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Tamam Shud :

Greenwood, Kerry.

Tamam Shud : the Somerton man mystery / Somerton man mystery. Kerry Greenwood. - Sydney, N.S.W. : NewSouth Publishing, 2012. - 221 p. ; 21 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-218)

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 dont know who he was, how he got there or how he died. Somerton Man remains one of Australias 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 mans 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.

9781742233505 (pbk.) : $27.99

UNSW Sydney NSW 2052

Dead--South Australia--Adelaide--Identificiation--Case studies.
Anonymous persons--South Australia--Adelaide--Case studies.
Murder victims--South Australia--Adelaide--Case studies.
Death--Causes--South Australia--Adelaide--Case studies.

Somerton Beach (Adelaide, S.A.)


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