Cara Robertson

In The Trial of Lizzie Borden (Simon and Schuster) Cara Robertson—a lawyer and former Supreme Court clerk takes a deep dive into this country’s first “trial of the century.” “Robertson debuts with the definitive account to date of one of America's most notorious and enduring murder mysteries. In August 1892, the bodies of Lizzie Borden's father, Andrew, and her stepmother, Abby, were found hacked to death in their home in Fall River, Mass...The absence of a clear motive, any prior history of violence, and the difficulty many had in viewing the respectable churchgoing Lizzie as a savage killer proved obstacles to widespread acceptance of the prosecution's case, and Lizzie was acquitted after a trial. Robertson methodically rebuts the numerous theories advanced at the time and since, some of which pointed to other members of the household. The end result is a superior, page-turning true crime narrative that will leave most readers believing that the jury got it wrong.”-Publishers Weekly.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 7:00pm
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The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
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