ALMOST PARADISE The East Hampton Murder of Ted Ammon

Author: Crowley (Kieron)
Year: 2005
Publisher: St. Martin's Press (New York)
Edition Details: 1st US edn.
Book Condition: NrF/NrF
ISBN: 9780312340230
Price: 8.00
Hardback. On October 22, 2001, handsome multimillionaire financier Ted Ammon was found bludgeoned to death in the magnificent East Hampton mansion he'd built with his beautiful - and volatile - wife, Generosa. She stood to make millions, but it wasn't the money that made Ted's friends suspicious: Generosa Ammon had a history of violent outbursts and bizarre obsessions. The author, who covered the Ammon case from the time it broke, re-creates the three tumultous lives that intersected fatally in East Hampton that autumn. He tracks Generosa's lonely transformation from angry teenager - orphaned, unwanted, and abused - to temperamental Manhattan artist and society wife. He follows the rambunctious odyssey that transformed Danny Pelosi from banking executive's privileged son, to street fighter and down-on-his-luck alcoholic, to unsuccessful contractor charged with murder. He also chronicles the charmed and tragic life of Ted Ammon, whose money and status couldn't save him from the machinations of those around him and his ultimate brutal demise. Illus., Epilogue and Index. 380pp. lge. 8vo. h/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. Nr. F. in Nr. F. dw.


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