Studies in Murder by Edmund Lester PearsonStudies in Murder by Edmund Lester Pearson

Studies in Murder

byEdmund Lester Pearson, Roger Lane

Paperback | May 1, 1999

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The Lizzie Borden case was to Pearson “without parallel in the criminal history of America.” It takes center stage in Studies in Murder, and Pearson’s version is still considered the classic account of the Borden murders. The other four cases Pearson retells are “The Twenty-Third Street Murder,” about the killing of New York financier Benjamin Nathan in July 1870; “Mate Bram!” about the double murder of a ship captain and his wife in 1896; “The Hunting Knife,” about the murder of Miss Mabel Page in 1904; and “Uncle Amos Dreams a Dream,” about the 1819 trial of Stephen and Jesse Boorn for the murder of their brother-in-law in Manchester, Vermont.
    Pearson carefully researched these cases and interviewed people connected with each one. His accounts are admirably detailed, clear, and engaging. In all five cases, the determination of guilt or innocence rested on circumstantial evidence, which left unanswered questions still capable of intriguing the contemporary reader. Roger Lane’s lively introduction provides information about Pearson and the genre of true crime.

Title:Studies in MurderFormat:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 7.8 × 5.35 × 1 inPublished:May 1, 1999Publisher:Ohio State University Press

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ISBN - 10:081425022X

ISBN - 13:9780814250228

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Edmund Lester Pearson’s classic account of the Lizzie Borden case remains the definitive look at the horrific murder that shook a nation. Studies in Murder also features three other notorious cases. In his own inimitable style, Pearson provides analyses that include careful reconstructions and interviews with those involved in the murder cases. Any fan of true crime will want to pick up this copy of the great crime reporter’s work.