The 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.
A recent meeting of the Mutton Eaters, the Fall River Chapter of the Second Street Irregulars, focused on the life of Dr. Seabury W. Bowen of Fall River. The good doctor was a crucial player in the events of August 4, 1892. No account of the murders and its aftermath can trivialize his role. A fictional Dr. Bowen makes a prominent appearance in the short story “The Melancholy Scion,” the fifth installment of Lizzie Borden: Girl Detective. What is particularly relevant about the Mutton Eaters’ workshop on Dr. Bowen was the presentation by Lorraine Gregoire of a photograph of the young Dr. Bowen. In this photograph, he seems as young as he would appear in the short story which takes place in 1877. You can see the photograph and read much information about Dr. Bowen’s life at Shelley Dziedzic’s blog Lizzie Borden: Warps & Wefts.