The Trial of Lizzie Borden

The Trial of Lizzie Borden

When Andrew and Abby Borden were brutally hacked to death in Fall River, Massachusetts, in August of 1892, the arrest of the couple?s daughter Lizzie turned the case into international news and her 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 rele When Andrew and Abby Borden were brutally hacked to death in Fall River, Massachusetts, in August of 1892, the arrest o...

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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:375 pages pages

The Trial of Lizzie Borden Reviews

  • Amy
    Jun 09, 2019
    I really wanted to love this one ... as a huge fan of true crime, I was so excited to see this was coming out. Unfortunately, this one didn't work for me. I loved the pieces about the crime and the people who were involved in the case but a large component of the book was a moment by m...
  • Nancy Oakes
    Mar 17, 2019
    I'm going with 4.5 here -- although I was worried about it since I haven't been impressed with a number of books on the topic, it turned out to be a good one. http://www.nonfictionrealstuff.com/20... In The Trial of Lizzie Borden, just so we're clear, the author does not endeavo...
  • Lois
    Mar 19, 2019
    Very detailed account of evidence. Horribly boring audiobook narrator. ...
  • Darlene
    Apr 14, 2019
    In August of 1892, horrific dual murders occurred in the home of Andrew and Abby Borden in Fall Rivers, Massachusetts. At some point on the morning of the murders, while Abby was making the bed in an upstairs bedroom, someone approached and struck her 19 times in the head with a hatche...
  • Bridgett
    Mar 17, 2019
    The truth is, I don't have much to say. This book bored me to tears. While I admire the time and research involved in the making of this book, it was incredibly dry. I literally had to force myself to pick it up and keep reading. Admittedly, nonfiction isn't typically my genre of ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Diane S ☔
    May 19, 2019
    3.5 thoughts soon. ...
  • 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...
  • Julie
    May 30, 2019
    The Trial of Lizzie Borden by Cara Robertson is a 2019 Simon & Schuster publication. As unsolved murders go, this is THE case that puzzles me the most. For many it?s Jack the Ripper, whose violent killing spree has been poured over and analyzed six ways from Sunday. But, in t...
  • 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...
  • BAM The Bibliomaniac
    Jun 18, 2019
    My thanks go to Cara Robertson, Simon and Schuster, and Netgalley for the free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review. After twenty years of research Robertson has written an intricately woven narrative of Borden's day's before and during her trial. I'm just saying she'...
  • 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...
  • Linda
    Apr 28, 2019
    Fascination.....like eyes drawn to bright shiny objects. Even after one hundred and more years, the world can't seem to get enough of the infamous murder case involving Lizzie Borden of Fall River, Massachusetts. It's August of 1892 and the town is sweltering in the heat of summe...
  • Donna Davis
    Mar 25, 2019
    ?Oh, Mrs. Churchill, do come over. Someone has killed father.? Lizzie Borden is the subject of one of America?s most enduring legends, and Robertson is a towering legal scholar, educated at Harvard and Oxford, and then at Stanford Law. She?s participated in an international ...
  • Simona
    May 11, 2019
    Pillar of this book is a comprehensive research, and author didn?t just dissect the trial into day to day events, but she also gave them the frame in interesting social study of this era. If you are looking for something more in true crime books, then this book is for you! ...
  • 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 ...
  • Erin *Help I’m Reading and I Can’t Get Up*
    Mar 21, 2019
    3.5 stars. The book is exactly what it claims to be: an account, not of the murders, but of the trial. Anyone who loves the "Order" part of "Law & Order" will love it. Despite some tedious parts, there are interesting implications (which I wish had been slightly more fleshed out) a...
  • Janelle • She Reads with Cats
    Mar 12, 2019
    Many thanks Simon and Schuster for my free copy of THE TRIAL OF LIZZIE BORDEN by Cara Robertson I love reading true crime and have always been fascinated by Lizzie Borden. I?ve read several books, watched movies and TV shows, but this is the first nonfiction book I?ve read. It?...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Apr 29, 2019
    A thorough compendium on the topic of Lizzie Borden?s trial! ? ? ? ? Cara Robertson spent twenty years researching Lizzie Borden?s case, and this is her first book. The depth and breadth to this research shows immediately making this a resource for anyone interested in ...
  • 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...
  • Kristy K
    Mar 25, 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." 2.5 Stars Sadly, my knowledge of Lizzie Borden was basically the rhyme above. As a true crime aficionado, it was always on my list to read about the Borde...
  • Jammin Jenny
    May 03, 2019
    I really enjoyed this novel that provides a fairly detailed account of the actual trial of Lizzie Borden who was accused of murdering her father and step-mother in cold blood using an axe. It was interesting to see the way the trial came about, and the evidence brought forth both again...
  • Deanne Patterson
    Mar 31, 2019
    Fall River,Massachusetts 1892 it is a bustling town with the usual shops,churches and neighborly visits. Those who could afford it had servants and lived up on the hill. While the Borden family did have domestic help, an Irish woman named Bridget they did not live on the hill and Lizzi...
  • 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...
  • Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
    Aug 11, 2019
    This is a good starter for anyone who knows the name Lizzie Borden but not anything about the actual murder and trial. Basically: Lizzie Borden had a bomb ass lawyer. How this book sits below a 3.5 on GoodReads is BEYOND me so I'm upping my 4 star to a 5 star to try and counteract...
  • Katie B
    Jun 09, 2019
    I'll admit I'm pretty disappointed I didn't like this book more because true crime is one of my favorite genres. My 3 stars might be a tad generous because I was bored for so many of the chapters revolving around the trial. It's a well-researched book, but it reads more like a textbook...
  • Erin (from Long Island, NY)
    Jul 09, 2019
    I was impressed by the amount of research that obviously went in to this book. Beforehand I had only heard bits & pieces of the case, so i went in interested in learning about what had actually happened (the best anyone could tell anyway.) My only warning would be that there isn't ...
  • Elizabeth A.G.
    May 31, 2019
    Thorough and well researched look into the famous, unsolved mystery of the murders of Abby and Andrew Borden and the trial of stepdaughter/daughter, Lizzie Borden. Cara Robertson's telling of this horrific crime includes a look into the personalities of the principal characters; the po...
  • Tucker
    Apr 17, 2019
    Many thanks to Simon & Schuster for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review I have always been fascinated by this case in particular. Cara Roberston did a great job of going over the facts in an exciting and intriguing way. My one complaint was that at times she wou...