Alicia follows Dominick’s gaze to California and tells the story of Muriel and Seema Silberstein and the 96% of the shares of the Beverly Hills Hotel they owned in equal proportion. It was that last 4% that drove them over the edge. Beverly Hills was scandalized. Dominick was intrigued.
Beverly Hills Coup, by Dominick Dunne. Vanity Fair, February 1986
Fatal Charms and the Mansions of Limbo, by Dominick Dunne (Amazon link)