Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Lizzie Borden #Zombie Hunter #1LineWed - The Beginning

Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter is my new book coming out this summer/fall.

For #1LineWed - 1 Line Wednesday - here's how it begins: 

NOTE: There is a historic news paragraph that begins each chapter, as well . 

Chapter One
Q. You saw his face covered with blood?

A. Yes sir. 
(--Lizzie Borden at inquest, August 9-11, 1892, Fall River Courtroom )

August 4, 1892


Lizzie Borden drained the rest of her tea, set down her cup, and listened to the thumps and the sound of furniture moving upstairs. 

And one of the creepier lines:
Then Lizzie spotted it: the worn hatchet Father had left behind after he’d last brought in the newly chopped wood. 


Every city has its secrets…

Everyone thinks Lizzie Borden murdered her father and stepmother one hot August morning in 1892 for the oldest of reasons—greed, social status, frustration… But what if she did it because she had to?

Discovering Mr. and Mrs. Borden have become zombies thrusts Lizzie into a horrific world where the walking dead are part of a shocking conspiracy to infect not only Fall River, Massachusetts, but also the world beyond. Now Lizzie enters the fight, vowing to do everything she can to protect her sister, Emma, and her hometown, from this horrid scourge.

But who really killed the Bordens—and why? Lizzie and Emma try to unravel the mystery, even as Lizzie faces the gallows for murder and another fear: what role did her father have in these horrors?

Nowhere in nineteenth-century Fall River is safe from these nightmarish ghouls or the evil forces controlling them.

Yet, for Lizzie, uncovering her city’s—and family’s—secrets may come at a terrible price…


  1. This is an interesting concept. On one hand I think the story sounds great and it's something I would probably read, but on the other hand, I think writing fan fiction about a real life murderer might be a little icky

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I never thought of it as fan fiction, more a mystery-horror novel. I think it's so far removed in time now that it's less awful to use her as a character. She seems to be more popular lately, too, in horror fiction and film...