Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

By: Berendt, John

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pp 388 Hardback with paper dust jacket both in excellent condition; no edgewear; no creases; clean pages; black board with silver title on spine // Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares. John Berendt's sharply observed, suspenseful, and witty narrative reads like a thoroughly engrossing novel, and yet it is a work of nonfiction. Berendt skillfully interweaves a hugely entertaining first-person account of life in this isolated remnant of the Old South with the unpredictable twists and turns of a landmark murder case. It is a spellbinding story peopled by a gallery of remarkable characters: the well-bred society ladies of the Married Woman's Card Club; the turbulent young redneck gigolo; the hapless recluse who owns a bottle of poison so powerful it could kill every man, woman, and child in Savannah; the aging and profane Southern belle who is the "soul of pampered self-absorption"; the uproariously funny black drag queen; the acerbic and arrogant antiques dealer; the sweet-talking, piano-playing con artist; young blacks dancing the minuet at the black debutante ball; and Minerva, the voodoo priestess who works her magic in the graveyard at midnight.

Title: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Author Name: Berendt, John

Categories: Georgia, Criminology,

Edition: 1st

Publisher: US, Random House: 1994

ISBN Number: 0679429220

ISBN Number 13: 9780679429227

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used - Very Good

Jacket Condition: Excellent

Size: 5.8 x 1.3 x 9.6 inches

Weight: 2.00 lbs

Seller ID: PGB570

Keywords: Williams, Jim, -1990, Trials (Murder)--Georgia--Savannah, Savannah (Ga.)--Social life and customs, Savannah (Ga.)--History