The wait is almost over! In just a few short weeks The Audible Amnesiac and other Lizzie Borden Girl Detective Mysteries will be available on Amazon! This volume of short stories is the definitive collection of Richard Behrens’ intrepid girl detective, complete with quirky characters and clever mysteries. Check back for more updates!
Nine Muses Books is proud to present:
Episode 11: The Agitated Elocutionist: A Lizzie Borden, Girl Detective Radio Play.
In this episode we bring you something completely different: an old-fashioned radio play adapted from The Agitated Elocutionist, one of Richard Behrens’ Lizzie Borden Girl Detective Mysteries. Although set in an authentic 1870s Fall River, MA, with a teenage Lizzie Borden and her real family members, the rest is pure quirky fiction wrapped around an intriguing mystery.
In the world of the girl detective, and 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 as you are about to hear, in The Agitated Elocutionist, she matches wits with a pompous elocutionist and her devoted man-servant. You have met Lizzie Borden before, but never like this!
This radio play is a departure from our usual history-based podcasts, and it is just plain FUN! The quirky characters of Richard Behrens’ imagination come to life right from the pages of his delightful and intriguing mysteries. The actors are superb and hilarious, and the sound effects beautifully capture the Victorian-era flavor of the story.
The e-book version of The Agitated Elocutionist is available as a free download at Amazon.com along with the rest of the Lizzie Borden Girl Detective Mysteries.
The talented cast of The Agitated Elocutionist as pictured left to right in group photo above:
Aaron Potter-Rychwa as Police Officers Beck, Bence and Oxnard
Wendy Almeida as Madame Arbuthnot
Christopher Pratt as Banters the Valet
Heather Herring as Sarah Borden and the narrator
Tara Sabino-Potter as Lizzie Borden
Ian Hefele as Arthur Tinge
Tyler Strickland as The City Marshal
Richard Behrens as Gerard Gumley and writer/director
Mason Amadeus, audio engineer
Catherine Behrens as Abby Borden (pictured below in red sweater)
Listen to the Podcast here or subscribe to the series on iTunes.
The Agitated Elocutionist Radio Play is copyright 2017 Richard Behrens and Nine Muses Books.
The play was engineered by Mason Amadeus and original music was composed and performed by TAM Productions. The Play was recorded at Manadnock Broadcasting Group, Keene, NH.
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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. 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 as chronicled in this clever and imaginative series of short stories. When exiled math professor J. Wellington Welles believes that he is moving backwards in time, Lizzie Borden goes undercover as his personal amanuensis to discover the exact moment of his future murder as well as the name of the killer! Joined by her sister Emma in the somewhat reluctant role of maid-of-all-work, the Girl Detective faces her most puzzling challenge yet, and races against time to solve the problem of the Dark Conclusion. You have met Lizzie Borden before, but never like this!
It was nice to wake up this morning to see that The Minuscule Monk has been reviewed in the Keene Sentinel. It was a very generous and enthusiastic review. You can read it online. Thanks Steve Sherman!
Nine Muses Press announces publication of its December 2015 issue of the Lizzie Borden, Girl Detective Newsletter, Volume 1, Number 2. The newsletters contains the latest news about Lizzie Borden, Girl Detective, and in addition, a brand new short story, available exclusively in the newsletter! The newsletter is free, to receive your copy please sign up at http://eepurl.com/bCtr6b. By signing up you will automatically receive the monthly newsletter as well as current announcements about Lizzie Borden, Girl Detective.
After Richard’s energetic and entertaining reading from The Minuscule Monk, friends and fans gathered for a talk back session with coffee and cake. A good time was had by all! Check back soon for a video link to the reading.
Meet Richard Behrens the author of The Minuscule Monk at a Book Signing and Reading at 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 24 in Keene, NH at Toadstool Bookshop, Colony Mill Marketplace. This is event is free and open to the public.
The Minuscule Monk is a comic mystery that paints a portrait of Fall River, MA at the height of its Victorian splendor and Lizzie Borden, its most infamous citizen, at the start of her most excellent career as a consulting detective.
