The Trial of Lizzie Borden

The Trial of Lizzie Borden

The remarkable new account of an essential piece of American mythology?the trial of Lizzie Borden?based on twenty years of research and recently unearthed evidence. The Trial of Lizzie Borden tells the true story of one of the most sensational murder trials in American history. When Andrew and Abby Borden were brutally hacked to death in Fall River, Massachusetts, in August The remarkable new account of an essential piece of American mythology?the trial of Lizzie Borden?based on tw...

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Title:The Trial of Lizzie Borden
Author:Cara Robertson
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:The Trial of Lizzie Borden
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:400 pages pages

The Trial of Lizzie Borden Reviews

  • Kelly
    Mar 03, 2019
    I've read a lot of Lizzie Borden books, both fiction and nonfiction, and there's been an uptick in the last few years of these titles emerging. Robertson's debut is a nonfiction title that's written without any hint of sex appeal about the trial of the infamous Borden murders. It's tru...
  • Robin Rider
    Mar 12, 2019
    #17 The Trial of Lizzie Borden by Cara Robertson is a very well-written and well-researched true crime account of the woeful Lizzie Borden. Roberson relays the information without sensationalizing and photos and sketches provide further insight into the era and legal proceeding. Due to...
  • Yodamom
    Dec 14, 2018
    Very informative about the Borden trial. Shows what living in the time period would be like. Has some comments from journalists. The remarks about her demeanor, and mood changes. The courtroom antics where fascinating a drama at it's most dramatic. Most of the book is of the trial, whi...
  • Karen
    Mar 13, 2019
    I appreciate the meticulous research that has gone into this dark, remarkably well-documented story that took author Cara Robertson 16 years to publication. Chock full of fascinating historical information about Lizzie, her dysfunctional family relationships including living under the ...
  • Dez Nemec
    Feb 03, 2019
    Lizzie Borden took an axe And gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, She gave her father forty-one. On August 4, 1892, Andrew and Abby Borden were both brutally murdered in their home in Fall River, Massachusetts. After an investigation and inquest, which i...
  • Tracy
    Oct 20, 2018
    I may or may not have a slight obsession with Lizzie Borden. Don't ask me why. I also have a slight obsession with North Korea. I've read a fairly good bit about Lizzie already, including some fiction based on her life, and know a little about the theories and suspicions. This book ...
  • Sarah
    Mar 12, 2019
    4.5/5 Cara Robertson decides to focus a majority of this Lizzie Borden story on the trial itself. Lizzie Borden is being tried for the murders of her father and stepmother, Andrew and Abby Borden. Trigger warning: graphic details are given of the vicious crime. First of all, Roberts...
  • Debra
    Feb 07, 2019
    "The trial of Lizzie Borden, according to the Providence Journal, would be 'one of the greatest murder trials in the world's history' The New York World more modestly declared it 'the trial of the most extraordinary criminal case in the history of New England.'" Most people have hea...
  • Tammie
    Nov 20, 2018
    A solid 4 stars. Lizzie Borden has always been a fascinating person-with the various books, shows, and movies based on her life, she is still someone that people find interesting even in present time. I found The Trial of Lizzie Borden to be an interesting and compelling book. For thos...
  • Erin
    Jan 10, 2019
    I thought I knew a few things about the Lizzie Borden case from the 1890s...I was wrong. It was really fun to learn the truth about the Borden murders, and there was enough suspense created by Robertson that I was excited to keep reading the whole time. Although there were a few sectio...
  • Valerity (Val)
    Jan 23, 2019
    The Trial of Lizzie Borden This is a book that delves into the story of Lizzie Borden and the murders of her father Andrew and step-mother Abby. But it mostly focuses on the trial after the murders, once she?s been held and it?s been found that there is supposedly enough evidenc...
  • Cadie Sommer
    Nov 04, 2018
    Thanks to the kind people at Simon and Schuster and Netgalley for an advanced copy of this book. I am a true crime buff. I have always been fascinated by the Borden case. There is so much speculation around what happened on that fateful day. This book took court documents and newspa...
  • PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps
    Jan 25, 2019
    ***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of THE TRIAL OF LIZZIE BORDEN by Cara Robertson in exchange for my honest review.*** I?ve been a Lizzie Borden aficionado since 1975 at age eleven, when I saw the movie with Elizabeth Montgomery (aka Bewitched). I?ve p...
  • Scarlett
    Oct 16, 2018
    I expected so much more from this, and I ended up being bored. I love courtroom drama and true-crime stories, so it's no wonder that I got overly excited over the infamous Lizzie Borden. Still, the only thing that kept me going was the fact that I knew that this was a true event. Autho...
