Crime Library writer Denise Noe interviews authors and Lizzie Borden experts Michael Martins and Dennis A. Binette, who say journals kept by Borden’s attorney and Borden herself shed a new light on the legendary cold case.
Over a century ago, a well-known rhyme says that, "Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one" — but maybe it wasn’t Lizzie at all. The classic murder tale that may be the most enduring mystery America has ever produced.
More than a century after Abby and Andrew Borden were brutally hacked to death on August 4, 1892, there is more to be learned about this case. Letters by Lizzie’s lawyer and Lizzie herself shed new light on the Victorian murder mystery.