Homicide at Rough Point

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xx, 412 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm


Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-385) and index.
In the fall of 1966, Eduardo Tirella, close confidant of billionaire Doris Duke, informed the possessive and vindictive heiress that he was leaving her employ as chief designer and art curator to return to Hollywood where his career as a set designer was just catching fire. Minutes later, she crushed him to death under the wheels of a two-ton station wagon as they were leaving Rough Point, her Bellevue Avenue estate in Newport, RI, the storied resort. In a murderous quid-pro-quo, the local police quickly ruled the incident "an unfortunate accident" and Doris began giving a fortune to Newport, restoring 70 colonial-era homes that quickly turned it into a tourist Mecca. In 2018, Lance, who started his career as a cub reporter for The Newport Daily News eight months after Tirella's death, began a re-examination of the case and proved that the mercurial tobacco heiress got away with murder. Lance rewrites history and finally restores the reputation of Eduardo Tirella, a gay Renaissance man and war hero whom Duke went to great lengths to erase from the history of her troubled life.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Lance, P. (2021). Homicide at Rough Point (First edition.). Tenacity Media Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Lance, Peter. 2021. Homicide At Rough Point. Tenacity Media Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Lance, Peter. Homicide At Rough Point Tenacity Media Books, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Lance, Peter. Homicide At Rough Point First edition., Tenacity Media Books, 2021.

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