Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil

Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil

Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil

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. These and other Savannahians act as a Greek chorus, with Berendt revealing the alliances, hostilities, and intrigues that thrive in a town where everyone knows everyone else. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is a sublime and seductive reading experience. Brilliantly conceived and masterfully written, this enormously engaging portrait of a most beguiling Southern city has become a modern classic.

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Genre : True Crime
Author : John Berendt
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2010-05-12
Total Pages : 400 Pages
ISBN : 9780307538376


After Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil

After Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil

The #1 Wall Street Journal ebook bestseller about the murder that shocked Savannah society and inspired the blockbuster film. As a premier antiques dealer in Savannah, Jim Williams had it all: style, culture, charisma, and sophistication. But three decades of hard work came crashing down the night he shot Danny Hansford, his wild young lover. Jim Williams stood trial four times over the next decade for premeditated murder. While Clint Eastwood’s movie—starring Kevin Spacey and Jude Law—and the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt portrayed the natives of Savannah as remarkably decadent, exotic characters, they missed the surprising dark side of Jim Williams himself. He was a smooth predator whose crimes could have put him behind bars long before the death of Danny Hansford. After Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is Marilyn Bardsley’s continuation of the story, which includes crucial testimony recreating the courtroom drama between a gifted prosecutor and a brilliant defense attorney as they battle over the future of a self-made aristocrat. More than forty photos and revealing insider interviews bring new life to the vivid cast of characters in this unique southern crime story. “[A] provocative summer read.” —Savannahnow.com

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Genre : True Crime
Author : Marilyn J. Bardsley
Publisher : Rosetta Books
Release : 2012-12-14
Total Pages : 220 Pages
ISBN : 9780795333439


The City Of Falling Angels

The City Of Falling Angels

Traces the aftermath of the 1996 Venice opera house fire, an event that devastated Venetian society and was investigated by the author, who through interviews with local figures learned about the region's rich cultural history.

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Genre : History
Author : John Berendt
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2006
Total Pages : 414 Pages
ISBN : 0143036939


Lawyer Games

Lawyer Games

In the early morning of May 2, 1981, Danny Hansford was shot dead by James Williams with a World War II vintage Luger in a historic Savannah mansion. For the next eight-and-a-half years, through four murder trials and intrigue which reached the highest levels of Georgia politics—including a former governor and the Georgia Supreme Court—lawyers battled over whether the 50-year-old Williams shot the 21-year-old Hansford in self-defense. The case inspired a best-selling book and a movie directed by Clint Eastwood. Written by Dep Kirkland, who arrived at the scene when Hansford’s body was still on the floor, Lawyer Games is the true story of this remarkable case. Kirkland, the Chief Assistant DA at the time, made the decision to arrest Williams and tried the first of four murder trials alongside the district attorney. His firsthand knowledge allows him not only to deeply analyze the murder case but also to expose the legal mischief spawned when a defendant facing unshakable physical evidence possesses almost unlimited funds. True crime aficionados will be drawn to the two stories told in the book: The riveting story of the case, its evidence (including facts never heard in the courtroom), trials and results, and the incredible eight-year campaign to beat a murder rap no matter what, with a look behind the curtain at a darker side of the American criminal justice system.

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Genre : True Crime
Author : Dep Kirkland
Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
Release : 2015-10-15
Total Pages : 412 Pages
ISBN : 9781457539459


Nancy Hillis The Vamp Of Savannah

Nancy Hillis The Vamp Of Savannah

Filled with intrigue and juicy stories, The Vamp of Savannah tells the story of one of Savannah's most colorful characters, Ms. Nancy Hillis. Now with ALS, Miss Hillis is telling the real story of Mandy Nichols, her character in the best selling book, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. From her partnership with the piano playing, loving scoundrel Joe Odom in Sweet Georgia Browns, the hot jazz club in Savannah, Georgia; to her escapades with Minerva, the Voodoo Priestess; to her reign as a national beauty queen; and her heartbreaking dealings with the molestation of her son; Nancy tells it all--the good and not so good. You will laugh, cry and be amazed to read the story of this remarkable woman whose motto is "never, never, never give up."

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Nancy Lee Hillis
Publisher : FriesenPress
Release : 2015-11-19
Total Pages : 270 Pages
ISBN : 9781460279700


The Third Rainbow Girl

The Third Rainbow Girl

A stunning, complex narrative about the fractured legacy of a decades-old double murder in rural West Virginia -- and the writer determined to put the pieces back together. In the early evening of June 25, 1980 in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, two middle-class outsiders named Vicki Durian, 26, and Nancy Santomero, 19, were murdered in an isolated clearing. They were hitchhiking to a festival known as the Rainbow Gathering but never arrived. For thirteen years, no one was prosecuted for the "Rainbow Murders" though deep suspicion was cast on a succession of local residents in the community, depicted as poor, dangerous, and backward. In 1993, a local farmer was convicted, only to be released when a known serial killer and diagnosed schizophrenic named Joseph Paul Franklin claimed responsibility. As time passed, the truth seemed to slip away, and the investigation itself inflicted its own traumas -- turning neighbor against neighbor and confirming the fears of violence outsiders have done to this region for centuries. In The Third Rainbow Girl, Emma Copley Eisenberg uses the Rainbow Murders case as a starting point for a thought-provoking tale of an Appalachian community bound by the false stories that have been told about it. Weaving in experiences from her own years spent living in Pocahontas County, she follows the threads of this crime through the complex history of Appalachia, revealing how this mysterious murder has loomed over all those affected for generations, shaping their fears, fates, and desires. Beautifully written and brutally honest, The Third Rainbow Girl presents a searing and wide-ranging portrait of America -- divided by gender and class, and haunted by its own violence.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Emma Copley Eisenberg
Publisher : Hachette Books
Release : 2020-01-21
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9780316449205


Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil

Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil

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Author : Jude Law
Publisher :
Release : 1998
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : OCLC:807823538


Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil

Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil

This book tells a true story of intrigue, murder, forgery and eccentricity set in the steamy, surreal atmosphere of Savannah, Georgia.

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Genre : Celebrities
Author : John Berendt
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 1994
Total Pages : 388 Pages
ISBN : 0099576112


Lawyer Games

Lawyer Games

The TRUE story of the murder that spawned a best-seller and film: "Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil. But goes far beyond the boundaries of one murder case. No reader of LAWYER GAMES will ever again look the same way at a criminal trial.

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Author : Dep Kirkland
Publisher :
Release : 2021-01-30
Total Pages : 412 Pages
ISBN : 1736566318


A Self Guided Tour Of Savannah

A Self Guided Tour Of Savannah

Welcome to Savannah, Georgia! You have chosen the best way to view one of the most beautiful cities in the country. These easy-to-follow maps and accompanying guide will take you around the city in two walking tours approximately one hour and one and a half hours in length. Walk Number One takes you to the south side of the Historic District and some of the city's most beautiful squares, including Johnson Square, the first square laid out by General James Oglethorpe. Walk Number Two heads north to historic River Street and the City Market. Go back through history and time by visiting landmarks like the Cotton Exchange Building and the magnificent homes. Just follow the numbers on the map. This tour guidebook is perfect for residents and tourists wanting to brush up on Savannah's history, but don't have a lot of time.

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Genre : Travel
Author : Maryann Jurkofsky
Publisher : Schiffer Pub Limited
Release : 2012
Total Pages : 24 Pages
ISBN : 0764341790