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THE ECCENTRIC, FACT-BASED BEST SELLER MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL SPARKS A RUSH TO SEE WHERE IT ALL TOOK PLACE

The visitors who have been flooding Savannah, Georgia, for the past year are not like ordinary tourists. They drive out to Bonaventure Cemetery and sometimes bring home clumps of dirt. They drop by Club One to see a lip-synching, black drag queen named Lady Chablis. They head to Hannah's East to hear Emma Kelly, dubbed the "lady of 6,000 songs." They ask residents how they can track down the voodoo priestess Minerva and want directions to Mercer House, the elegant home on Monterey Square where a fatal shooting occurred. And almost invariably, they walk around with copies of "the Book."

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