The Borden Tragedy
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This softcover is one of Geary's "Treasury of Victorian Murder" series of graphic-novel-style re-tellings of famous crimes. And the Borden murders in Fall River MA are perhaps among the best-known of all, if only from the "Lizzie Borden took an axe..." rhyme.
The book goes into considerable detail about the setting, the characters, and the crimes, including a layout of the house and a map of the area, the better to follow the action (and the alibis). The black-and-white woodcut-style graphics help to tone down the violence of the attacks, but the gruesome and bizarre nature of the killings comes through full-force.
Geary includes a number of speculations as to who actually committed the crimes, and adds a section containing facsimiles of the original newspaper articles of the day, making this a very good look into an infamous - and still unsolved - crime...
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