The Borden Tragedy by Rick Geary
A Memoir of the Infamous Double Murder at Fall River, Mass., 1892 (A Treasury of Victorian Murder)

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"Lizzie Borden took an axe, gave her mother forty whacks, when she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one!" In this third volume of Geary's Treasury, the famous Lizzie Borden double murder is explored with as much attention to well -researched detail as in his Jack the Ripper. This is another celebrated murder of last century, the one that lead to the infamous school rhyme. The parrallel between this old case and OJ Simpson's is striking: both defendants had unblemished reputations; the double murders were gruesome; there were no witnesses and no weapons found; the cases took the media by storm. Both wealthy defendants hired expensive lawyers who convinced the jury of reasonable doubt. Both remain under a cloud of suspicion...
 

About Rick Geary

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Rick Geary is an award-winning cartoonist and illustrator. He has worked for Marvel Entertainment Group, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, and Heavy Metal, and has contributed to National Lampoon and the New York Times Book Review. He lives in Carrizozo, New Mexico.
 
Published September 1, 1997 by NBM Publishing. 80 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Comics & Graphic Novels, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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Comics artist Geary returns with another typically superlative work, the third in his series, A Treasury of Victorian Murder. As in his Jack the Ripper, Geary uses a fictional narrator to present a st

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The unsolved Borden murders have passed into folklore (""Lizzie Borden took an ax, gave her mother forty whacks"") and the question of Lizzie's guilt (she was acquitted but remained under suspicion for the rest of her life) remains unanswered in Geary's book.

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