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The Borden Tragedy by Rick Geary
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The Borden Tragedy

by Rick Geary

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I was not a fan of the illustration style. Also, what's up with the creepy comparison between Lizzie Borden and OJ Simpson on the back cover, book person? ( )
  imahorcrux | Jun 22, 2016 |
On August 4, 1892, the town of Fall River, Massachusetts, was shocked by the grisly murders of Andrew and Abby Borden. Andrew was a wealthy man married to his second wife and the father of 2 spinster daughters, Emma and Lizzie. Lizzie alerted the family maid to the murders after she saw her father's body slumped on the blood-soaked sofa in the sitting room; Abby's body lay in a pool of blood in her dressing room on the second floor of the Borden home. After the police finished their investigation Lizzie was arrested for the double homicide and sent to prison. During her subsequent trial she was acquitted of the crime and she returned to Fall River to live out her life never quite without suspicion that she had gotten away with murder.

This well-drawn graphic novel lays out the facts quite well and shows that the evidence against Lizzie was circumstantial but also that no other viable suspect was ever uncovered. Newspaper reports from Boston and New York papers during the investigation and trial are included at the end of the book as well as a modern comparison by the author between Lizzie Borden and O.J. Simpson. The book is short and interesting but I find my old eyes have a problem reading the small printing in the picture panels.
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  Ellen_R | Jan 15, 2016 |
A nice graphic history of the Borden Tragedy. All of Rick Geary's books are excellent. The black and white ink drawings perfectly suit the macabre stories he is telling. ( )
  ThothJ | Dec 4, 2015 |
A nice graphic history of the Borden Tragedy. All of Rick Geary's books are excellent. The black and white ink drawings perfectly suit the macabre stories he is telling. ( )
  ThothJ | Dec 4, 2015 |
A nice graphic history of the Borden Tragedy. All of Rick Geary's books are excellent. The black and white ink drawings perfectly suit the macabre stories he is telling. ( )
  ThothJ | Dec 3, 2015 |
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The grim and seething summer of 1892 will never depart my memory...nor, I daresay, will it be ever forgot by the good citizens of Fall River.
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Retells the story of Lizzie Borden who was accused of being an axe murderer

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