There's always something new to say about the Trial of the (19th) Century, and Cara Robertson, a lawyer and former Supreme Court clerk, plans to uncover it in a book just bought by Random senior editor Jonathan Karp at auction. It's called The Trial of Lizzie Borden and will climax a lifelong interest the author has had in the case since she wrote an award-winning thesis on it at Harvard. Karp bought North American rights from agent Tina Bennett at Janklow & Nesbit and plans to publish in 2005. Robertson had to agree to the deal by long-distance phone; she is at the War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague.