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Thursday, July 4, 2019

Lizzie Borden Book Blast and Giveaway

Did you know that the Lizzie Borden house is a Bed & Breakfast? Would you pay to stay in the murder room? Well back to the book, you get an historical thriller and a $25 Amazon gift card giveaway. Open worldwide, you have through 8/1 to enter. Good luck.

Lizzie Borden
by Elizabeth Engstrom
Genre: Historical Mystery, Thriller

Did she do it?


A hundred years ago, it was the Trial of the Century. A young woman stood accused of brutally murdering her father and stepmother in a crime so heinous that it became a benchmark in human tragedy.

A hundred years later, the Lizzie Borden case still resounds in the imagination. There are those who staunchly defend Lizzie’s innocence while others vehemently declare that she did it, and that the murder was justified.

In Elizabeth Engstrom’s brilliant novel, the dark psychology of the Borden household is laid bare. Lizzie, her sister Emma and their parents Andrew and Abby Borden, are sharply illuminated—as are the paranoia and concealed hatred that secretly ruled the family. Domestic violence and dysfunctional families are not inventions of modern times.

Every door in the Borden house is metaphorically locked, and each room holds the terrible secrets of its occupant…Engstrom skillfully and subtly builds a psychological plot, moving the reader inexorably toward the anticipated savage denouement.” —Publishers Weekly


Elizabeth (Liz) Engstrom grew up in Park Ridge, Illinois (a Chicago suburb where she lived with her father) and Kaysville, Utah (north of Salt Lake City, where she lived with her mother). After graduating from high school in Illinois, she ventured west in a serious search for acceptable weather, eventually settling in Honolulu. She attended college and worked as an advertising copywriter. 


After eight years on Oahu, she moved to Maui, found a business partner and opened an advertising agency. One husband, two children and five years later, she sold the agency to her partner and had enough seed money to try her hand at full time fiction writing, her lifelong dream. With the help of her mentor, science fiction great Theodore Sturgeon, When Darkness Loves Us was published. 

Engstrom moved to Eugene, Oregon in 1986, where she lives with her husband Al Cratty, the legendary muskie fisherman, and their Duck Tolling Retriever, Jook. Liz holds a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing and a Master of Arts in Applied Theology, both from Marylhurst University. A recluse at heart, she still emerges into public occasionally to speak at a writers conference, or to teach a class on various aspects of writing the novel, essay, article or short story. An avid knitter and gardener, she is on faculty at the University of Phoenix and is always working on the next book.

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20 comments:

  1. i kind of have a lizzie borden obsession... don't worry, i'm not dangerous.

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  2. Sounds intriguing. Heard good reviews.

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  3. Sounds like a good book to read, I love all stories about Lizzie.

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  4. I love historical mysteries.I find this one to be compelling because of peoples' reactions. People will have strong and solid opinions about her guilt or innocence without really knowing very much, if anything, about the case.

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  5. I have always been intrigued with Lizzy Borden , definitely will be snagging this one up.

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  6. The cover art seems appropriate for the book. Good job.

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  7. I love all the stories I've read or heard about Lizzie Borden. I definitely want to read this book! I'll never forget the rhyme learned as a child....Lizzie Borden took an axe...lol

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  8. Is any of this book true about her case or all fiction?

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  9. Great cover and the story of Lizzie Borden is one I could read many times over in many different ways.. Thank you and best of luck.....

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  10. Interesting cover. The book sounds really interesting - I'm intrigued.

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  11. This book intrigues me! A real psychological thriller that sounds like an amazing read! Love the cover!

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  12. I love the cover! It’s very intriguing! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  13. I'm excited for the book! I've always been interested in Lizzie Borden!!!

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  14. I like the cover-thanks

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  15. Always liked the Lizzie Borden story, nice cover!

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  16. I like the cover. I can't wait to read this...

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  17. I am really interested in learning more of the LB story.

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