The Sculling Boat: A Lizzie Borden, Girl Detective Mini-Mystery

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The Sculling Boat tells the story of the very first mystery solved by Lizzie Borden, the Girl Detective of Fall River. When her sister Emma causes an entire boat to vanish, she believes herself to be possessed and goes to her seven year-old sister for advice. The Sculling Boat is the fifth mystery in the Lizzie Borden Girl Detective Mini-Mystery series. 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).

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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Review by: James Jenkins on Nov. 11, 2017 :
As a stand alone, not overly good or bad.

As next in the series it is not good, the earlier works are much more engaging. This one is a let down, after reading the earlier works.
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Review by: Steve Bracchio on June 8, 2015 :
The author has created something very unique here, mixing comedy, detective tales and historical references that culminate in an extremely entertaining work. An absurdly amusing group of characters and situations, written in a style that makes you feel as if you are actually there in a bygone era. It made me want to read more of the series. I highly recommend trying this story to anyone who thinks they might enjoy it. You WILL be hooked!!
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