Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Version: Unabridged
Author: John Berendt
Narrator: Jeff Woodman
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Suspense, Suspense
Publisher: Recorded Books
Published In: January 2001
# of Units: 13 CDs
Length: 15 hours, 15 minutes
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Part travelogue, part murder mystery, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil has been a New York Times best seller. Though the book is a work of nonfiction, it reads like a fast-paced, immensely entertaining and often hilarious novel. Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty, early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self defense? The question captivated the city's Society, high and low, for over a decade. John Berendt, a veteran New York magazine writer and editor, traveled to Savannah and, having become enchanted by this isolated remnant of the Old South, made it his second home. Over a period of eight years, he encountered the city's eccentric characters, became involved in bizarre adventures, and closely followed the unpredictable twists and turns of a landmark murder case.

Author Details

Author Details

Berendt, John

The son of two writers, John Berendt grew up in Syracuse, New York. He earned a B.A. in English from Harvard University, where he worked on the staff of The Harvard Lampoon. After graduating in 1961, he moved to New York City to pursue a career in publishing. Berendt has written for David Frost and Dick Cavett, was editor of "New York" magazine from 1977 to 1979, and wrote a monthly column for "Esquire" from 1982 to 1994.
Berendt first traveled to Savannah in the early 1980s, when he realized that he could fly there for a three-day weekend for the price of "a paillard of veal served on a b