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Terrific and Terrifying True Crime

On August 4, 1892, Andrew and Abby Borden were found murdered in their Fall River home.

For 125 years, the question of whether or not Lizzie Borden "killed her parents with 40 whacks" has been the subject of a schoolyard chant, an opera, and numerous made-for-TV movies.

True Crime stories are completely horrifying, yet utterly compelling. They read like a great novel, but are absorbing by being real.

Our fascination with crime, on TV, in books, or in the news, stems from basic elements of human psychology.

  • Our need to know.
  • Fear- we love it and hate it.
  • Our empathy with the characters.
  • Our sense of right and wrong.

 

Pick up a tale of a robbery, assault or murder and prepare to be both riveted and repelled.