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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
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bookshelves: contemporary_post_1945, georgia, male_author, mystery, non_fiction
Read in March, 1995

MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL - Ex
Berendt, John - Standalone non-fiction

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.

This is a non-fiction book that reads as though it were a novel. Absolutely wonderful characters, thoroughly engrossing read. Loved it!
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