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colonial newspapers ~ historical mystery ~ family history

 

 

CURRENTLY WORKING ON: Episode 4 of my S. T. Gill series – still making discoveries!

History Controversy adds Intrigue to Colonial Art Exhibition

Was the ARTIST a FORGER? FREE SETTLER or CONVICT?

 

 

 

 

 

It's 1850s Australia

A double murder

A locked room

The murderer is dying from a gunshot

But the reporter says the scene is near impossible

 

THREE RABBITS ALIBI

 

A True Story of Murder, Madness & the News in Colonial Melbourne

 

What Readers are Saying

~ Gripping historical tale ~
~ Archives, Trove, colonial history and true crime in one delightful package. ~

~ Read your new book into the early hours of the morning. Fascinating!  (City historian) ~

~ I am hooked on the combination of genealogical and news archive combinations augmented by proper archives. ~

 

 An e-book for your device for about the price of a coffee, wine or beer.

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By Electric Telegraph ...

Are you intrigued by a mystery? I am. Three historical cases have occupied my attention; two of them are now “drink-priced” e-books for your device. One was an 1850s murder; the other a series of suspicious deaths in a pub. If you are intrigued by mysteries of ancestors, then one of my e-books might be right up your Victorian era laneway. (Most of all I recommend “Three Rabbits Alibi”.) You should find them to be about the price of a coffee, wine or beer.

 

In the meantime, I am still researching, working on a new book for late 2016 and still correcting text in Trove digitised newspapers.

 

Did you come here because of a tweet? Or did you just find an ancestor lurking here? In that case, why not buy one of my e-books – it’s easy – and it’s probably easier than shouting me a drink ;-) Being a total amateur, that will encourage me to keep at it!

 

I don’t want you to read my first book, Deaths at Josephine’s Gasworks Hotel. Why? Because I am completely re-writing it, with more fascinating publicans and I know I can write it much better than before. It is a mysterious story, and worth telling, but therefore worth telling well. If you want to read it soon, why not email me to let you know when it’s ready? In the mean time, why not read my other (true) murder mystery, Three Rabbits Alibi? I think it’s good. Some other people think it’s good.

 

I also have some stuff I label as Mostly Coombe – genealogy  and family history, mostly about Coombe in Australia and Coumbe in Cornwall. There is a lot of material on different Coombe / Coumbe / Coombs, etc migration to Australia.

 

Click on the following links to learn more about my books or research.

 

Quick Links – Three Rabbits Alibi | Gasworks Hotel | Mostly Coombe (family history)

 

You can contact me by email or TwitterDavid Coombe

 

 

 

Deaths at Josephine’s Gasworks Hotel

A Victorian Investigation

 

Immerse yourself in Victorian intrigue and the world of publican Josephine. A story never before told. A suspicious death, a coroner’s inquest, a Supreme Court verdict of fraud and a family cut out of a last minute will. Did Josephine kill this man and three others?

 

This is a story mostly about ordinary people, although some of the characters rose to great heights in South Australia as premier, police commissioner and city coroner. The conclusion, however, is anything but ordinary.

 

This is the true 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 serial killer?

 

Follow this link to Find out more | Buy the eBook | Download a Free Sample.

 

  

Mostly Coombe

 

Mostly Coombe is mostly about Coombe in Australia and Coumbe in Cornwall. There is a lot of material on different Coombe / Coumbe / Coombs, etc migration to Australia: Mostly Coombe - Genealogy and Family History.

 

And some miscellanea:

 

 

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