Friday, January 15, 2016

The Borden Murders by Sara Miller

Many stories have been written about Lizzie Borden and her supposed crimes, but author Sarah Miller puts an intriguing spin on the tale in her recent release, THE BORDEN MURDERS: Lizzie Borden and the Trial of the Century.  

Miller’s nonfiction reads like a thriller as she investigates this brutal crime. Wealthy and prominent Andrew Borden and his wife, Abby, were murdered in their home on Aug. 4, 1892. Andrew’s daughter (Abby’s stepdaughter), Lizzie, was accused of the murders, tried and acquitted. The sensationalized case has captured people’s attention for over 100 years. The murder weapon, a supposed axe, was never recovered.  

Presenting the case as open as possible, Miller allows readers to make up their own minds about Lizzie’s innocence or guilt. With Lizzie’s acquittal, no one else was ever arrested for the murders which remain unsolved.  

This fascinating story includes photographs and newspaper clippings from the time of the murders to further enhance the account. In addition, the author includes tidbits of history and/or customs throughout the story that deals with the era of the murders.  

From the opening page to the last sentence, this is a compelling story that holds you spellbound. The unsolved grisly murders of the Bordens continues to mystify us all these years later. Miller presents an informative and captivating story in THE BORDEN MURDERS which will leave you analyzing the case anew.

The Borden Murders: Lizzie Borden and the Trial of the Century by Sarah Miller, Schwartz and Wade, @2016, ISBN: 978-0553498080, Hardcover, 304 Pages 

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

Thanks for stopping by today. Is this a case that you have wondered about for years? What are your thoughts on Lizzie? Did she do it or was she just a troubled young woman who made some bad decisions?


  1. I find novels based on historical facts intriguing. And yes, I have long wondered about poor Lizzie.

  2. Didn't realize the case was that old. The book is probably fascinating with all of its history.

  3. This really is one of the most fascinating cases there's been in American criminal history, Mason. It sounds as though this book takes a fresh, new look at it too. Thanks for sharing.

  4. There have been so many different views on this both written and on the screen. It sounds like an interesting new look on the crime. You always think people would make death bed confessions but more often than not people take their secrets to the grave. Even with all the scientific tools we have today, we still aren't sure about the Amanda Knox story either.

  5. Hi Mason - I'm sure I've come across the Bordens and their murder ... but how interesting to see Sara has put the facts down for us to consider in a novel way ... sounds a great book to read ... cheers Hilary


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