Announcing The Murderer’s Maid
Bram Stoker Award finalist Erika Mailman brings the true story of the brutal murder of Lizzie Borden’s father and stepmother into new focus by adding a riveting contemporary narrative.
The Murderer’s Maid interweaves the stories of two women: one, the servant of infamous Lizzie Borden, and the other a modern-day barista fleeing from an attempt on her life.
Intelligent and detailed, The Murderer’s Maid is a gripping read from beginning to bloody conclusion.
About Erika Mailman
Erika Mailman is the author of The Witch’s Trinity, a San Francisco Chronicle Notable Book and Bram Stoker Award finalist, and Woman of Ill Fame, a Pushcart Press Editor’s Book Award nominee. She’s a Yaddo fellow and lives in Northern California with her family.
Visit Erika Mailman’s website for Lizzie Borden research, a few of Erika’s favorite books, and her advice for aspiring novelists.
Read our blog posts about Erika Mailman and The Murderer’s Maid.
Blank Journals: Madeleines, Citron, and Cerises
These vibrantly illustrated journals with Demask covers are perfect for purse, backpack, or desktop. Well constructed, with lay flat binding and high quality cream paper making them ideal for jotting thoughts, to do lists, artwork and notes. An excellent gift or place to collect personal musings.
Hardcover, 96 pages
6 by 8 inches
About Anne Bentley
Anne Bentley is a painter and illustrator living in the San Francisco Bay Area. She specializes in creating wall art, handmade cards, and textiles, and illustrates both adult trade and children’s books. She is a graduate of Ringling College of Art & Design and School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Inspired by mid century architecture, fashion, fabrics, pottery and plants, her work combines traditional painting with digital drawing.
Praise for The Murderer’s Maid
Gold medalist in Historical Fiction for 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards
“Fascinating, mesmerizing, and so darkly atmospheric that you keep looking over your shoulder as you read.”
—Diana Gabaldon, internationally bestselling author of the Outlander series
“A complex and riveting parallax view of domestic crimes, decades apart.”
“Erika Mailman’s kaleidoscopic narrative melds true crime, historical fiction, and elements of a psychological thriller, all hinging on a singular question: ‘Who isn’t a survivor from the wreckage of childhood?’”
—Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers, Foreword Reviews
“The Murderer’s Maid is a fascinating and deeply chilling tale. Erika Mailman weaves a story that is by turns poignant, compelling, and murderously suspenseful.”
—Kathleen Kent, author of The Heretic’s Daughter
“Precise detailing that puts the reader right in the action”
—Kathy Sexton, Booklist Online
“Erika Mailman writes a page turner of a thriller that will fascinate as well as terrify.”
—D. R. Meredith, New York Journal of Books
“Erika Mailman brings to life the story of the Borden murders, inflating new life into the oft-told tale by using the perspective of the Bordens’ maid, Bridget, and divulging a present-day account of a young, unknowing descendant of Lizzie’s.”
—Wendy Zollo, Historical Novel Review
“Elegant and evocative.”
—Lyn Squire, Seattle Book Review
“Erika Mailman presents an inherently compelling novel that will prove to be a riveting read from cover to cover.”
—Susan Bethany, Midwest Book Review
“In Mailman’s capable hands, history comes alive—and that can be a very scary thing.”
“A cracking-good yarn by Erika Mailman”
—Dan Barnett, Oroville Mercury Register
“Replete with historical detail and intense emotion, Bridget’s side of the story gave a point of view that I have never heard before.”
—100 Pages a Day
“Presents a thoughtful look at the lives of recent immigrants who find themselves in precarious situations.”
—A Book Geek
“Erika Mailman is such an immensely gifted storyteller….What an incredible book!”
“Mailman really brings Lizzie to life.”
“A thoroughly engrossing work perfect for fans of both historical fiction and true crime.”
—What Cathy Read Next
“I highly highly recommend this book and would give it 100 stars if I could.”
—Locks, Hooks, and Books
“I found this story to be completely riveting.…the descriptions of Lizzie were especially creepy.”
—So Many Books, So Little Time
“If you love historical fiction or even just love Lizzie Borden, then you must read this!”
—WS Momma Readers Nook
“It’s been a couple of days since I finished reading The Murderer’s Maid by Erika Mailman, and I still get a little shiver when I see the cover!”