After Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

After Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

This original edition, published in 2011, is no longer available and has been replaced by the second edition.

The second edition, published in 2013, is 190+ pages and has more than 40 photos and graphics. The 2013 edition has material never published before: interviews with Danny Hansford's girlfriend at the time of this death, details of the short, nasty life of Danny Hansford, key excerpts from trial transcripts, and the closing arguments from the fourth trial by legendary defense attorney Sonny Seiler.

Unlike John Berendt's book that is primarily an entertainment book focused on eccentric characters that once lived in Savannah, Marilyn Bardsley's book is biographical and almost completely focused on the life and trials of Jim Williams -- the evolution of the barber's son to a self-made aristocrat that was nearly destroyed by a decade of persistent prosecution. Williams endured four trials for pre-meditated murder after shooting his young lover, Danny Hansford. The "devil is clearly in the details" of the trial transcripts. If you loved Court TV, this new edition is for you.

Title:After Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Edition Language:English
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    After Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Reviews

  • Cyndy Aleo

    Being a huge fan of John Berendt's Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, to the point where I dragged my then-husband along on the walking tour of Savannah based on the book during our honeymoon, t...

  • Tracy Jones

    Well, I read the first book, saw the movie, and now this book was supposed to offer a deeper true-to-life story in regards to Jim Williams. Despite some of the reviews, curiosity killed the cat. As ...

  • Al

    "After" may appeal to those who can't get enough trivial information on the Jim Williams' trials in Savannah and Augusta, but for most lovers of John Berendt's earlier book, this is a disappointment. ...

  • Bonnie Irwin

    This is a rather short Kindle book that should properly be titled Before Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil because the most interesting bits are those about Jim Williams before the murder of his...

  • Whistlers Mom

    How do jurors stay awake?I'm not a fan of the true crime genre, but I did read MIDNIGHT and loved it. I think I even watched some of the movie (rare for me.) Savannah is an eerily beautiful town and t...

  • Elisa

    A good follow up for those who liked the book and/or the movie "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," especially if it's been a while since you've read and/or seen it. This is basically a short bo...

  • Christine

    Somewhat interesting look at the crime dealt with in the moive. However, the style isn't really my type, and some things get a little glossed over - like the relationships with young boys....

  • Jim Dooley

    In the mid-1990's, John Berendt wrote a sensational narrative that perfectly captured the cultural feel of Savannah. MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL not only provided an involving story, but i...

  • Jan C

    Finally.Much as I liked John Berendt's book, and I kind of liked the movie - or maybe I just liked Kevin Spacey - I thought I would like this book. And I guess I kind of did like parts of it. The prob...

  • Pam

    This book was originally released as an ebook I think. There are numerous spelling and grammatical errors that evidently were not caught when they decided to release it in a soft cover copy. It is bas...