Did Lizzie Borden Do It? Interview w/ Author Cara Robertson
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“Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother 40 whacks when she saw what she had done, she gave her father 41” 

It’s a rhyme that’s been around a long time.  Did Lizzie Borden commit the murder of her father and her step-mother? Author Cara Robertson is not the first writer to broach the subject.  Her take on the material is unique, though,  Cara methodically and clearly follows the trial of Lizzie Borden day by day and reports the events by also using the words of reporters at the time, a clever and effective spin.  Cara also studied law and her grasp of the law adds an extra perspective to the trial proceedings. 

True crime buffs will love this careful, methodical, expertly-written report with historical background and photos added to round out the story of this mystery.   

You can find Cara Robertson at her website: CaraRobertson.com

I asked Cara for her favorite book.  Clarissa by Samuel Richardson was her answer. 

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