The author has an interesting twist on who the real murderer of Andrew Borden and his wife might be, someone he claims has never been considered a suspect in earlier studies of the case. The book has a lot of details about the killings and the subsequent cover-up, complete with Lizzie Borden's testimony.
A fascinating, well written account of the murders of Lizzie Borden's father and stepmother and her subsequent trial. Brown's theory of "who-done-it" (not Lizzie) fits the facts of the case better than any other theory. I found this book interesting in that we have all heard the lore for most of our lives and this book gives an excellent glimpse into how different life was 120 years ago. However, the book sometimes slows during detailed recounting of courtroom evidence.
The success of this book is that it catches the imagination and spurs readers to do further research.
I loved this book, but only gave it 4 stars because it is, after all, a biography/case study, and is quite dry. It reads like it was someone's PhD thesis, which it very well may have been! I have no idea. However, if you're into true crime, there is no escaping a facination with the story of Lizzie Borden and the death of her parents - this book answers just about every question you'd ever have about that! Its not a quick read, but I got it down in about a week because the information was so facinating! But, if you're looking for a docudrama of a book, look elsewhere! This is a factual history.