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Sarah Miller

Biography

Sarah Miller

Sarah Miller began writing her first novel at the age of 10, and has spent the last two decades working in libraries and bookstores. She is the author of two previous historical novels, MISS SPITFIRE: Reaching Helen Keller and THE LOST CROWN. Her nonfiction debut, THE BORDEN MURDERS: Lizzie Borden and the Trial of the Century, was hailed by the New York Times as "a historical version of 'Law & Order.'" She lives in Michigan.

Books by Sarah Miller

by Sarah Miller - Children's 10+, Crime, History, Law
In a compelling, linear narrative, Miller takes readers along as she investigates a brutal crime: the August 4, 1892, murders of wealthy and prominent Andrew and Abby Borden. The accused? Mild-mannered and highly respected Lizzie Borden, daughter of Andrew and stepdaughter of Abby. Most of what is known about Lizzie’s arrest and subsequent trial (and acquittal) comes from sensationalized newspaper reports; as Miller sorts fact from fiction, and as a legal battle gets under way, a gripping portrait of a woman and a town emerges. 
 
With inserts featuring period photos and newspaper clippings --- and, yes, images from the murder scene --- readers will devour this nonfiction book that reads like fiction.