Lizzie Borden took an axe/And gave her mother forty wacks/When she saw what she done/She gave her father forty one. So goes the old poem about Lizzie. I have been fascinated about this murder since I was a kid when I saw Elizabeth Montgomery in the movie about Lizzie. Did she do it or didn’t she? All signs point to her.
On August 4, 1892, Lizzie’s father and stepmother were found dead. The only people in the house after the killings were Lizzie and the maid Maggie. Neither one saw anyone else in the house. They both said they didn’t do it either. Of course Lizzie was accused and tried but was acquitted of the murders.
In her new book The Trial Of Lizzie Borden looks at everything involved with Lizzie and lays out all the facts she could find. She has done her research and the book is a fascinating read with everything in it you could possibly want to read about it in one place. She never preaches or gives her opinions as to the outcome or if Lizzie was guilty. Just looks at all the information and leaves it up to the reader to decide. We will most likely never know the actual truth but it sure is nice to read everything in one place.
The book is in stores now from Simon and Schuster.