Episode 25

The Chocolate Box Murder

The Chocolate Box Murder

Season: 5 Episode: 25

On Friday 26th November 1928, Officers of the Bath Police Force went to a shop at No. 3, Monmouth Street after they received a message from the London Police. They forced the door, and started searching the premises. Soon, they found the body of Mrs. Bartlett, a young woman of 23, lying on the bed with her head battered. What exactly led up to the grisly death of this new bride and what became of her husband?


William Bartlett & Det Inspector G. B. Jones - Steve Yeo

Mr. Frederick Comfort (Uncle of deceased) - Steve Sheperd

Mr. Casswell - Joe Wilson

Dr. John Maurice Harper - Molly Jefferies

Mr. F. Ernest Shum (Coroner) - Tony Allen


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Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Saturday 03 November 1928

A Lance for Liberty, J.D.Casswell QC, 1961, p.60

Bath Chronicle and Herald, Saturday January 26th, 1929, p.16


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