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Deaths at Josephine's Gasworks Hotel

Deaths at Josephine's Gasworks Hotel



By David Coombe



A Victorian Investigation

Copyright © 2013 David Coombe

Edition 4.1, 17 December 2013

First Published: 23 March 2013

Published by David Coombe at Smashwords

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ISBN 978 1 30182 497 7



Cover: Window of the Gasworks Hotel. Photo by the author, 2012.



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Contents

LAST DRINKS, LAST HOURS

INTRODUCTION

PART 1: THE MARSSON AFFAIR, 1872-74
Licensees of the Gasworks Hotel
1. Prelude to the Marsson Affair
2. Josiah Marsson’s Troubles
3. Marsson Lodges at the Gasworks Hotel
4. Marsson’s Last Weeks, New Year 1874
5. Coroner’s Inquest
6. After the Inquest
7. The Will Trial
8. After the Trial
9. Retrial
10. Was it Murder?

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