Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

midnight in the gardenMidnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is both a travel memoir and a true crime chronicle.  John Berendt begins the book by focusing each chapter on a specific person he meets during his time in Savannah, Georgia.  Soon, however, a prominent antique dealer shoots an employee in one of the city’s most famous mansions, and the book changes course to follow the murder trial’s minute details.

Originally from Syracuse, New York, John Berendt was the editor of New York magazine from 1977 to 1979.  He first traveled to Savannah, Georgia in the 1980s.  He is the author of several books, including Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and City of Fallen Angels, and has collaborated on multiple collections.

Published:  1994
Length:  385 pages
Set in:  Georgia, United States



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