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The Resource Maplecroft : the Borden dispatches, Cherie Priest

Maplecroft : the Borden dispatches, Cherie Priest

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Maplecroft : the Borden dispatches
Title
Maplecroft
Title remainder
the Borden dispatches
Statement of responsibility
Cherie Priest
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
" Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks; and when she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one.... The people of Fall River, Massachusetts, fear me. Perhaps rightfully so. I remain a suspect in the brutal deaths of my father and his second wife despite the verdict of innocence at my trial. With our inheritance, my sister, Emma, and I have taken up residence in Maplecroft, a mansion near the sea and far from gossip and scrutiny. But it is not far enough from the affliction that possessed my parents. Their characters, their very souls, were consumed from within by something that left malevolent entities in their place. It originates from the ocean's depths, plaguing the populace with tides of nightmares and madness. This evil cannot hide from me. No matter what guise it assumes, I will be waiting for it. With an axe. "--
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Summary
If Lizzie Borden really did kill her father and step-mother in 1892, she must have had a reason. Here, author Cherie Priest imagines why. Weaving together the historic sensational crime (of which Lizzie was acquitted) and H.P. Lovecraft-inspired sea monsters, Priest depicts Lizzie living with and caring for her frail older sister while secretly working in her laboratory, trying to determine what turned the elder Bordens into monsters. Her research brings unexpected and horrific results in this intriguing and creepy novel. -- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
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Pace
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Writing style
Character
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10351122
Cataloging source
DLC
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Priest, Cherie
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3616.R537
LC item number
M37 2014
Literary form
novels
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True
Series statement
The Borden dispatches
Series volume
0001
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  • Borden, Lizzie
  • Fall River (Mass.)
  • Women murderers
  • Murder
  • Good and evil
  • FICTION / Fantasy / Historical
  • Borden, Lizzie
  • Murder
  • Women murderers
  • Massachusetts
Target audience
adult
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the Borden dispatches
Label
Maplecroft : the Borden dispatches, Cherie Priest
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn870919555
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
vi, 435 pages
Isbn
9780451466976
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014011172
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)870919555
Label
Maplecroft : the Borden dispatches, Cherie Priest
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn870919555
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
vi, 435 pages
Isbn
9780451466976
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014011172
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)870919555

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