BOOKS: L.A. CONFIDENTIAL

DOMINICK DUNNE REVEALS THE PRIVATE SIDE OF A CITY IN THE THRALL OF O.J.

Why didn't the prosecution introduce the freeway chase! Why didn't the prosecution introduce the freeway chase!" Dominick Dunne pounds the arm of a green damask sofa in his Manhattan apartment. It is the morning of what happens to be his 72nd birthday, and Dunne is talking about the O.J. Simpson trial with as much anger as if the verdict had been announced that day, not 2 1/2 years earlier. He goes on: "How could Marcia have been flirting with Cochran? What kind of message does that send to the jury?"

Imagine the best O.J. conversation you've ever had--and since you've probably...

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