Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is advertised as a true crime classic and while a big part of the book is about the Jim Williams murder trial, I didn´t get the impression that the main focus of this book lies on the murder trial or the actual mystery surrounding the murder.
This book is more about beautiful Savannah and the people Behrendt has met while being a resident of the town. And oh my, these people are eccentrics in the very best kind of way. It was such a joy reading about these weird characters and their antics and Behrendt never describes them in a mean or disparaging way. Add to this that I absolutely fell in love with his descriptions of Savannah. After reading this book, I really want to visit this town sometime.
So in the end I really loved reading this book, not because of it´s true crime content, but because of Behrendts storytelling. And because it was such an entertaining read.