After Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (Crimescape by Marilyn Bardsley

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By Marilyn Bardsley

Jim Williams had all of it: sort, tradition, air of secrecy, and class. As a prime antiques broker in Savannah, he mingled with celebrities, together with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and the Rockefellers, who got here to recognize his awesome treasures. His legacy thrust Savannah into the nationwide highlight and remodeled the genteel urban right into a vacationer mecca.

But 3 many years of labor got here crashing down the evening he shot Danny Hansford, his wild younger lover. Jim Williams stood trial 4 occasions over the subsequent decade for premeditated murder.

Today, travelers flock to Mercer residence to determine the attractive mansion depicted in Clint Eastwood’s motion picture and the e-book from which it used to be made—Midnight within the backyard of excellent and Evil—where flamboyant fashion designer and antiques broker Jim Williams (Kevin Spacey) killed Danny Hansford(Jude Law). whereas the motion picture and publication portrayed the natives of Savannah as remarkably decadent, unique characters, they ignored the extraordinary darkish aspect of Jim Williams himself. He was once a tender predator whose crimes may have positioned him in the back of bars lengthy sooner than the demise of Danny Hansford.

After middle of the night within the backyard of fine and Evil is the newly revised and improved model of the number one Wall road magazine bestselling actual account of the crime, together with the most important testimony recreating the court docket drama among a talented prosecutor and a super protection lawyer as they conflict over the way forward for a self-made aristocrat. greater than forty photographs and revealing insider interviews deliver new existence to the shiny forged of characters during this exact southern crime story.


Marilyn Bardsley is a revered professional on serial killers and the editor of RosettaBooks’ bestselling Crimescape™ sequence, in addition to the previous government editor and founding father of Time Warner’s Crime Library, a most well known real crime website.

She has written approximately probably the most recognized serial killers, together with Jeffrey Dahmer, Jack the Ripper, the Boston Strangler, and Charles Manson. Her paintings can be thought of a major source for legislation enforcement; her characteristic reporting on baby homicide circumstances was once necessary examining for the police group assigned to the fairway River serial murders.


Crimescape™ is a bestselling RosettaBooks choice of compelling, brief nonfiction crime eBooks via the easiest precise crime authors within the company. Taking readers into the darkish center of the legal brain and the annoying hunt to convey the perpetrators to justice, Crimescape™ authors stand except others as a result of their services within the box as police detectives, forensic execs, legal psychologists, and investigative journalists. As riveting storytellers, our authors deliver readers targeted perception into the murderous brain and a few of the world’s so much mysterious and interesting cases.

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