It's very hard to truly learn about the life and work of Mrs. Dorothy Kilgallen from this attempt by Mark Shaw. He says multiple times, that as a reporter Mrs. Kilgallen was highly influential, yet there is no one example demonstrating that: yes, she posted many controversial articles concerning hot questionable trials of her time, but I did not see that the courts ever reversed their decisions because of her voiced opinion by submission of unknown to public facts... So how is it that her work, opinion and written word altered the crimes commited (perhaps) in courts ? While being not happily married, Dorothy had other men in her life; and it's possible that someone in that category could be blamed for her sudden uninvestigated death. But to cling to the dirty and gruesome gossip as the author does here, is beyond low and totally unnecessary ! This account [XBR] is very long and poorly written. Author tends to start some interesting questions, then drops the answers, and that's the pattern throughout the book...Writing style is if it's written by a semi-illiterate person of foreign nature-who perhaps knows his own country's language, but not English. The book is also full of grammatical errors and neglects the punctuaction signs. It's very hard to understand.
You have to labor to glean some grains of importance. Not engaging or a passionate read.