By Marilyn Bardsley
Jim Williams had all of it: variety, tradition, aura, and class. As a most suitable antiques broker in Savannah, he mingled with celebrities, together with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and the Rockefellers, who got here to respect his impressive treasures. His legacy thrust Savannah into the nationwide highlight and remodeled the genteel urban right into a vacationer mecca.
But 3 many years of exertions got here crashing down the evening he shot Danny Hansford, his wild younger lover. Jim Williams stood trial 4 instances over the subsequent decade for premeditated homicide.
Today, travelers flock to Mercer residence to work out the attractive mansion depicted in Clint Eastwood’s motion picture and the publication from which it was once made—Midnight within the backyard of fine and Evil—where flamboyant fashion designer and antiques broker Jim Williams (Kevin Spacey) killed Danny Hansford(Jude Law). whereas the motion picture and e-book portrayed the natives of Savannah as remarkably decadent, unique characters, they neglected the astonishing darkish aspect of Jim Williams himself. He used to be a delicate predator whose crimes can have positioned him in the back of bars lengthy ahead of the demise of Danny Hansford.
After middle of the night within the backyard of fine and Evil is the newly revised and improved model of the number one Wall road magazine bestselling actual account of the crime, which include an important testimony recreating the court drama among a talented prosecutor and a super safety lawyer as they conflict over the way forward for a self-made aristocrat.
More than forty photographs and revealing insider interviews carry new existence to the vibrant forged of characters during this distinct southern crime tale.
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After Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by Marilyn Bardsley