Richard Behrens, co-founder of Nine Muses books and the late author, wrote both fiction and non-fiction. After his untimely passing, his wife collected his writings and printed into three books:

Of Moons and Monoliths is Richard’s collected  essays on mysticism, literature, the arts, historical women, and science fiction. Available in both print book and e-book formats on Amazon.

Garden Bay Stories are Richard’s short stories and vignettes about growing up in Queens, NY. Available in print book format on Amazon.

The Audible Amnesiac is Richard’s complete collection of his Lizzie Borden, Girl Detective Mysteries. Available in e-book and print book formats on Amazon.

Author Richard Behrens

It is with profound sadness that we at Nine Muses Books announce the passing of Richard Behrens, author of The Lizzie Borden, Girl Detective Mystery series and the writer, director and host of The Lizzie Borden Podcast. He was 52.
Richard was an extraordinary man, possessor of a gentle spirit and an amazing intellectual capacity that could painstakingly decode Finnegan’s Wake one moment, and laugh heartily at a silent Laurel and Hardy film the next. He was a voracious reader and easily read more than 10 books simultaneously, and collected an enormous library. He enjoyed the creative process of writing his comic mysteries of his Lizzie Borden Girl Detective series. Roars of laughter could be heard from his office as he wrote a particularly funny scene.
Richard leaves a vast legacy of unpublished works so his widow created a GoFundMe campaign to raise the funds needed to ensure the publishing of these unpublished stories, including his nearly completed Audible Amnesiac. If you wish to contribute, follow this link:
The Lizzie Borden Podcast was written, directed and hosted by Richard, and therefore will end with the 11th (and final) episode of Richard’s radio play The Agitated Elocutionist. Richard’s books will remain available on
Please check back for future announcements about the upcoming publication of The Audible Amnesiac.