  • Sheri Joyce
    Mar 11, 2019
    If you think you've heard it all about Lizzie Borden (and her 40 whacks - which is false), think again. This book provides a meticulous account of the trial of Lizzie Borden, as the title suggests. Through the lens of court documents, transcripts, and newspaper accounts of the day, the...
  • Dana
    Mar 08, 2019
    I hadn't heard much about the Lizzie Borden case before reading this book, but it was interesting to read about the case and trial. I got a little bored with some of the little details of the trial, but enjoyed reading about the developments of the case as the trial progressed. I also ...
  • Jenni
    Feb 09, 2019
    Thanks to Cara Robertson, Simon & Schuster and Netgalley for the ARC this review is based on. If you really want to get into the most minute case details of the Lizzie Borden case, this is the book for you. Most of us have at least a passing familiarity with the 1892 murders, as...
  • Erin
    Mar 14, 2019
    A very well researched book on Lizzie Borden. I am left with many questions still! I still don?t understand how someone could be hacked to death and no one hear anything. I?m not sure of her guilt but I am also not sure of her innocence. This is an excellent history and I highly re...
  • Nicole
    Mar 09, 2019
    ** I received a free ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ** The Trial of Lizzie Borden goes into great detail of the discovery of Andrew and Abby Borden's bodies and the trial of one of the most notorious unsolved murders in the United States. While the story of Liz...
  • Elizabeth
    Dec 14, 2018
    The remarkable new account of an essential piece of American mythology?the trial of Lizzie Borden?based on twenty years of research and recently unearthed evidence. The Trial of Lizzie Borden tells the true story of one of the most sensational murder trials in American history. ...
  • Giulia
    Feb 19, 2019
    I have read a few books and articles that focused on the Lizzie Borden trial. Did she do it or not? This book by Cara Robertson, like the others, does not answer that question. We do not know definitively whether she is the murderer of her father and stepmother. However, this book lays...
  • Amanda B
    Mar 01, 2019
    I was very excited to read this because I am actually distantly related to Lizzie Borden. Sadly, this book was a bit hard for me to get through. I found the material dry because it was filled with a majority of direct quotes from research and not a lot of storytelling. I was also disap...
  • Jessica White
    Jan 12, 2019
    GUILTY! That's what I've always said about Lizzie Borden. That being said, reading the actual transcripts from her trial is incredibly aggravating. Fall River Police BOTCHED this investigation. Now that may just be my Criminal Justice/Forensics background coming out. But ...
  • Kayo
    Jan 15, 2019
    Although I was looking forward to reading this book, it was SO DRY. So many facts, it just wasn't an enjoyable read. Thanks to author, publisher and Netgalley for the chance to read this book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing on the rating I gave it. ...
  • Marjorie
    Feb 15, 2019
    Most people are familiar with the murder that Lizzie Borden was accused of as there have been numerous books and movies based on it. In August of 1892, Lizzie?s father and stepmother were brutally murdered in their home. Lizzie was accused of the murder and the trial became a sensati...
  • Juli
    Mar 02, 2019
    "Lizzie Borden took an axe...gave her mother 40 whacks. When she saw what she had done...gave her father 41" ~Playground chant In August 1892, the murders of Andrew and Abby Borden in their home in Fall River, MA created a media frenzy. Their daughter, Lizzie, was arrested for the...
  • Kaylie (shihtzus.and.book.reviews)
    Mar 13, 2019
    I?ll be completely honest: this book is meant for the individuals that are morbidly fascinated by the Lizzie Borden case. This shouldn?t come as a shock, but if you don?t care about Lizzie Borden, you?ll probably not care about this book. In case you couldn?t guess, Lizzie i...
  • Jess
    Mar 11, 2019
    **I received an advanced reader?s copy of this book through NetGalley for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review** Robertson?s well researched nonfiction tale describes in detail the murder of Andrew Borden and his wife Abby, and the trial of Andrew?s younges...
  • R
    Oct 30, 2018
    This was a fascinating book about the trial of Lizzie Borden. It was accompanied by many photos, of not only people, but places of prominence related to these events. This allowed the reader to have an overall and comprehensive understanding of the life and times of Lizzie Borden. ...
  • Elysse
    Jan 08, 2019
    The chilling story of Lizzie Borden has been told numerous times since the murder took place - what could have possessed this young woman to kill her parents? Robertson, however, took this trial and created a unique, less popular perspective that sheds light on the culture in which thi...