Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Score: 4.5
From 625 Ratings

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil


  • Author: John Berendt
  • Release Date : 1999-06-28
  • Genre: True Crime
  • File Size: 7103146 Bytes


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 M...

After Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Score: 4.5
From 6 Ratings

After Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil


  • Author: Marilyn J. Bardsley
  • Release Date : 2012-12-14
  • Genre: True Crime
  • File Size: 44041267 Bytes


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 cou...

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Score: 3.5
From 160 Ratings

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil


  • Author : John Berendt
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2010-05-12
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307538376


Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Book Description :

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 you...

After Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

After Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil


  • Author : Marilyn J. Bardsley
  • Publisher : Rosetta Books
  • Release Date : 2012-12-14
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780795333439


After Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Book Description :

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 hi...

Lawyer Games

Lawyer Games


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


Lawyer Games Book Description :

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...

The City of Falling Angels
Score: 3.5
From 65 Ratings

The City of Falling Angels


  • Author : John Berendt
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0143036939


The City of Falling Angels Book Description :

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....

Midnight in Savannah

Midnight in Savannah


  • Author : Darwin Porter
  • Publisher : Blood Moon Productions, Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0966803019


Midnight in Savannah Book Description :

An artfully brutal saga of corruption, greed, sexual tension and murder, highlighted by the eccentrics of the deep South make this a compulsive read. By the best-selling author of Butterflies In Heat....

Nancy Hillis  The Vamp of Savannah

Nancy Hillis The Vamp of Savannah


  • Author : Nancy Lee Hillis
  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Release Date : 2015-12-02
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781460279717


Nancy Hillis The Vamp of Savannah Book Description :

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."...

A Year in Provence
Score: 3.5
From 2,564 Ratings

A Year in Provence


  • Author : Peter Mayle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2010-05-19
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0307755495


A Year in Provence Book Description :

National Bestseller In this witty and warm-hearted account, Peter Mayle tells what it is like to realize a long-cherished dream and actually move into a 200-year-old stone farmhouse in the remote country of the Lubéron with his wife and two large dogs. He endures January's frosty mistral as it comes howling down the Rhône Valley, discovers the secrets of goat racing through the middle of town, and delights in the glorious regional cuisine. A Year in Provence transports us into all the earthy pleasures of Provençal life and lets us live vicariously at a tempo governed by seasons, not by days. From the Trade Paperback edition....

Summary and Analysis of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil  A Savannah Story

Summary and Analysis of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil A Savannah Story


  • Author : Worth Books
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2017-03-14
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781504044714


Summary and Analysis of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil A Savannah Story Book Description :

So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil tells you what you need to know—before or after you read John Berendt’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter overviews Profiles of the main characters What’s what in Savannah Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story by John Berendt: John Berendt’s engrossing bestse...