Perhaps the best way to tell you about After Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is to reprint our own Steve Windwalker’s Kindle Nation Daily review:
I suspect there are a good many of our readers who like myself savored the pleasures, on the screen or on the printed page, of John Berendt’s Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. The prose was elegant, the story was gripping, and both book and film were so richly evocative of one of my favorite cities — what was not to like? Yet even after all of that, after all of the seductive, artful presentation of Jim Williams/Kevin Spacey, Danny Hansford/Jude Law, Lady Chablis/Lady Chablis, John Cusack’s narrator, and more, weren’t you left hanging just a bit? Didn’t you want to get closer to the truth, at long last, closer than Hollywood or Berendt’s atmospherics allowed?
I did, but I never thought I’d get there until I learned about and read Marilyn Bardsley’s remarkably well-told exposition of the truth of the matter and the evidence behind the intrigue. It was a treat for me, and one that could be consumed in a single satisfying sitting, so it is only right that I should share it here with you. Enjoy. Your questions will be answered, and you may discover both an author and a series to which you will want to return in Marilyn Bardsley and RosettaBooks’ Crimescape series, for which she is the editor.
Amazon reviewers agree, having given After Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil an average rating of 4.5/5 across 27 reviews, and today only Amazon is offering this book as the Kindle Deal of the Day, for just 99 Cents.
Also note: if you’ve never seen the excellent film adaptation of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, or haven’t seen it in a very long time, you might want to view it back to back with Bardsley’s book to see where reality leaves off and artistic license picks up in the fictionalized account presented in the film.
It’s available as an Amazon Instant Video priced at $2.99 to rent, $9.99 to buy; Amazon is bundling the $9.99 DVD with a free Instant Video rental too, so you can order the DVD and immediately access the digital copy while you wait for the disc to arrive. .