More Meryl Gordon in Vanity Fair

My final installment of the long-running Astor saga appears in December’s Vanity Fair as I talk with the jurors who convicted Tony Marshall and Frank Morrissey.  The article appears 39 months after my first New York magazine piece about the legal fight over the care of Brooke Astor — and it is difficult to let go of a story that … Read More

Tony Marshall and Francis Morrissey Convicted

After a 19-week trial, both defendents were convicted Thursday afternoon on major felony counts that will guarantee jail time, unless overturned on appeal. Here is a link to Meryl Gordon discussing the verdict on NPR.  She will also be interviewed at length about the verdict on ABC’s 20/20 Friday night at 10 pm Eastern. Here is a link to a … Read More

Paperback Is in the Book Stores

The paperback version of Mrs. Astor Regrets, with a bonus chapter on the Tony Marshall trial, has just arrived in book stores and is available on for immediate shipping.

The Long Wait: Tony Marshall Trial Update

The jurors have been deliberating since September 22 with courtroom speculation that they could go to Columbus Day, although, of course, the verdict can come at any moment. Tony and Charlene Marshall, along with Francis Morrissey, now spend their days either sitting in the nearly empty courtroom or in the hallway outside room 1536 of Manhattan’s criminal courts building. The … Read More

Meryl Gordon in Vanity Fair on Astor Trial

I have been covering the ongoing Astor trial for Vanity Fair (and for my upcoming paperback edition of Mrs. Astor Regrets) with new detailed interviews with key players including a dismissed juror. My interim report on the trial is featured in the September issue of Vanity Fair available on a newsstand near you. Keep watching this space for updates on … Read More

Reader’s Guide Coming Soon

In conjunction with the paperback edition of Mrs. Astor Regrets coming this fall with a new epilogue, I will be posting a Reader’s Guide on this site. So if your book club is looking for an affordable book for the fall, check back here for the hot-off-the-press Reader’s Guide.

Astor Trial Update

The Astor trial, which began on April 27th, heads into its sixth month in September. Justice Kirke Bartley Jr.  gave the long-suffering jurors a two week vacation in August, and the trial will resume on September 8th. Tony Marshall and Francis Morrissey’s lawyers are now presenting their defense, with  a few more witnesses scheduled. Closing arguments are likely to be … Read More

Meryl Gordon on “To the Point.”

Warren Olney’s interview about “Mrs. Astor Regrets” on the widely broadcast Public Radio International (PRI) show can be downloaded here. The interview is the last 10 minutes of the show.

Meryl Gordon on NPR

Weekend Edition just broadcast an extended interview that Scott Simon did about Mrs. Astor Regrets. And even better, NPR quickly put up a link to the audio of the interview. For the video, well, it is radio.