When her neighbor is brutally hacked to death, the infamous Lizzie Borden becomes the prime suspect. In her search for the real killer, she uncovers not only the secrets that lie beneath the sleepy surface of a small seaside town, but finally the truth of what happened thirty years before, when her own parents were viciously murdered.
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Walter Satterthwait lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.From Publishers Weekly:
Using the notorious Lizzie Borden as one of its characters, this competently written novel is set in a Massachusetts seaside resort three decades after Lizzie has been acquitted of the axe-murder of her father and stepmother. Narrator Amanda Burton recalls the events of the summer when she was 13 and established a friendship with the infamous, ostracized Lizzie, who lived next door. When Amanda awakens one morning to discover that her own dreaded stepmother has been bludgeoned to death, it is to Lizzie that she turns. With the help of some colorful secondary characters--a dapper local lawyer, a well-meaning Pinkerton man, the one-armed police chief who holds a longstanding grudge--Amanda and Lizzie battle the thickets of small-town prejudice and innuendo to uncover the murderer, though Miss Lizzie herself remains everyone's favorite suspect. Though Satterthwait ( Wall of Glass ) is sometimes clumsy in his effort to evoke the atmosphere of the 1920s and its flapper culture, he delivers an entertaining amalgam of memoir-cum-murder mystery that rehabilitates (however improbably) the reputation of a woman who has become an enduring legend.
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Descrizione libro Collins Crime Club, London, 1990. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First British Edition; First Printing. Signed by Satterthwait on the title page. A tiny spot of rubbing to the top corner. Thirty years after the murders for which the nation still holds her responsible, Lizzie Borden is spending the summer on the Massachusetts shore, when a similar murder occurs, forcing her to clear her name once and for all. ; Signed by Author. Codice libro della libreria 2196
Descrizione libro St. Martin's Press, New York, 1989. Hardcover. Book Club Edition. SIGNED. 342pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] 1/4 black cloth-effect paper with gray paper over boards, and the title and publisher's device stamped in yellow on the backstrip. Very good. The spine ends are bumped. In a very good dust jacket, with light edge wear, and very faint notations in blind on the front panel. Signed by the author on the title page. This is Walter Satterthwait's second novel. Codice libro della libreria 42786
Descrizione libro Collins, London, 1990. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. First Edition. Unread copy. Faint foxing in foredges and endpapers. Intact bright dust jacket. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria 031080
Descrizione libro Collins., London, 1990. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. First British edition hardcover in dust jacket. Some minor speckling to top of foredge. Jacket has barest hint of edgewear. Near Fine/Near Fine. Book. Codice libro della libreria 11314
Descrizione libro Collins Crime Club, London, 1990. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Fine and unread in an about Fine dust jacket. Codice libro della libreria 113592
Descrizione libro Collins Crime Club, London, 1990. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page in the year of publication: "To -- -- / Walter Satterthwait / 9/12/89." Crown bumped, else about Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket. Codice libro della libreria 119910
Descrizione libro London: Collins, (1990) dj, 1990. Condizione libro: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Codice libro della libreria 0002322900-2-4
Descrizione libro Crime Club, London, 1990. Hardcover. First UK edition. SIGNED. 256pp. Octavo [22 cm] Red paper covered boards with a gilt stamped title on the spine. Very good. The spine ends are very slightly bumped. There are multiple very light splash stains on the fore edge of the text block. The pages are subtly yellowed. The dust jacket is in very good condition as well. The front panel is gently rubbed. Signed by the author on the title page. This is Walter Satterwait's second novel. Codice libro della libreria 30847
Descrizione libro Crime Club, London, 1990. Hardcover. First UK edition. SIGNED. 256pp. Octavo [22 cm] Red paper covered boards with a gilt stamped title on the spine. Near fine. The edges of the spine and covers are very lightly bumped and rubbed. The top edge of the text block is slightly dusty. In a very good dust jacket. Gently rubbed and creased. There is a small nick in the top edge of the front panel. Signed by the author on the title page. This is Walter Satterwait's second novel. Codice libro della libreria 30848
Descrizione libro London: Collins, (1990) dj, 1990. SIGNED hardcover first edition - First UK printing. His second novel - an interesting and sympathetic reappraisal of the legend of Lizzie Borden. It is 1921 and a generation has passed, but the nation still holds her responsible for the brutal axe murders of her parent. When a similar murder occurs, she is forced to try and clear her name. SIGNED on the title page. 256 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Codice libro della libreria 60632