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!”
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!