Come hear the author read from his comic mystery. Also meet Herr Hugo von Trotter the Truth-Telling Dog and C.B.M. Borden the Existentialist Boy Detective.
For more info go to www.toadbooks.com
The Minuscule Monk is appropriate for both adults and young adults.
Place: Fall River Historical Society, 451 Rock Street, Fall River, MA 02720
Date: Saturday, August 1, 2015
Time: 12:00-3:00 PM
Call for details: (508) 679-1071
Hear author Richard Behrens read from his latest Lizzie Borden, Girl Detective novel: The Minuscule Monk! Books will be available for purchase at the event and all proceeds benefit The Fall River Historical Society.
Meet Herr Hugo von Trotter, the truth-telling Boston Terrier, and hear how he helped Lizzie solve the Mystery of The Minuscule Monk!
Come hear excerpts from this 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.
Ric Rebelo, a Fall River-based documentary filmmaker, has interviewed Richard Behrens for his new film Lizbeth: A Victorian Nightmare. He has generously seen fit to include Richard in the film. The interview was conducted in early August at the Lizzie Borden B&B in Fall River. The documentary will air on New England PBS in late October. Please enjoy this preview.
A very special thanks to all who attended the reading at the Fall River Library on August 3rd, and to all who purchased the book on August 4th at the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast / Museum. I hope you enjoyed the reenactment, and I hope you enjoy reading the book. Here’s a video of the Library reading for those who couldn’t attend, or those who would like to see it again. It includes an introduction by Stefani Koorey, the book’s editor and publisher, an appearance by the Pear Essential Players and Donald Woods, the owner of the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast.
Author Richard Behrens is coming to Fall River to read from Lizzie Borden: Girl Detective and sign copies of the book on the annniversay of the 1892 murders.
Tuesday, August 3rd, 6:30-7:30pm
BOOK READING FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Author Richard Behrens will be presenting a reading from his latest book Lizzie Borden: Girl Detective
PLUS: a visit from The Pear Essential Players the reenactment group from the Lizzie Borden B&B
Fall River Public Library
104 North Main Street,
Fall River, MA
Main meeting room, basement
Light refreshments will be served
Wednesday, August 4rd, 10:30am-4:00pm
BOOK READING FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Author Richard Behrens will be singing his latest book Lizzie Borden: Girl Detective at the anniversary re-enactions at 92 Second Street, Fall River. Come get your Lizzie book signed at the actual Borden house and meet your favorite historical characters brought to life by the Pear Essential Players.
Richard Behrens read from his novel “Lizzie Borden: Girl Detective” at the Fall River Historical Society on June 5, 2010. Richard is of the opinion that if you lock yourself into a basement bunker with no windows and no lights, whatever you do there will eventually wind up on YouTube. So enjoy these excerpts from the book as performed before an audience of Fall River residents, Lizzie fans and the curators of the Fall River Historical Society. The video comes to us courtesy of Mondo Lizzie Borden.
The Fall River Historical Society is hosting a reading and book signing by author Richard Behrens on June 5, 2010 from noon to 2:30 p.m. The reading will be at 1 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
The Fall River Historical Society is an important resource for anyone interested in Lizzie Borden, Fall River History, or Victorian American houses, since they are located in a granite mansion built in 1843 on Rock Street on the Hill in Fall River. They also host a Lizzie Borden exhibit which includes the infamous handle-less hatchet that may have been murder weapon and other Lizzie related artifacts. The FRHS is also scheduled to publish Parallel Lives, a major non-fiction study of Lizzie Borden and Fall River, sometime in the next few months. This upcoming book is of particular interest to us because it promises to reveal new material about Lizzie Borden’s life, including the years covered by the Girl Detective stories. You can visit the Historical Society at www.lizzieborden.org for more information.
The Fall River Herald has just graciously published a wonderful article by Deb Allard about Lizzie Borden: Girl Detective on June 3. Thanks Deb!