And now Dominick Dunne, a writer who was thrust into the criminal justice system by the murder of his daughter and then stayed to chronicle the crimes and courtroom dramas of the wealthy and privileged, has died. He was 83. He was a regular contributor to Vanity Fair magazine and wrote novels. His novels included People Like Us (1988), An Inconvenient Woman (1990) and Another City, Not My Own (1997), based on the Simpson trial. He hosted a cable-television show, Power, Privilege and Justice.
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