Read exclusive chapters from upcoming Lizzie Borden, Girl Detective novel: The Minuscule Monk

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This summer, Nine Muses Books will publish a new full-length Lizzie Borden, Girl Detective novel entitled The Minuscule Monk.  This is the first novel-length Lizzie adventure and will be published as both a print book and an e-book.

Now you can read the first two chapters which have been published exclusively in The Literary Hatchet #11. The magazine is available from PearTree Press in a free digital downloadable edition as well as a print edition.  This is your chance to get a head start on the new adventures of Lizzie Borden, the most excellent girl detective of Fall River.

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The Minuscule MonkWhen a dead body mysteriously appears in the basement of her father’s furniture store, 15 year-old Lizzie Andrew Borden immediately takes on the case. Accompanied by an eccentric millionaire who campaigns to extend the vote to animals; a Boston terrier trained to sniff out crooked politicians; and a boy detective who believes the entire universe to be inside his own head, Lizzie follows a trail of taxidermy tools and Civil War bushwhackers to the Minuscule Monk, a legendary gunslinger whose mummified body will bring a punter’s pot to anyone who can deliver it to the New York gangster who has been hunting the Monk for decades. With such high stakes, everyone has a motive for murder, yet everyone seems innocent. Or perhaps, as Lizzie suspects after attending a dinner party with non-existent food and meeting a horse that has turned into its opposite, none of it is even real.

Lizzie Borden, the Girl Detective of Fall River, is at her most spirited in The Minuscule Monk, a comic mystery that paints a portrait of Fall River at the height of its splendor and its most infamous citizen at the start of her most excellent career.

 

Author Richard Behrens interviewed by Fall River Herald

tv-the-lizzie-borden-chronicles02If you are a Lizzie Borden fan, you most likely know that The Fall River Chronicles has aired its fourth episode on the Lifetime Network.  Fall River Herald reporter Deborah Allard has been interviewing various Lizzie Borden historians, pundits and enthusiasts in a weekly Herald column.  Last night, she caught up with Lizzie Borden, Girl Detective author Richard Behrens about the episode entitled “Welcome To Maplacroft” and let him join in on the fun!

Read the interview here.

Richard has commented further: “Far be it from me to criticize the show for historical inaccuracies!  I guess serial killer is just as full of dramatic and comic potential as girl detective!”

Lizzie Borden, Girl Detective Mini-Mysteries available on Google Play

Mini-Mystery Series CoverThe Lizzie Borden, Girl Detective Mini-Mysteries by author Richard Behrens are now available on Google Play. The Mini-Mystery Series is a release of five short stories in e-book format including The Agitated Elocutionist, The Forlorn Maggie, The Purloined Curio, The Sculling Boat and The Melancholy Scion. Each story is available in its own e-book. Coming soon in 2015 are three brand new stories and a full-length novel, The Minuscule Monk. Check back here for more details, updates, and exclusive new material.

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Short stories now available on Amazon

AgitatedElocutionistThe Agitated Elocutionist by author Richard Behrens is now available in e-book format on Amazon.com.  This is the first release of five short stories in the Lizzie Borden, Girl Detective series of mini-mysteries including The Forlorn Maggie, The Purloined Curio, The Sculling Boat and The Melancholy Scion.  Each story will be available in its own e-book.  All five should be up by the end of next week.  Coming soon in the summer of 2015 are three brand new stories and a full-length novel, The Minuscule Monk.  Check back here for more details, updates, and exclusive new material.

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