WESTBOROUGH – The first woman executed in the United States will be the topic of a book discussion at Tatnuck Bookseller at 6 p.m. Oct. 25 in Westborough. Worcester native and author Andrew Noone’s new nonfiction book is entitled “Bathsheba Spooner: A Revolutionary Murder Conspiracy.”
Spooner, her lover and accomplices were convicted in 1778 for plotting the murder of her husband, Joshua Spooner, in Brookfield. Noone emphasizes the role Worcester played in the Revolutionary War.
The program, which is presented by the Westborough Historical Society, is free and open to the public. Signed copies of Noone’s book will be available for purchase.
Fifty Plus Advocate profiles author Andrew Noone and his inspiration for this book in its June 2021 issue: Worcester author chronicles one of Revolutionary War America’s most notorious crimes (fiftyplusadvocate.com)