-part drama series on BBC2, starring...


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Amazing book. Andrew Cunanan was a clever, intelligent man, and yet ended up with a warped sense of resentment and entitlement. This book tells the tale of his slide into a dark twisted world. Such a waste of life.
Currently watching the TV series on BBC2, but definitely prefer the book.

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Vulgar Favors is, as most of you will know, the book on which Season two of American Crime Stories is based.

I read this book after starting to watch the series, it was actually a very good companion piece as the movements of Cunanan very fairly convoluted and book helps makes sense of what is shown in the series. Orth is a very good writer and her magazine style of prose has ping and impact which helps the story tear along at a good pace. However, unlike some magzine style writers she does not reduce to cheap stereotypes and tired tropes, rather she sensibly allows the characters the breathing space they deserve in the book and we see a full and interesting development for each of the main players.

All told this is a very good book which I can recommend to both the true crime fan and someone looking for a companion piece to the series, it certainly helped me to understand what I was seeing on screen.

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