Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Murderer’s Maid​ ​by Erika Mailman + Tour-Wide Giveaway!

Pub. Date: October 30, 2017
Publisher: Bonhomie Press

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.

Praise for The Murderer's Maid

“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.

It's Giveaway Time!!!

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 HERE.

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.
Good Luck!!

The Murderer's Maid HFVBT 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
Review at So Many Books, So Little Time

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

Review at Linda’s Book Obsession

Friday, October 27

Review at What Cathy Read Next
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
Review at Just One More Chapter

Monday, November 6

Review at A Book Geek
Review at CelticLady’s Reviews

Tuesday, November 7

Review at Locks, Hooks and Books

Wednesday, November 8


  1. Thank you so much for hosting Erika's Blog Tour & sharing about The Murderer's Maid with your readers! It's a fabulous book and today is release day :) It's the perfect book for the Spooky season!

    HF Virtual Book Tours

    1. Absolutely my pleasure!! The book sounds fabulous!!