Midnight in the garden of good and evil: a Savannah story

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
More Details
Accelerated Reader:
Level 6.2, 21 Points
Also in This Series
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID8ca0a065-e7d2-cee4-d45c-5f152efe204a
Grouping Titlemidnight in the garden of good and evil
Grouping Authorjohn berendt
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2022-05-21 05:29:15AM
Last Indexed2022-05-21 05:48:44AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9780679429227

Solr Details

authorBerendt, John
author_displayBerendt, John
collection_catalogAdult Non-Fiction
detailed_location_catalogEva H. Perry Regional - Adult Non-fiction
Holly Springs Community - Adult Non-fiction
WCPL - Adult Non-fiction
Wake Forest Community - Adult Non-fiction
West Regional - Adult Non-fiction
display_descriptionNATIONAL BESTSELLER • “Elegant and wicked.... [This] might be the first true-crime book that makes the reader want to book a bed and breakfast for an extended weekend at the scene of the crime." —The New York Times 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.
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocation
overdrive:8f50ad08-bb94-4153-92fe-95ec7389148c-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook4falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, OverDrive ReadChecked Out
ils:259378031451WCPL - Adult Non-fiction975.8 BEREN1falsefalseOn OrderWCPL
ils:259378031452WCPL - Adult Non-fiction975.8 BEREN1falsefalseOn OrderWCPL
ils:259378031454WCPL - Adult Non-fiction975.8 BEREN1falsefalseOn OrderWCPL
ils:259376879479West Regional - Adult Non-fiction975.8 BEREN1falsefalseChecked outWRL
ils:259377125307Holly Springs Community - Adult Non-fiction975.8 BEREN1falsefalseChecked outHSP
ils:259378031455WCPL - Adult Non-fiction975.8 BEREN1falsefalseOn OrderWCPL
ils:259378031458WCPL - Adult Non-fiction975.8 BEREN1falsefalseOn OrderWCPL
ils:259377296701Wake Forest Community - Adult Non-fiction975.8 BEREN1falsefalseChecked outWAK
ils:259378031445WCPL - Adult Non-fiction975.8 BEREN1falsefalseOn OrderWCPL
ils:259378031448WCPL - Adult Non-fiction975.8 BEREN1falsefalseOn OrderWCPL
ils:259378031450WCPL - Adult Non-fiction975.8 BEREN1falsefalseOn OrderWCPL
ils:259378031446WCPL - Adult Non-fiction975.8 BEREN1falsefalseOn OrderWCPL
ils:259376018351Eva H. Perry Regional - Adult Non-fiction975.8 BEREN1falsefalseItem being heldEVA
ils:259378031449WCPL - Adult Non-fiction975.8 BEREN1falsefalseOn OrderWCPL
ils:259378031447WCPL - Adult Non-fiction975.8 BEREN1falsefalseOn OrderWCPL
ils:259378031453WCPL - Adult Non-fiction975.8 BEREN1falsefalseOn OrderWCPL
ils:259378031459WCPL - Adult Non-fiction975.8 BEREN1falsefalseOn OrderWCPL
ils:259378031456WCPL - Adult Non-fiction975.8 BEREN1falsefalseOn OrderWCPL
ils:259378031457WCPL - Adult Non-fiction975.8 BEREN1falsefalseOn OrderWCPL
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog975.8 BEREN
owning_library_catalogWake County Public Libraries
owning_location_catalogEva H. Perry Regional
Holly Springs Community
Wake Forest Community
West Regional
publisherKnopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Vintage Books,
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
overdrive:8f50ad08-bb94-4153-92fe-95ec7389148ceBookeBookEnglishKnopf Doubleday Publishing Group2010
ils:25937BookBooksEnglishVintage Books1998388 pages
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:8f50ad08-bb94-4153-92fe-95ec7389148c-1Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:259378031451On OrderOn Orderfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:259378031452On OrderOn Orderfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:259378031454On OrderOn Orderfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:259376879479Checked outChecked outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:259377125307Checked outChecked outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:259378031455On OrderOn Orderfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:259378031458On OrderOn Orderfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:259377296701Checked outChecked outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:259378031445On OrderOn Orderfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:259378031448On OrderOn Orderfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:259378031450On OrderOn Orderfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:259378031446On OrderOn Orderfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:259376018351Checked OutItem being heldfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:259378031449On OrderOn Orderfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:259378031447On OrderOn Orderfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:259378031453On OrderOn Orderfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:259378031459On OrderOn Orderfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:259378031456On OrderOn Orderfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:259378031457On OrderOn Orderfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
subject_facetBook club kit
Celebrities -- Georgia -- Savannah -- History
Savannah (Ga.) -- History
Savannah (Ga.) -- Tours
title_displayMidnight in the garden of good and evil : a Savannah story
title_fullMidnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Midnight in the garden of good and evil : a Savannah story / John Berendt
title_shortMidnight in the garden of good and evil
title_suba Savannah story
True Crime