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What the community says about Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
- "If your into unsolved cases, murders and crime these is a good read. Tells the story of a murder, a shooting, in 1981. Still unsolved and not fiction."
- "Gothic and broody, Berendt's masterpiece ticks all the boxes for a true-crime wonder. I learned so much about this case that I never knew and I am stunned by the reality of the brutality. It would make a great movie, though I did love putting my own imagination into reading this. I wish I could read it again for the first time. "
- "The best crime and mystery book is Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt. It is a crime non-fiction novel that peels away the lingering traditions and peculiarities of the Old South in the aftermath of a shooting in the town's largest mansion. Was it murder or self-defense?"
- "LOVE this book! If you're looking for an engaging mystery with real characters who literally leap from the pages this is for you. I loved reading it before a recent trip to Savannah and then finding the locations mentioned in the book."
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in What are the best Southern books"A story with a city so eccentric and oozing with Southern Gothic weirdness. A suspenseful story with a murder plot and a wonderful read. "
- "I love that this book had great charachter development. I was looking for a thriller that wouldn't just skip to the twisted ending - I wanted to be enthralled and connected to the charachters - and I was! I couldn't put it down. This was a great Southern gothic book"