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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 Tamam Shud : The Somerton Man Mystery
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'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.' (From the publisher's website.)

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  • Other formats: Also large print.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: NewSouth Publishing , 2012 .
      person or book cover
      Image courtesy of NewSouth Publishing.
      Extent: 221p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: 1 December 2012.
      • Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-218)
      ISBN: 9781742243818 (ebook : mobi), 9781742241289 (ebook : epub), 9781742246178 (ebook : epdf), 9781742233505 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Somerton mystery a literary journey Penelope Debelle , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 7 March 2013; (p. 15)
Tales of the City Jennifer Mills , 2013- single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , April 2013;

— Review of Tamam Shud : The Somerton Man Mystery Kerry Greenwood , 2012 single work biography
Non-Fiction : Pick of the Week Steven Carroll , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 8 December 2012; (p. 30) The Sydney Morning Herald , 8-9 December 2012; (p. 37)

— Review of Tamam Shud : The Somerton Man Mystery Kerry Greenwood , 2012 single work biography
Bookmark Katharine England , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 3 November 2012; (p. 38)

— Review of Tamam Shud : The Somerton Man Mystery Kerry Greenwood , 2012 single work biography ; The Tower Mill James Moloney , 2012 single work novel
Bookmark Katharine England , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 3 November 2012; (p. 38)

— Review of Tamam Shud : The Somerton Man Mystery Kerry Greenwood , 2012 single work biography ; The Tower Mill James Moloney , 2012 single work novel
Non-Fiction : Pick of the Week Steven Carroll , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 8 December 2012; (p. 30) The Sydney Morning Herald , 8-9 December 2012; (p. 37)

— Review of Tamam Shud : The Somerton Man Mystery Kerry Greenwood , 2012 single work biography
Tales of the City Jennifer Mills , 2013- single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , April 2013;

— Review of Tamam Shud : The Somerton Man Mystery Kerry Greenwood , 2012 single work biography
Somerton mystery a literary journey Penelope Debelle , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 7 March 2013; (p. 15)
Last amended 5 Sep 2017 11:01:17
Subjects:
  • Holdfast Bay area, Adelaide - South West, Adelaide, South Australia,
  • 1948
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