New PDF release: After Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (Crimescape

By Marilyn Bardsley

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

But 3 many years of exertions 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 work out the attractive mansion depicted in Clint Eastwood’s motion picture and the booklet from which it was once 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 e-book portrayed the natives of Savannah as remarkably decadent, unique characters, they overlooked the awesome darkish part of Jim Williams himself. He was once a soft predator whose crimes can have positioned him in the back of bars lengthy sooner than the demise of Danny Hansford.

After hour of darkness within the backyard of fine and Evil is the newly revised and multiplied model of the number 1 Wall road magazine bestselling precise account of the crime, along with the most important testimony recreating the court docket drama among a talented prosecutor and an excellent safeguard lawyer as they conflict over the way forward for a self-made aristocrat. greater than forty images and revealing insider interviews carry new lifestyles to the bright solid of characters during this detailed 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 prime actual crime website.

She has written approximately the most recognized serial killers, together with Jeffrey Dahmer, Jack the Ripper, the Boston Strangler, and Charles Manson. Her paintings is usually thought of an incredible source for legislations enforcement; her function reporting on baby homicide circumstances was once necessary studying for the police group assigned to the fairway River serial murders.


Crimescape™ is a bestselling RosettaBooks number of compelling, brief nonfiction crime eBooks by means of the simplest precise crime authors within the company. Taking readers into the darkish middle of the legal brain and the stressful hunt to carry the perpetrators to justice, Crimescape™ authors stand except others due to their services within the box as police detectives, forensic pros, legal psychologists, and investigative journalists. As riveting storytellers, our authors deliver readers certain perception into the murderous brain and a few of the world’s such a lot mysterious and engaging cases.

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