Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

A Savannah Story
John Berendt
Introduced by the author

Savannah's hustlers and high-rollers open their doors and their hearts to John Berendt in the international bestseller that gets its long-awaited Folio debut.

As author of the longest-standing New York Times non-fiction bestseller, John Berendt introduced the true-crime genre to a wider audience with his spellbinding descriptions of Savannah and its bounty of flamboyant characters ripe for their literary debut. His writing was so intoxicating that Midnight reinvigorated Savannah’s tourist industry and made celebrities of many of its characters. Now, 24 years after its first publication, this incredible true story is given its Folio debut.

The ‘Bird Girl’ image, a photograph of the bronze statue that once stood in Bonaventure cemetery, now adorns the binding of this new edition. Jack Leigh’s iconic photograph featured on the 1994 first edition dust jacket and is synonymous with the book. More of Leigh’s original images of Savannah have been beautifully reproduced alongside seven further atmospheric photographs by Georgian photographers. Like courtroom evidence, the series of ten atmospheric photographs offer tantalising snapshots of the Old South and the city that captured the imagination of millions.

Bound in blocked vinyl-coated paper with an inset printed paper label

Set in Albertina

376 pages

10 integrated black & white photographs

Plain slipcase

9½˝ x 6¼˝ 

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