"On May 2, 1981, shots were fired in Savannah's grandest mansion, causing controversy over whether it was murder or self-defense. The incident and its aftermath captivated the city for almost a decade. In his nonfiction book, John Berendt tells the thrilling and engaging story of the murder case through the perspectives of the people of Savannah, including members of high society, a young redneck gigolo, a reclusive poison owner, a Southern belle, a black drag queen, and a voodoo priestess. The characters' relationships and conflicts bring the tale to life and paint a portrait of the Southern city. With its intriguing plot and well-written narrative, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is a must-read that has become a modern classic."