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.