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111: The Real Garden of Good and Evil

111: The Real Garden of Good and Evil

Update: 2021-01-188
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In 1994, a New York writer released a very southern gothic, non-fiction, crime novel. “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” became a national sensation. John Berendt’s seductive prose and his cast of eccentric characters drew readers into the lush culture of Savannah, Georgia. But the central plot was a scandal from 1981. Semi-closeted socialite, Jim Williams, had shot his lover dead in the study of his home. He went through four trials for the murder of Danny Hanson, a record in Georgia at the time. Berendt’s book became a movie in 1997, directed by Clint Eastwood. Many people don’t know the real story of the Mercer House murder. This is a look at the case, as well as the book and movie that captivated the nation.

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Bethany Howell- Ugartechea

If I wanted a History lesson, I'd find a historical podcast. Get to the point!

Jan 19th
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111: The Real Garden of Good and Evil

111: The Real Garden of Good and Evil

Erica Kelley