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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.
About the Author
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.