Madness Under the Royal Palms
Love and Death Behind the Gates of Palm BeachBook - 2009
For a hundred years Palm Beach has been a fantasy land nurtured by, and maintained for, the megawealthy. Laurence Leamer takes us behind the walls of America's most exclusive enclave. He tells a braided story involving a socialite determined to make it to the top of Palm Beach society, two infamous murders, and a powerful society reporter. As a backdrop, Leamer tells the story of the clash between old money and new, religion and status, and the love, lust, and fatal hatreds that determine the shape of a fiercely protected society. The cast of characters include trophy wives, trophy husbands, purported gigolos, glamorous widows, a pioneering gay couple, a wildly irreverent event planner, a sociopathic multimillionaire, and an elegant society queen.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2009.
Characteristics: viii, 351 p.,  p. of plates :,ill. ;,25 cm.