Rosetta Books has posted a blog by author Marilyn J. Bardsley on the challenges of researching and writing her After Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil book.” The book is a Wall St. Journal bestseller.
Marilyn J. Bardsley is the editor of the popular Crimescape series of true crime books on Amazon. She is the former executive editor and founder of Time Warner’s truTV Crime Library, the premier crime site on the Net.
After Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is available in paperback and Kindle formats, exclusively on Amazon.
…I started running into unexpected resistance. The people of Savannah are far too gracious to slam the phone down on you, but along with polite refusals, I learned there were repercussions to the exhaustive media exposure that came with the popular Berendt book and Eastwood movie…”
“My luck changed dramatically when I focused on the trials and the attorneys. Even though the lawyers and prosecutors had limited personal knowledge of Williams and Hansford to offer, I got access to the district attorney’s internal strategy documents, trial transcripts, police reports, medical testimony, and other private information that vastly expanded my understanding of each man’s character, the relationship between them, and the drama that ended in Hansford’s death.”