At the end of 2017, the Brisbane community successfully crowdfunded enough money for local author, Caylie Jeffery, to publish a book called Under the Lino: The Mystery, The History, The Community.
When Caylie and David Jeffery renovated the worst house on the busiest street in Brisbane, they had no idea what treasures they would find secreted inside. The intriguing discovery of 1950s documents and money hidden under 60 years of old linoleum had Caylie turning to social media for help.
Who were Athur and Eleanor Webster? Why were they hiding so much money? Who was Muriel White? Why were her documents hidden at someone else’s address?
A curious online community of amateur sleuths began a relentless quest for answers. As more and more clues were revealed, the ghosts of Old Brisbane started to rise from the depths of people’s memories. The trail of evidence leading from that dilapidated Queenslander revealed many secret stories… fraud, missing gravestones, theft, brothels… and murder!
Author: Caylie Jeffery