Season 2, Episode 2: John Berendt, author of "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil"

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The Mercer House was made famous by the novel turned film "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil."

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Antiques, murder, enchantment and seduction. In this episode, we sit down with notable best-selling author John Berendt and exchange views on his acclaimed non-fiction novel, "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil". It’s a controversial and mysterious read about Savannah socialite, preservationist and antiques dealer Jim Williams. Williams was convicted of shooting his lover, Danny Hansford, in the famed Mercer Williams House, now one of Savannah’s most renowned house museums. Prepare for a deep dive into the story that called attention to one of the most prominent cities in the South.


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