Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
ISBN: 9780340992852
Publication Date: 1 October 2009

Four years on The New York Times bestseller list.

Genteel society ladies who compare notes on their husbands' suicides. A hilariously foul-mouthed black drag queen. A voodoo priestess who works her roots in the graveyard at midnight. A morose inventor who owns a bottle of poison powerful enough to kill everyone in town. A prominent antiques dealer who hangs a Nazi flag from his window to disrupt the shooting of a movie. And a redneck gigolo whose conquests describe him as a 'walking streak of sex'.

These are some of the real residents of Savannah, Georgia, a city whose eccentric mores are unerringly observed - and whose dirty linen is gleefully aired - in this utterly irresistible book. At once a true-crime murder story and a hugely entertaining and deliciously perverse travelogue, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is as bracing and intoxicating as half-a-dozen mint juleps.

About the Author

John Berendt is a journalist and former editor of New York magazine. His first book, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, was an international bestseller. He lives in New York.

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