Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Today in #History: Emma Borden, sister of Lizzie Borden dies

Today in History:

Emma Borden, sister of accused axe murderer Lizzie Borden, dies in 1927.

After the trial's end in 1893, the sisters bought a mansion together on the "better" side of town, but Emma eventually had a falling out with her sister and moved away. The two never spoke again, with Emma taking anything she knew about the infamous murders in August 1892 to the grave with her. (As an aside, the house, which Lizzie called Maplecroft and was to be turned into a B&B, is again for sale.)

Lizzie Borden was arrested, went on trial in 1893, and was eventually acquitted for the brutal axe murders of her father, Andrew Borden, and stepmother, Abby Durfee Borden. The murder continues to fascinate people today, with numerous re-tellings in books and films.

For another view of the real life murders... 

Get print copies and read more at my website. 

What if Lizzie Borden did kill her father and stepmother for a reason never suspected, like they 'd turned into... zombies?! 

Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter follows the real life 1893 murder trial as Lizzie stands accused of killing her father and stepmother the year before. She battles for her life while facing the gallows, and while trying to save her family from a deadly scourge unleashed on her city. 

Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter 2: The Axe Will Fall continues the story with a more fictional account of Lizzie's life after the trial. There are some spoilers if you didn't read the first book. 

1 comment:

  1. those covers are awesome. read the first one and loved it. i love true crime and to find this novel that shares such an interesting case with an alternate reason for the murders hit the spot.
    sherry @ fundinmental