Friday, April 15, 2016

M: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil; Mackinac Island and Bridge, Michigan

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is a non-fiction account of a murder in Savannah, Georgia.  The 1994 book is fascinating.  The 1997 movie inspired me to vacation in Savannah (for the scenery).  And the movie soundtrack is all Johnny Mercer and fabulous.

I recommend buying the soundtrack and reading the book versus seeing the movie, unless you are inclined to do both, as I did.  The house pictured above is Mercer House which is featured in the novel.

Mackinac Island, Michigan
No cars allowed.  Drive north for the better part of a day, park your car and take the ferry to the island.  If you are adventurous, you can bike all the way around.  I did that on my honeymoon.  Or you can ride in a horse drawn carriage.  Eat fudge - required.  Relax on the front porch of the Grand Hotel (if you are not staying there, you can sit for a fee).   And when you return to the mainland you can hop in your car and drive across the Mackinac Bridge.  Just be aware that it sometimes closes in bad weather.  I know, having been stranded once in the UP while we waited for the winds to die down.

Mackinac Bridge Sunset
By Dehk (Own work) [CC BY 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons


  1. I have not read the book or seen the movie. The movie got mixed reviews but the music sounds good. This place sounds likes it's a nice place to visit but I don't think I would like that bridge at all.

  2. I loved that book and it's still on my nightstand. Mackinaw Islands sounds fascinating. I've read about its B & B's. I'm looking forward to visiting there.

  3. I have heard about the book and the movie but never read/saw either. I do want to visit Savannah, though :) And the island sounds lovely!

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  4. Hi I’m visiting from A to Z. I did not read the book but I saw the movie. I liked it. I visited Savannah. It’s a neat place. Never been to Mackinac Island, Michigan. I don’t think I’ll make there, but it sounds interesting.

  5. I did not know it was a book - I really enjoyed the movie. I shall have to go looking for the book now too. Thank you :)
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  6. I loved the book (didn't like the movie near as much, except for The Lady Cablis) and ended up visiting Savannah twice. It's a different place, all right. Alana

  7. Sounds like a great book! I'm a sucker for soundtracks, too, so I'll have to find myself a copy. :D Thanks for the recommendation!


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