Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway: The Murderer's Maid by Erika Mailman

The Murderer's Maid by Erika Mailman

Publication Date: October 30, 2017
Bonhomie Press
Hardcover; ISBN-13: 978-0997066449
Genre: Fiction/Historical/Mystery
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. Trapped by servitude and afraid for her own safety, Irish maid Bridget finds herself an unwilling witness to the tensions in the volatile Borden household. As Lizzie seethes with resentment, Bridget tries to perform her duties and keep her mouth shut. Unknowingly connected to the legendary crime of a century ago, Brooke, the illegitimate daughter of an immigrant maid, struggles to conceal her identity and stay a jump ahead of the men who want to kill her. When she unexpectedly falls in love with Anthony, a local attorney, she has to decide whether to stop running and begin her life anew. With historical detail and taut, modern storytelling, Erika Mailman writes a captivating novel about identity, choices, freedom, and murder. She offers readers a fresh perspective on the notorious crime and explores the trials of immigrants seeking a better life while facing down fear and oppression, today and throughout history. Intelligent and detailed, The Murderer's Maid is a gripping read from beginning to bloody conclusion.
“A complex and riveting parallax view of domestic crimes, decades apart.” — Kirkus Reviews
“Erika Mailman writes a page turner of a thriller that will fascinate as well as terrify.” — Margaret Lane, New York Journal of Books
"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
"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

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About the Author

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. For more information, please visit Erika Mailman's website. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, October 16 
Review at Unabridged Chick 
Feature at Passages to the Past 
  Tuesday, October 17 
Interview at Unabridged Chick 
  Wednesday, October 18 
Review at 100 Pages a Day 
  Thursday, October 19 
Review & Excerpt at Books of All Kinds 
  Friday, October 20 
Spotlight at Bookfever 
Review at Once Upon A Book 
  Monday, October 23 
Review at Poppy Coburn 
Review at A Bookish Affair 
  Tuesday, October 24 
Guest Post at A Bookish Affair 
Feature at A Literary Vacation 
  Wednesday, October 25 
Review at Back Porchervations 
Feature at Must Read Faster 
  Thursday, October 26 
  Friday, October 27 
Feature at The Reading Queen 
  Monday, October 30 
Review at A Holland Reads 
  Tuesday, October 31 
Review at The Maiden's Court 
  Wednesday, November 1 
Review at Pursuing Stacie 
Review at Books of a Shy Girl 
  Thursday, November 2 
Review at Book Nerd 
  Friday, November 3 
Review at T's Stuff 
  Monday, November 6 
Review at A Book Geek 
  Tuesday, November 7 
  Wednesday, November 8 


During the Blog Tour we will be giving away a hardcover copy of The Murderer's Maid! To enter, please enter via the Gleam form below. Giveaway Rules – Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on November 8th. You must be 18 or older to enter. – Giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY. – Only one entry per household. – All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspect of fraud is decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion. – Winner has 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen.

My Review

The Murderer's Maid: A Lizzie Borden Novel is a family fabulous piece of fiction based on true events. I love this book! I enjoyed the author's vision of what really happened in the Borden home leading up to the brutal murders of Lizzie's father and stepmother. I, also, enjoyed getting a glimpse into the thoughts of the maid, Bridget. Oh what horrors she had gone through in that house.

I highly highly recommend this book and would give it 100 stars if I could.

I received this book from the author. This review is 100% my own honest opinion. 

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1 comment:

  1. YES! I loved, loved, loved The Murderer's Maid too! I thought that Erika really nailed Lizzie's character and I thought the dual-time storyline was very well done.

    Thanks so much for hosting Erika's Blog Tour & for your excellent review!

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