A Murder in the Family

In 2001, the mysterious slaying of a wealthy businessman was the talk of the Hamptons. Now, the two grown children of the victim have their own story to tell.

  1. Five minutes from the center of town, past the Maidstone Golf Course and a short distance from the tony houses owned by the art dealer Larry Gagosian and the entertainment manager Sandy Gallin, sits a seven-bedroom English-country-style manor house.

    It’s the kind of space people spend a lifetime working 60-hour weeks to acquire: two-plus perfect acres with ivy-covered walls, a gorgeous weeping willow on the front lawn and a pool in back.

    But today, the house looks somewhat run-down. The once-magnificent garden needs pruning. The front lawn facing Middle Lane is patchy. And the two people who own it have barely been home in more than a decade.

    What can they say? They just really don’t want to be there...

The complete text of “A Murder in the Family” is not in the Byliner library, but we love it so much we included an excerpt and a link to the full story on www.nytimes.com.

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