Lizzie Didn't Do It! Paperback – Jan 1 2000
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Central to his thesis, though, is the belief that the Bordens were actually killed at about the same time and Mr. Borden first. This goes against a hundred years of tradition. I've actually wondered myself whether the doctors may have been wrong at the time -- but it still seems to me that the likelihood is that they were killed some time apart, with Mrs. Borden having been killed first.
It's interesting that practically all the books that have come out in the past ten years about the case have pointed at people other than Lizzie. That may be a good thing. Despite the legend about the case, there were plenty of people at the time of the trial who thought Lizzie was innocent. Her notoriety may not be deserved.
Of all the books on this case, the one I've thought best-written (though not without its flaws) is Edward Radin's 1961 book Lizzie Borden: The Untold Story. Radin's theory is that the maid, Bridget Sullivan, did it. Radin points out that there have been many cases when servants killed employers, and Bridget did have opportunity. (She also may have had it in for Mrs. Borden.Read more ›
Fall River Massachusetts is the location of one of America's most brutal murders. In 1892 Lizzie Borden was acquitted of the crime, but over 100 years later people still consider her the killer. Masterton pieces together, through forensics, a highly convincing argument to the contrary of public opinion.
The books looks at the evidence gathered, breaks it down and details why Lizzie Borden could not and was not the killer. I was a skeptic of the book until I started to openly evaluate what the author was relaying throughout the entire book.
Masterton had to have worked overtime to answer the most difficult questions. His work is impeccable and his research is by far the best if have ever seen on this subject. This book Masterton has changed my thinking on the case - you might want to read this one too.
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William L. Masterton has a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry and retired as a full Professor from the University of Connecticut in 1987. Read morePublished on April 14 2003 by Acute Observer
This was an excellent book! I have always been interested in this case and it was thorough in examining all of the evidence and testimony presented at the inquest and trial. Read morePublished on Nov. 2 2002 by Neenz