Thursday, May 17, 2018

Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter by C.A. Verstraete [4.5 stars]


From the Description


Every family has its secrets…

One hot August morning in 1892, Lizzie Borden picked up an axe and murdered her father and stepmother. Newspapers claim she did it for the oldest of reasons: family conflicts, jealousy and greed. But what if her parents were already dead? What if Lizzie slaughtered them because they’d become… zombies?

Thrust into a horrific world where the walking dead are part of a shocking conspiracy to infect not only Fall River, Massachusetts, but also the world beyond, Lizzie battles to protect her sister, Emma, and her hometown from nightmarish ghouls and the evil forces controlling them.

* Read the continuation in Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter 2: The Axe Will Fall!

Publication Date:  May 10, 2018
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Publication Length: 246 pages

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is in no way reflected in my opinion of this story. For more fun and information about C.A. Verstraete or Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter follow along over at Girl Zombie Authors
Most of us know the tale of Lizzie Borden and her ill-fated parents thanks to the mysterious nature of the crime and the folk rhyme "Lizzie Borden took an axe And gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done She gave her father forty-one." C.A. Verstraete has turned the legend on it's head in Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter, an adventurous romp through a nightmare landscape peopled with evil villains and monsters. I had so much fun reading this book! Lizzie is a strong willed heroine who must help solve the mystery of what is causing the zombie outbreak and how her father was involved, all while trying to stay out of prison. I loved her bad-assitude and take charge manner as she learns how to deal with the ever rising zombie threat. The action is fast paced and exciting with a great twist at the end. If you liked Pride and Prejudice and Zombies or Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter you're going to love this gem of a book. A fantastic 4.5 star highly recommended.

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About the Author

Christine (C.A.) Verstraete enjoys putting a little "scare" in her writing. She follows the murder trial and offers a twist on the infamous 1892 Borden murders in her book, Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter. She also looks at the murders from the viewpoint of Lizzie's doctor in her latest, The Haunting of Dr. Bowen. Other books include a young adult novel, GIRL Z: My Life as a Teenage Zombie, and books on dollhouse collecting and crafting.

Christine's short stories have appeared in various anthologies including: Descent Into Darkness, Happy Homicides 3: Summertime Crime, Mystery Weekly, and Timeshares, Steampunk'd, and Hot & Steamy: Tales of Steampunk Romance, DAW Books.

She is an award-winning journalist published in daily to weekly newspapers, and in various magazines. Her stories have received awards from local and national newspaper associations, and the Dog Writer's Association of America.

She is available for signings or appearances, including a PowerPoint presentation on zombies, writing and the history of Lizzie Borden. Visit her website, or blog,

You can also follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and GoodReads

Praise for Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter

"... A fun and fast-paced story. I very much enjoyed the different perspective of the circumstances around the murder of Lizzie's parents. The author does a good job of giving the reader historical fiction without ruining the original story or creating an entirely false world. I recommend this book for anyone looking for a cool twist on an old mystery." --Melanie @ FangFreakinTastic Reviews - 4 fangs!

"...Of the other main characters it is Lizzie who stands out as the best one. She is strong willed, but there was also a vulnerability to her character on the many occasions she bites off more than she can chew. ...A good yarn told in a well written and engaging style." --The Rotting Zombie - 7 of 10 zombie heads!

 "...The story flows so well and will give you goosebumps... Might make you gag from the epic detail used throughout this book. I am a huge horror fan, so this did not disappoint at all! If you like historical horror, read this! Or Lizzie might hack you next!" --Destiny, 

"...The descriptions are excellent, the dialogue is snappy, and Lizzie's character is likable. Overall, I enjoyed reading Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter. Well-written and fast-paced with short chapters (not James Patterson short)..." - Highly Recommended, 4 Coffee Cups -- Billy B., Ramblings of a CoffeeAddicted Writer​




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