Tamam Shud: The Somerton Man Mystery

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In 1948, a man was found dead on an Adelaide, Australia, beach. Well-dressed and unmarked, he had a half-smoked cigarette by his side, but no identity documents. Six decades later, the Somerton Man's identity and murder are still a mystery. From the missing labels from all his clothing to the tiny piece of paper with the words "Tamam Shud" found sewn into the lining of the dead man’s coat, this cold case is brimming with facts that are stranger than fiction. Written by one of Australia's best-known and most loved crime writers, this book uses pieces of the author's own past in an attempt to solve this crime, uncovering a new way of writing about true crime and about herself in the process.

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Kerry Greenwood is a crime fiction writer best known for her detective series of Phryne Fisher books, recently made into the television series Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. She has written a number of plays, is an award-winning children's writer, and has edited and contributed to several anthologies, including one about female murderers called Things She Loves: Why Women Kill.

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Book Description UNSW Press, Australia, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 208 x 134 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. In 1948 a man was found dead on an Adelaide beach. Well-dressed and unmarked, he had a half-smoked cigarette by his side, but no identity documents. Six decades on we don t know who he was, how he got there or how he died. Somerton Man remains one of Australia s most mysterious cold cases. Yet it is the bizarre details of this case that make it the stuff of a spy novel. The missing labels from all his clothing. The tiny piece of paper with the words Tamam Shud found sewn into the lining of the dead man s coat. A mysterious code found etched inside the very book of Persian poetry from which this note was torn. Brimming with facts that are stranger than fiction, the case has intrigued novelist Kerry Greenwood for almost her whole life. She goes on a journey into her own past to try to solve this crime, uncovering a new way of writing about true crime - and herself - as she goes. Bookseller Inventory # AAN9781742233505

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Book Description UNSW Press, Australia, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 208 x 134 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. In 1948 a man was found dead on an Adelaide beach. Well-dressed and unmarked, he had a half-smoked cigarette by his side, but no identity documents. Six decades on we don t know who he was, how he got there or how he died. Somerton Man remains one of Australia s most mysterious cold cases. Yet it is the bizarre details of this case that make it the stuff of a spy novel. The missing labels from all his clothing. The tiny piece of paper with the words Tamam Shud found sewn into the lining of the dead man s coat. A mysterious code found etched inside the very book of Persian poetry from which this note was torn. Brimming with facts that are stranger than fiction, the case has intrigued novelist Kerry Greenwood for almost her whole life. She goes on a journey into her own past to try to solve this crime, uncovering a new way of writing about true crime - and herself - as she goes. Bookseller Inventory # AAN9781742233505

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