When 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.
- Print Length: 251 pages
- Publisher: Nine Muses Books; 1 edition (July 19, 2015)
- Publication Date: July 19, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0125PZ3VI
The Agitated Elocutionist (#1)
The Forlorn Maggie (#2)
The Purloined Curio (#3)
The Melancholy Scion (#4)
The Sculling Boat (#5)
The Exhausted Amanuensis (#6)
Lizzie Borden: Girl Detective by Richard Behrens was published by Pear Tree Press on April 16th, 2010.
Authored by Richard Behrens
Designed by Stefani Koorey
Illustrated by Marc Reed
Associate editor Kat Koorey
Consultant editor Shelley Dziedzic
Introducing Miss Lizzie Borden of Fall River, Massachusetts, a most excellent girl detective and the most remarkable young woman ever to take on the criminal underworld in late 19th century New England.
Many years before her infamous arrest and trial for the murders of her father and stepmother, Lizzie Borden pursued a career as a private consulting detective and wrestled masterfully with a crooked spiritualist, a corrupt and murderous textile tycoon, a secret society of anarchist assassins, rowdy and deadly sporting boys, a crazed and vengeful mutineer, an industrial saboteur, and a dangerously unhinged math professor—none of whom are ever exactly what they seem to be.
In these five early tales of mystery and adventure, Lizzie Borden is joined by her stubborn and stingy father Andrew; her jealous and weak-chinned sister Emma; her trusted companion Homer Thesinger the Boy Inventor; and the melancholy French scion Andre De Camp. Together, they explore Fall River’s dark side through a landscape that is industrial, Victorian, and distinctly American.
You have met Lizzie Borden before! But never like this!
Includes the following stories:
- The Forlorn Maggie
- The Purloined Curio
- The Exhausted Amanuensis
- The Traumatized Metallurgist
- The Melancholy Scion
About the author
Richard Behrens is a contributor to The Hatchet: A Journal of Lizzie Borden and Victorian Studies and a founding editor of The Trenton Review. His writings on literature and science fiction have been published in The Journal of Advancing Technology and on TheModernWord.com. A native New Yorker, now living in New England, Richard is working on several more Lizzie Borden, Girl Detective mysteries.
- Publication Date:Apr 16 2010
- ISBN/EAN13: 0981904319 / 9780981904313
- Page Count: 208
- Binding Type: US Trade Paper
- Trim Size: 6″ x 9″
- Language: English
- Color: Black and White
- Related Categories: Fiction / Short Stories