The Forlorn Maggie: A Lizzie Borden, Girl Detective Mini-Mystery

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When Fiona Conway, the Forlorn Maggie, seeks revenge against Fleet Footed Fleet, the savage mastermind of the B.M.C. Durfee Mutiny, Lizzie Borden must summon all of her courage and confront her own dark secret. Together with her pinchfisted father Andrew Borden, Lizzie explores Victorian New England's dark side. You have met Lizzie Borden before, but never like this! More
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About Richard Behrens

Richard Behrens is the co-founder of Nine Muses Books and author of the Lizzie Borden, Girl Detective series of mysteries. He is a contributor to The Hatchet: A Journal of Lizzie Borden and Victorian Studies as well as The Literary Hatchet, both available from PearTree Press. He is a regular lecturer on eccentric Victorian women and silent film comedy and often gets confused about what century he lives in. A native New Yorker, now living in New England, Richard is working on several more Lizzie Borden, Girl Detective mysteries including two novels: The Minuscule Monk (2015) and The Wilmarth Immovables (2016).

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About the Series: Lizzie Borden, Girl Detective Mini-Mysteries
Introducing Miss Lizzie Borden of Fall River, Massachusetts, a most excellent girl detective and the most remarkable young woman ever to take on the criminal underworld in late 19th century New England.

Many years before her infamous arrest and trial for the murders of her father and stepmother, Lizzie Borden pursued a career as a private consulting detective and matched wits with a crooked spiritualist, an agitated elocutionist, the rowdy and deadly sporting boys, a crazed and vengeful mutineer, an industrial saboteur, and a corrupt and murderous textile tycoon—none of whom are exactly what they seem to be.

In these short tales of mystery and adventure, Lizzie Borden is joined by her stubborn and pinchfisted father Andrew; her jealous and weak-chinned sister Emma; her trusted companion Homer Thesinger the Boy Inventor; and the melancholy French scion Andre De Camp. Together, they explore Fall River’s dark side through a landscape that is industrial, Victorian, and distinctly American.

You have met Lizzie Borden before. But never like this!

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James Jenkins reviewed on May 13, 2017

Not as fantastic as the first book in the series. I enjoyed this story, it quickly brought back memories of the first one, that I read more then a year ago. Not sure why I delayed reading the others, I am adding the next book to my next weeks reading list today.
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Steve Bracchio reviewed on June 8, 2015

Very clever, funny and totally different than most takes on this genre. I especially like the background detail of the time and place, which seems to be thoroughly researched and helps bring the character fully to life. The basic premise is well grounded in the Author's obvious love of the Mystery story, and I was quite surprised by the ending.
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