This story is lovely for amateur sleuths and lawyers A young unmarried woman Lizzie Borden was tried for the ruesome murder of her father Andrew Borden and step mother Abby Both were hacked to death but the murder weapon was not positively identified although a couple of suspicious hatchets were found one without its handle One of the issues at trial was whether Andrew Borden died before or after Abby their bodies were found in different parts of the house Some suspicion also fell on Bridget the housemaid but she was never char. WINNER OF THE NEW ENGLAND SOCIETY BOOK AWARD In Cara Robertson's enthralling new book The Trial of Lizzie Borden the reader is to serve as judge and juryThe New York Times Based on twenty years of research and recently unearthed evidence this true crime and legal history is the definitive account to date of one of America's most notorious and enduring murder mysteriesPublishers Weekly starred review When Andrew and Abby Borden were brutally hacked to death in Fall River Massachusetts "in August 1892 the arrest of couple's younger daughter Lizzie "August 1892 the arrest of the couple's younger daughter Lizzie the into international news and her murder. ,
Cara Robertson õ 9 ReadVerdict of the jury This is not a cliff hanger but "it is a well and arresting story I agree with a previous reviewer that the use of the word mansplained is " is a well and arresting story I agree with a previous reviewer that the use of the word mansplained is terribly sexist word but the rest of the story was presented fairly and no further trace of sexism was detected Great It was for my Grand daughter s birthday She so far is enjoying the book Not finished yet Throughly researched and engagingly written account of America s most notorious trialIf the 19th century Just a bunch of newspaper articles old news. Conceivable enre the murders have secured a place in the American pantheon of mythic horror In contrast Cara Robertson presents the story with the thoroughness one expects from an attorneyFans of crime novels will love itKirkus Reviews Based on transcripts of the Borden legal proceedings contemporary newspaper accounts unpublished local accounts and recently unearthed letters from Lizzie herselfThe Trial of Lizzie
Borden Is A Fastis a fast page turning readBooklist starred review that offers a window into America in the Gilded Age This remarkableBustle book should be at the top of your reading listPopSuga. Ged and became instead a chief prosecution
Witness A Large Part Of The ConcernedA large part of the Concerned Legal "concerned the legal between George Robinson one of the counsel and Hosea Knowlton one of the prosecutors A key issue of evidence concerned the admissibility of evidence that Lizzie had tried unsuccessfully to buy a deadly poison the day before the murders Readers will be drawn to uessing what the motive was whether the evidence of character past conduct and the purchase of poison would be relevant Ultimately will the reader agree with the. Trial into a spectacle unparalleled in American history Reporters flocked to the scene Well known columnists took up conspicuous seats in the courtroom The defendant was relentlessly scrutinized for signs of uilt or innocence Everyone rich and poor suffragists and social conservatives legal scholars and laypeople had an opinion about Lizzie Borden's uilt or innocence Was she a cold blooded murderess or an unjustly persecuted lady Did she or didn't she An essential piece of American mythology the popular fascination with the Borden murders has endured forthan one hundred years Told and retold in every.