The author brings together, for the first time, the case that Josephine may have murdered four men at her Victorian era Gasworks Hotel – two of them husbands.
This is a story highly evocative of the times – the language; the social norms. It is mostly a story about ordinary people, although some of the characters rose to great heights in South Australia as premier, police commissioner and city coroner. But the conclusion is anything but ordinary.
This is the story of Josephine. From 1863 to 1874 she was the publican at the Gasworks Hotel in Brompton, an inner suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. Was she also a man killer?
"The research is incredible. It gives great insight into ... Adelaide at that time… like ‘The Mayne Inheritance’ did for Brisbane." Simon, 6 June
"A great read, drew me in. Very well written and researched." Kat, 11 May