Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Author: John Berendt
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2010-05-12
ISBN 10: 0307538370
ISBN 13: 9780307538376
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Book Review:

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.

After Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

After Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Author: Marilyn J. Bardsley
Publsiher: Rosetta Books
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2012-12-14
ISBN 10: 0795333439
ISBN 13: 9780795333439
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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

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

Lawyer Games

Lawyer Games
Author: Dep Kirkland
Publsiher: Dog Ear Publishing
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2015-10-15
ISBN 10: 1457539454
ISBN 13: 9781457539459
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Lawyer Games Book Review:

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.

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Author: Jude Law,John Cusack,Kevin Spacey,Clint Eastwood
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1998
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:807823538
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Author: John Lee Hancock
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1996
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:39371174
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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The City of Falling Angels

The City of Falling Angels
Author: John Berendt
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780143036937
ISBN 13: 0143036939
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The City of Falling Angels Book Review:

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.

Nancy Hillis: The Vamp of Savannah

Nancy Hillis: The Vamp of Savannah
Author: Nancy Lee Hillis
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2015-12-02
ISBN 10: 1460279719
ISBN 13: 9781460279717
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Nancy Hillis: The Vamp of Savannah Book Review:

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."

Midnight in Savannah

Midnight in Savannah
Author: Darwin Porter
Publsiher: Blood Moon Productions, Ltd.
Total Pages: 498
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780966803013
ISBN 13: 0966803019
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Midnight in Savannah Book Review:

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.

The Holdout

The Holdout
Author: Graham Moore
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 039959177X
ISBN 13: 9780399591778
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Holdout Book Review:

Ten years ago, Maya, the lone holdout on a jury, convinced 11 of her fellow jurors to acquit a black teacher accused of murdering his white teenage student. Was justice served?

A Year in Provence

A Year in Provence
Author: Peter Mayle
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-05-19
ISBN 10: 9780307755490
ISBN 13: 0307755495
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


A Year in Provence Book Review:

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
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 30
Release: 2017-03-14
ISBN 10: 1504044711
ISBN 13: 9781504044714
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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

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 bestseller Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil tells the story of his time spent in Savannah, Georgia. Berendt didn’t just observe the city’s lovely locales and its quirky characters—he also became immersed in a murder case that would shock and fascinate much of Georgia. Part true crime saga, part travel diary, part reportage, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is a suspenseful, sharply observed account of Berendt’s sojourns in Savannah and the murder trial of one if its socialites. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.

My Baby Blue Jays

My Baby Blue Jays
Author: John Berendt
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2011-06-09
ISBN 10: 1101643692
ISBN 13: 9781101643693
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


My Baby Blue Jays Book Review:

A blue jay building a nest outside his window prompts John Berendt to find his camera and record the familiar, yet always fascinating sequence of events that will unfold, from eggs being laid to chicks emerging and trying to fly. Children and adults alike will be astonished at the adventurous spirit of one particularly curious young blue jay as he ventures into the world. The author of the best-selling Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil brings his narrative skill to this up-close and delightfully informal account of an event that recurs each spring.

Twilight

Twilight
Author: William Gay
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-06-04
ISBN 10: 0571307183
ISBN 13: 9780571307180
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Twilight Book Review:

When teenagers Kenneth and Corrie Tyler venture to their father's graveside they make a horrific discovery: their father is not buried in the casket they bought for him. The undertaker, Fenton Breece, has been grotesquely manipulating the dead. Armed with incriminating photographs, Tyler faces a desperate pursuit through eerie backwoods filled with tangled roads, rusted machinery, lost families and witches, and the most compelling Southern Gothic novel of the year.

"What's Your Favorite Song?"

Author: G. Ross Kelly
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2015-02-20
ISBN 10: 1496969561
ISBN 13: 9781496969569
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


"What's Your Favorite Song?" Book Review:

If you enjoyed reading about “The Lady of 6,000 Songs” in the best seller “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” you will love going behind the scenes to learn more about how the remarkable entertainer and her husband successfully juggled their marriage, her Hall of Fame music career, his sign business, and at the same time, raise ten children. Though Emma Kelly was mostly known as the piano player who could seemingly play any song ever written, the close friend and collaborator of songwriter Johnny Mercer is revealed in “What’s Your Favorite Song?” to have achieved even greater accomplishments as a wife and mother. Learn how she and her husband overcame challenges and hardships through the Great Depression, a World War, and through the baby boom years to raise ten children who would become an integral part of her musical performances and, later, successful college-educated adults. Author Ross Kelly chronicles a firsthand account of a nonstop, whirlwind family music fest that will border on feeling out of control, only in the end to reveal a loving, close-knit family guided by their commitment to one another, their love of music, and a foundation of principles employed by his parents to guide and shape his life and the lives of his nine brothers and sisters. Far beyond being about a large musical family growing up in South Georgia in the 1960s, “What’s Your Favorite Song?” could almost serve as a guide for how families of any size, anywhere, can successfully manage their own challenges of juggling relationships, careers, and children. “Emma Kelly was known as ‘The Lady of Six Thousand Songs,’ but she could also have been called the Lady of Six Million Fans, among whom I enthusiastically include myself. Read this affectionate tribute by her son Ross, and you will understand why.” John Berendt, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. What makes the Kellys such an intriguing family? On the surface, it was thought that it was simply the musical genius and celebrity of Emma Kelly, the famed ‘Lady of 6,000 Songs.’ But there seemed to be more, much more. Was it the added dimension of how she and her husband together raised ten children, each of whom was an active participant in the Kelly family music shows performed around south Georgia during the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s? Or was it the unusual, but seemingly highly effective formula George and Emma Kelly employed to balance their two careers, their marriage, and raise each of their children to become college educated and successful adults, and instill an almost unheard of closeness between each of them that continues to this day? Or is it that the family legacy that George and Emma Kelly left, today now numbers close to 100 members, all of whom carry on that same tradition of a devotion to music and family that began almost eighty years ago. Perhaps it is all of those factors... and even more.

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds
Author: H. G. Wells
Publsiher: First Avenue Editions ™
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2017-01-01
ISBN 10: 1467776211
ISBN 13: 9781467776219
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The War of the Worlds Book Review:

When a meteorite lands in Surrey, the locals don't know what to make of it. But as Martians emerge and begin killing bystanders, it quickly becomes clear—England is under attack. Armed soldiers converge on the scene to ward off the invaders, but meanwhile, more Martian cylinders land on Earth, bringing reinforcements. As war breaks out across England, the locals must fight for their lives, but life on Earth will never be the same. This is an unabridged version of one of the first fictional accounts of extraterrestrial invasion. H. G. Wells's military science fiction novel was first published in book form in 1898, and is considered a classic of English literature.

Boss

Boss
Author: Mike Royko
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 240
Release: 1988-10-01
ISBN 10: 1101660589
ISBN 13: 9781101660584
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Boss Book Review:

"The best book ever written about an American city, by the best journalist of his time.”— Jimmy Breslin New edition of the classic story of the late Richard J. Daley, politician and self-promoter extraordinaire, from his inauspicious youth on Chicago’s South Side through his rapid climb to the seat of power as mayor and boss of the Democratic Party machine. A bare-all account of Daley’s cardinal sins as well as his milestone achievements, this scathing work by Chicago journalist Mike Royko brings to life the most powerful political figure of his time: his laissez-faire policy toward corruption, his unique brand of public relations, and the widespread influence that earned him the epithet of “king maker.” The politician, the machine, the city—Royko reveals all with witty insight and unwavering honesty, in this incredible portrait of the last of the backroom Caesars. New edition includes an Introduction in which the author reflects on Daley’s death and the future of Chicago. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Midnight in the Garden Centre of Good and Evil

Midnight in the Garden Centre of Good and Evil
Author: Colin Sinclair
Publsiher: Abaddon Books
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2015-09-24
ISBN 10: 1849979790
ISBN 13: 9781849979795
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Midnight in the Garden Centre of Good and Evil Book Review:

Miller, fresh from too many pampered years at university, has managed to lose a PhD, a girlfriend, and her father's car. With parents now committed to a regime of find-your-own-way tough love, he's fallen off the fast track to success, and finds himself working in a shabby garden centre on the edge of nowhere. The staff are a collection of dropouts and oddballs, the boss is very shady, and Miller's not sure half the stuff they sell is legal. Still, he's learning to get on with things and make do, finding a brand new path through life, but... an alien invasion disguised as a bright and shiny big-box store from out of town? That really isn't helping. If Miller wants to protect his job and save the world, he's going to have to dig deep and get his hands dirty.

Hiding My Candy

Hiding My Candy
Author: The lady Chablis,Theodore Bouloukos
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 208
Release: 1997-08-01
ISBN 10: 0671520954
ISBN 13: 9780671520953
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Hiding My Candy Book Review:

The personal story of the famous drag queen from "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" describes an abuse-marked childhood, character development, rise to stardom, and secrets of survival

The Garden of Evil

The Garden of Evil
Author: David Hewson
Publsiher: Delacorte Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2008-07-29
ISBN 10: 044033795X
ISBN 13: 9780440337959
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Garden of Evil Book Review:

In a deserted artist’s studio in the heart of Rome, detectives stumble upon a scene of shocking brutality: two bodies, freshly killed. Looming over them is a painting that bears all the hallmarks of a Caravaggio: a brilliantly colored canvas depicting a violent tableau of beauty and depravity. . . . In David Hewson’s bold new novel of suspense, this grisly discovery sends Detective Nic Costa on a desperate chase through the streets of his city. The consequences are devastating. And for Nic, the case has only just begun. At the crime scene, detectives find a treasure trove of evidence—from fresh blood to lurid photos of dead prostitutes. For Costa, finding the killer who escaped him is intensely personal. But his prime suspect arrogantly hides in plain sight behind a fortress of money, power, and the law. Teaming with an art expert, Costa follows clues hidden in the mysterious Caravaggio canvas. As he moves through a maze of history, he begins to make stunning connections to the present case. And each discovery brings him closer and closer to a secret buried in a priceless work of art, a conspiracy dating back four hundred years—and men who will stop at nothing to protect their own private garden of evil. From modern forensics to the realm of the Medicis, from the force of faith to the corruption of power, The Garden of Evil is a novel steeped in Roman history—and an unforgettable experience in richly atmospheric, modern-day suspense. From the Hardcover edition.

An Innocent Abroad

An Innocent Abroad
Author: John Berendt,Dave Eggers,Pico Iyer,Alexander McCall Smith,Richard Ford,Jane Smiley
Publsiher: Lonely Planet
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2014-11-01
ISBN 10: 1743605897
ISBN 13: 9781743605899
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


An Innocent Abroad Book Review:

More than 20 well-known writers and celebrities share the travel experiences that shaped their personalities and changed their lives. Contributors include Dave Eggers, Richard Ford, Pico Iyer, John Berendt, Alexander McCall Smith and Jane Smiley. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveler since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travelers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.