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THE QUEENS OF CRIME MARRY

Things start to fall apart for Tilly. Her cheating drunk of a husband is known as a wife basher and starts living with his lovers. He pays Tilly a visit when he wants money and beats her if she refuses. She finally goes to court to get a divorce. Then she meets Eric Parsons, the barman of the Tradesman’s Arms pub across the road, and marries him. For a wedding present Kate sends her an undertaker and five fire trucks. Swell girl. Tilly and Eric fight often and he sports a bullet wound from her.

Kate also marries again but breaks up. Clubs are now licensed so her sly grog business is sinking. Jeff’s who had given up the clubs dies of a septic bullet wound in 1944 from the shooting in Blood Alley in 1929. He’s the only one to actually die rich. Tilly plans a grand trip to England for the Queen’s Coronation. Kate and Tilly kiss for the press. . Meanwhile things get much worse for Nellie. Found crawling in an alleyway with a bullet wound, surgeons remove a bullet from her guts and find a hand full more in her heavily slashed body. Beautiful still she suffers from post operation depression and in 1953 puts her head in a gas oven. She is only 41.

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