Examines the Borden murders, using newspaper articles to recreate the events and the trial and acquittal of Lizzie Borden and exploring Lizzie’s story to theorize on what may have happened.
Lizzie Borden took an axe, gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one.
In the mood for a creepy read to get ready for Halloween? Fan of true crime stories?? Yes and yes! Look no further than The Borden Murders: Lizzie Borden and the Trial of the Century by Sarah Miller. This nonfiction thriller is part murder mystery part courtroom drama that reads like fiction. Did Lizzie Borden, a young unassuming Massachusetts woman, brutally murder her father and stepmother with an axe in the summer of 1892? Weigh the facts for yourself and get swept up in the dramatic court battles that captivated the nation over a century ago. With historic photos, newspaper clippings, and even a picture from the actual crime scene (!), The Borden Murders is sure to get your blood flowing – but maybe read it with the lights on!