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Author Mailman, Erika, author.

Title The murderer's maid a Lizzie Borden novel / Erika Mailman.

Publication Info. San Francisco, CA : Bonhomie Press, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 Manchester, Main Library - Adult Fiction  MAILMAN, ERIKA    Check Shelf
 Southington Library - Adult  F MAILMAN    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Mysteries  MYS MAILMAN    Check Shelf
Description 400 pages ; 22 cm.
Summary Bram Stoker Award finalist Erika Mailman brings the true story of the brutal murder of Lizzie Borden's father and stepmother into new focus by adding a riveting contemporary narrative. The Murderer's Maid interweaves the stories of two women: one, the servant of infamous Lizzie Borden, and the other a modern-day barista fleeing from an attempt on her life. Trapped by servitude and afraid for her own safety, Irish maid Bridget finds herself an unwilling witness to the tensions in the volatile Borden household. As Lizzie seethes with resentment, Bridget tries to perform her duties and keep her mouth shut. Unknowingly connected to the legendary crime of a century ago, Brooke, the illegitimate daughter of an immigrant maid, struggles to conceal her identity and stay a jump ahead of the men who want to kill her. When she unexpectedly falls in love with Anthony, a local attorney, she has to decide whether to stop running and begin her life anew. With historical detail and taut, modern storytelling, Erika Mailman writes a captivating novel about identity, choices, freedom, and murder. She offers readers a fresh perspective on the notorious crime and explores the trials of immigrants seeking a better life while facing down fear and oppression, today and throughout history. Intelligent and detailed, The Murderer's Maid is a gripping read from beginning to bloody conclusion. -- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 394).
Subject Borden, Lizzie, 1860-1927 -- Trials, litigation, etc. -- Fiction.
Borden, Lizzie, 1860-1927. (OCoLC)fst00015352
Murder -- Massachusetts -- Fall River -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- Massachusetts -- Fall River -- Fiction.
Female offenders -- Fiction.
Immigrants -- Fiction.
Female offenders. (OCoLC)fst00922629
Immigrants. (OCoLC)fst00967712
Murder. (OCoLC)fst01029781
Murder -- Investigation. (OCoLC)fst01029788
Trials. (OCoLC)fst01156290
Massachusetts -- Fall River. (OCoLC)fst01210319
FICTION / Historical.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / International Mystery & Crime.
FICTION / Romance.
Genre/Form Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Historical fiction.
Suspense fiction.
ISBN 9780997066449
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