If 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, is clever and appealing. Every story brings the reader to the streets and characters of Fall River as if you were there with them and of course Lizzie Borden. Congratulations to Richard Behrens for his Victorian creativity and imagination.”
Len Rebello, Author of Lizzie Borden: Past & Present
“In Lizzie Borden: Girl Detective Richard Behrens skillfully captures the essence of historic Fall River, bringing the city to life through the adventures of the youthful, intrepid sleuth, Lizzie Borden. The fictional Lizzie is an absolutely delightful character; she is fearlessly cunning, charismatic, and thoroughly enchanting! A must read for all those intrigued by Fall River history, mystery and, of course, Lizzie Borden.”
Michael Martins, Curator of the Fall River History Society / Co-Author of Parallel Lives: A Social History of Lizzie A. Borden and Her Fall River
“This is a fun read and you’ll see Lizzie in a whole new light. It is well written and has lots of unique historical details that make it feel very rich and authentic.”
Jill Dalton, writer/performer LIZZIE BORDEN LIVE
“This is Lizzie Borden as you never imagined her; lively, intrepid and clever as a budding detective on the hunt! The stories are a magic carpet ride to another time – old Fall River in all its glory. The settings, the clothing, the language all showcase a young Lizzie Borden against a background of mystery and intrigue with some twists and turns along the way. Move over Nancy Drew, and make room for Miss Lizzie, Girl Detective- so much fun, it’s nearly criminal! “
Shelley Dziedzic, Lizzie Borden: Warps and Wefts
To those of you who have read Richard Behrens’ book Lizzie Borden: Girl Detective, we invite you to review it on Amazon.com.
There is a new service on Amazon that looks for reviews to select a book to be sold on their site in other formats:
“AmazonEncore is a new program whereby Amazon will use information such as customer reviews on Amazon.com to identify exceptional, overlooked books and authors with more potential than their sales may indicate. Amazon will then partner with the authors to re-introduce their books to readers through marketing support and distribution into multiple channels and formats, such as the Amazon.com Books Store, Amazon Kindle Store, Audible.com, and national and independent bookstores via third-party wholesalers. Browse our books below, and check out AmazonEncore titles available on Kindle.”
If you read the book and loved it, please visit Amazon.com and offer up your opinions. It might help Richard get chosen for this honor!
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!