Lizzie Borden’s Maplecroft Sold?

Lizzie Borden’s Maplecroft Sold?

Notice something missing?     The FOR SALE sign is no longer in front of the house. A birdie told me that a prospective buyer from a certain part of the country came to Fall River on the 12th of September to look at the house and now the sign is gone. The person was…

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Lizzie Borden Novel: Maplecroft by Cherie Priest

Lizzie Borden Novel: Maplecroft by Cherie Priest

So far, so good. Lizzie Borden is a monster killer, protecting sister Emma from strange beasts with her iron hatchet. I am enjoying the story and author Cherie Priest’s take on the tale of Lizzie Borden, taking her to great heights of “nightmare and madness.” Of particular interest to me, besides the use of Lizzie…

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Lizzie Borden’s Church Getting Makeover

Lizzie Borden’s Church Getting Makeover

September 11, 2014 | Borden Buzz, Fall River News | No Comments

The Central Congregational Church, previous home of the International Culinary Institute and the Abbey Grille, has been purchased and the new owner is hard at work effecting repairs, both inside and out. These images were taken on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, and show the transformation in process. While the tower is still wrapped in the…

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Lizzie Borden Case: Policeman Dennis Desmond

Lizzie Borden Case: Policeman Dennis Desmond

Dennis Desmond was a Fall River police officer for many years and was one of the men who conducted police interviews shortly after the murders of Andrew and Abby Borden. A bit of background on Mr. Desmond appears in The Commonwealth of Massachusetts VS. Lizzie A. Borden; The Knowlton Papers, 1892-1893. Eds. Michael Martins and…

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Lizzie Borden’s Maplecroft Painting Complete

Lizzie Borden’s Maplecroft Painting Complete

The headline here is an assumption on my part, of course. But a great deal of work has been done on this grand home that it looks finished…. The garage is even sporting new panels and facia boards! The house has been painted a pale yellow with white trim. According to Borden historian Bill Pavao,…

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The Literary Hatchet #9 is now for sale in print!

The Literary Hatchet #9 is now for sale in print!

The new issue of The Literary Hatchet (#9) is now available for sale in print format through our print-on-demand partner CreateSpace. This issue is the largest one yet, at a whopping 204 pages, packed with the best horror and gothic short stories, poetry, artwork, interviews, and reviews on the planet. With authors and contributors world-wide,…

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The Literary Hatchet #9 is Online!

The Literary Hatchet #9 is Online!

Hot off the presses! The newest issue of The Literary Hatchet is now online for your reading pleasure. This is the biggest issue to date, at 204 pages! Packed with the best short stories, poetry, artwork, interviews, and reviews in the world. With contributors from across the globe, The Literary Hatchet truly represents a wide-ranging…

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Lizzie Borden’s Maplecroft is being painted — yellow

Lizzie Borden’s Maplecroft is being painted — yellow

It is about time! Lizzie Borden’s home on “the Hill” on French Street, where she and her sister Emma moved to following Lizzie’s acquittal for the murder of their father and stepmother, is getting quite a facelift. The home has been in terrible disrepair (on the outside that we could see–don’t know about the interior)…

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Reliving Lizzie Borden Twitter Feed

August 4, 2014 | Borden Buzz, Case Related | No Comments

Tweets by @RealTimeLizzie

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History.com gets it wrong on Lizzie Borden

History.com gets it wrong on Lizzie Borden

This being the weekend of the 122nd anniversary of the murder of Andrew and Abby Borden, someone sent me this link on FaceBook to a piece published just today!  I was eager to read “9 Things You May Not Know About Lizzie Borden.” Thing is, most of the nine are incorrect and it is obvious…

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First Reactions to Lizzie Borden Episode of Deadly Women

First Reactions to Lizzie Borden Episode of Deadly Women

Tonight on Investigation Discovery, the series Deadly Women premiered an episode about the Lizzie Borden case titled “Lady of Blood.” I had high hopes for this documentary as I know first hand the amount of research this production company conducted prior to interviewing me and others in Fall River last October. I really liked the…

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Lizzie Borden Happenings, August 1-4, 2014

Lizzie Borden Happenings, August 1-4, 2014

  Is it that time of year again? Wow, the year is just rushing by. The anniversary (122 years) of the murders of Andrew and Abby Borden is once again upon us and there are quite a number of Lizzie Borden events scheduled for those who are visiting Fall River and those who are not….

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Lizzie Borden on Deadly Women, August 1

Lizzie Borden on Deadly Women, August 1

Investigation Discovery will premiere their 8th season at 9 pm on Friday, August 1, 2014, with an entire hour-long episode devoted to the Lizzie Borden case. The production company came to Fall River in October of last year to interview myself, Michael Martins, Dennis Binette, and Lee-Ann Wilbur about this unsolved case. The research team had…

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Lizzie Borden Books, Forthcoming and Now

Lizzie Borden Books, Forthcoming and Now

  Just in time for August 4th, a new non-fiction book on Lizzie Borden and the people that surround this most enigmatic of unsolved murder cases is being released this weekend. Lizzie Borden Resurrections: A history of the people surrounding the Borden case before, during, and after the trial is authored by Liz Whiz Sherry Chapman,…

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Harry E. Widdows (1939-2014) ~ With Sadness and with Sorrow

Harry E. Widdows (1939-2014) ~ With Sadness and with Sorrow

 He Is Not Dead I cannot say, and I will not say That he is dead. He is just away. With a cheery smile, and a wave of the hand, He has wandered into an unknown land And left us dreaming how very fair It needs must be, since he lingers there. And you—oh you,…

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