Category Archives: Book and Media Reviews

The Hatchet is Available in Print

The proofing process has been completed and the new issue of The Hatchet: A Journal of Lizzie Borden & Victorian America is now for sale! Please place your order through this link. The Spring 2011 issue is chocked full of great features! 118 pages and only $16.99! History Hounds On April 27, 2011, I sat

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The Hatchet, 2011, is Online!

The long awaited first issue of The Hatchet: A Journal of Lizzie Borden & Victorian America is online for sale to subscribers. In this issues is the first and only long-form interview with Michael Martins and Dennis Binette on the writing of Parallel Lives: A Social History of Fall River and Her Fall River. In

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Parallel Lives: A Social History of Lizzie A. Borden and Her Fall River–Cover!

An extra special announcement from the curator and assistant curator of the Fall River Historical Society: For those of you who are interested, here is a peek at the working proof of the dust jacket of Parallel Lives. It’s not quite in its final state yet – colors still to be adjusted and a few

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Chloë Sevigny and Lizzie Borden

Chloë Sevigny is producing and starring in a new HBO 2-part mini series on the Lizzie Borden case! This will be the first time since the 1970s, when Elizabeth Montgomery played her in The Legend of Lizzie Borden, that a serious film has been made on the murders. Of course there have been many schlock

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Lizzie Borden Society Forum Updated

The old version of the Lizzie Borden Society Forum is no more. We have upgraded the site to the latest version of software and successfully migrated the content. We are up and running and can now offer a few enhancements like “choose your own interface.” We have six different designs loaded so when you log

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Lizzie Borden Mock Trial 1997

The entire mock trial at Stanford University that was filmed in 1997 has been just put online at C-SPAN! Coolbeans! Stars Cara Robertson, William Renquist, and Sandra Day O’Connor. View the entire film here.

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Hatchet Subscriptions on Sale Now!

The Hatchet is an online journal devoted to the examination and investigation of true crime, Victorian America, mysteries, and the Borden Murders of 1892. Written for both the novice and seasoned Lizzie Borden enthusiast, The Hatchet takes a literate and entertaining approach through wide-ranging feature essays, reviews and criticism, interviews, fiction, art, poetry, and humor.

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Lizzie Borden and Fall River Christmas Gifts

There is still time to shop for your Fall River or Lizzie Borden friends. Here are a few of the items that would make anyone interested in the mystery that is Lizzie Borden or the history that is Fall River happy this holiday season. From PearTree Press comes this outstanding collection of short stories by

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New Lizzie Borden Books for Sale

The Fall River Historical Society has updated their Museum Shop’s pages to reflect new Lizzie Borden books that they have available for sale. Among the additions are Richard Behrens’ Lizzie Borden: Girl Detective, Tim Weisberg’s Ghosts of the SouthCoast, Karen Chaney’s Lizzie Borden, and Faye Musselman’s timeline. Additionally, a new books on the Sarah Cornell

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Lizzie Borden and Delores Delight

A recent video on YouTube is quite entertaining. It is a modern recording of Delores Delight performing “You Can’t Chop Your Papa Up in Massachusetts.” The information on the video is as follows: “Showing off her character skills, Dolores tells us exactly why Miss Borden did just that… Created for Ministry of Burlesque’s Victorian Values.”

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Lizzie Borden and Jill Dalton

When Jill Dalton created her one-woman stage play, Lizzie Borden Live!, she crafted an intimate portrait of the enigmatic Fall River matron that teased and entertained us. The play was performed in Cape May, NJ, Providence, RI, Sedona, AZ, and Fall River, MA. While in Fall River last year, the play and Jill were profiled

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Parallel Lives and Lizzie Borden in the Boston Globe

Here is the actual article from today’s Boston Globe on the Fall River Historical Society’s soon-to-be-published book, Parallel Lives: A Social History of Lizzie A. Borden and Her Fall River. Please click on the images to see them larger.

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Lizzie Borden and Parallel Lives

The new book that is soon to be published by the Fall River Historical Society, Parallel Lives: A Social History of Lizzie A. Borden and Her Fall River, has had its first big press! Sunday’s Boston Globe will carry the story. Here is the link, where you can read it early!

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Lizzie Borden Christmas Present

I have the perfect gift for you to give to your loved one or yourself this holiday season: a copy of Lizzie Borden: Girl Detective! This book is fabulous and fun, historical and hysterical, sensible and smart, inventive and incredible. In short, you will love, love, love it! Buy it now for $14.95 disclaimer: my

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Lizzie Borden: why we still can’t bury the hatchet

Interesting article online regarding the Lizzie Borden case you might like. One note of criticism—this essay is in need of an editor. Not for fact checking, which is usually the case, but for grammatical reasons. Being an editor myself, I am acutely aware of the inappropriate use of punctuation and word usage. Ah, well. We

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