55 Twenty six questions
(1) Why did Detective Sergeant Leane take it upon himself to personally investigate almost every aspect of the case despite having assigned a team of investigative officers to assist him?
(2) Why wasn’t a picture of the Francis Rubaiyat released?
(3) Why wasn’t a picture of the torn page released?
(4) Why wasn’t a picture of the pencilled code released?
(5) Why wasn’t a picture of the ultra-violet enhanced code released?
(6) Why wasn’t a picture of the telephone number on the back cover released?
(7) Why wasn’t a picture of the name on the back cover released?
(8) Did the police overwrite the code to make it more legible?
(9) Was the apparent acrostic* code an example of steganography?**
(10) Why weren’t the items in the suitcase fingerprinted?
(11) Why wasn’t the Francis Rubaiyat fingerprinted?
(12) Why was SM’s fingerprint card incomplete?
(13) Why were Cleland and Cowan asked to identify SM through his clothing sizes and not his fingerprints?
(14) Who added a handkerchief, a pair of Jockey underpants, a singlet and a box of Bryant and May matches to SM’s possessions?
(15) Why did Detective Sergeant Leane swear the Tamam Shud slip was found on the body?
(16) Did PC Moss miss the items as noted in 14 and 15 when he searched SM’s clothing at the City Morgue?
(17) Was the evidence tampered with? (see 14)
(18) Where did he die?
(19) How did he die?
(20) Who carried him to the steps and placed a partly smoked cigarette under his chin?
(21) What were the tools used for?
(22) Was he a ballet dancer?
(23) Was Robin Thomson his son?
(24) Was the investigation mis-handled?
(25) Was the investigation compromised?
.. and if so
(26) By whom?
*a poem, word puzzle, or other composition in which certain letters in each line form a word or words.
** the practice of concealing messages or information within other non-secret text or data.