Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (Abridged)

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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 ...

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Sandra H

Sep 1, 2011

A pageturner!

This book was teriffic, just as great as I expected and could not put down. Fun and factual at the same time.


Sep 12, 2008

Delicious Writing

This book is one of my all-time favorites which I read over and over and over. It is a story of a historic city and the quirky people who keep it going. Berendt goes to Savannah to write about a rich man's party and stays to investigate further when the gentleman murders his boyfriend house guest. It is a fascinating read made even better by a well-made movie which brings the real-life characters into sharper focus. Voodoo, cotillans, mint juleps and a transvestite--it is Southern living at its best.

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