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By Marilyn Bardsley

Jim Williams had all of it: type, tradition, air of mystery, and class. As a most desirable antiques broker in Savannah, he mingled with celebrities, together with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and the Rockefellers, who got here to respect his remarkable treasures. His legacy thrust Savannah into the nationwide highlight and remodeled the genteel urban right into a vacationer mecca.

But 3 many years of labor got here crashing down the evening he shot Danny Hansford, his wild younger lover. Jim Williams stood trial 4 occasions over the following decade for premeditated murder.

Today, travelers flock to Mercer residence to work out the beautiful mansion depicted in Clint Eastwood’s motion picture and the booklet from which it used to be made—Midnight within the backyard of fine and Evil—where flamboyant clothier and antiques broker Jim Williams (Kevin Spacey) killed Danny Hansford(Jude Law). whereas the motion picture and publication portrayed the natives of Savannah as remarkably decadent, unique characters, they neglected the extraordinary darkish aspect of Jim Williams himself. He was once a soft predator whose crimes can have positioned him at the back of bars lengthy prior to the demise of Danny Hansford.

After middle of the night within the backyard of excellent and Evil is the newly revised and extended model of the number 1 Wall highway magazine bestselling actual account of the crime, together with the most important testimony recreating the court drama among a proficient prosecutor and an excellent protection lawyer as they conflict over the way forward for a self-made aristocrat. greater than forty photographs and revealing insider interviews convey new lifestyles to the vibrant solid of characters during this distinctive southern crime story.


Marilyn Bardsley is a revered professional on serial killers and the editor of RosettaBooks’ bestselling Crimescape™ sequence, in addition to the previous govt editor and founding father of Time Warner’s Crime Library, a finest real crime website.

She has written approximately one of the most well-known serial killers, together with Jeffrey Dahmer, Jack the Ripper, the Boston Strangler, and Charles Manson. Her paintings is usually thought of an incredible source for legislation enforcement; her characteristic reporting on baby homicide situations was once vital examining for the police workforce assigned to the fairway River serial murders.


Crimescape™ is a bestselling RosettaBooks number of compelling, brief nonfiction crime eBooks via the simplest actual crime authors within the enterprise. Taking readers into the darkish middle of the legal brain and the annoying hunt to convey the perpetrators to justice, Crimescape™ authors stand except others due to their services within the box as police detectives, forensic execs, felony psychologists, and investigative newshounds. As riveting storytellers, our authors convey readers designated perception into the murderous brain and a few of the world’s so much mysterious and interesting cases.

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