Forty Whacks: Did Lizzie Borden Take an Axe?

Forty Whacks Did Lizzie Borden Take an Axe Originally published in as a portion of renowned criminologist Edgar Lustgarten s larger Verdict in Dispute this Kindle edition equivalent to a physical book of approximately pages explores

  • Title: Forty Whacks: Did Lizzie Borden Take an Axe?
  • Author: Edgar Lustgarten
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 413
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Originally published in 1949 as a portion of renowned criminologist Edgar Lustgarten s larger Verdict in Dispute, this Kindle edition, equivalent to a physical book of approximately 48 pages, explores the Lizzie Borden axe murder case of 1892 the background, the crime, and the trial Sample passage Miss Lizzie had already given evidence on oath at the inquest, to whicOriginally published in 1949 as a portion of renowned criminologist Edgar Lustgarten s larger Verdict in Dispute, this Kindle edition, equivalent to a physical book of approximately 48 pages, explores the Lizzie Borden axe murder case of 1892 the background, the crime, and the trial Sample passage Miss Lizzie had already given evidence on oath at the inquest, to which she had been summoned by subpoena There, under Knowlton s cross examination, she had proved an obstinate but unconvincing witness The contradictions in her story were rife and absolute the explanations few and often incomplete She had been downstairs in the kitchen when her father returned home no, she had been upstairs, sewing on a piece of tape no, she remembered, she had been downstairs after all She had gone out to the barn to find a sinker for a fish line she had not been to the barn before for possibly three months she didn t know what made her choose that special, fateful moment she had stayed up in the barn for a space of twenty minutes it was a very hot day and the barn was dreadfully close no, of course she wouldn t stay there any longer than she need How long would it take to find the sinker three minutes, or four No, it took her ten And the remaining ten, Miss Borden She was just looking idly through the window of the barn, eating three pears she had brought in from the yard About the author Edgar Lustgarten 1907 1978 was a British broadcaster, criminologist and crime writer In the 1950 and 60s he hosted the crime series Scotland Yard and The Scales of Justice Other titles include such crime novels as Blondie Iscariot and Game for Three Losers, and such true crime works as A Century of Murderers and The Illustrated Story of Crime.

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