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Provenance: you either have it or you don’t.

Inside the front cover, she'd written him an inscription.

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The void that was Jessica Harkness

She lived in the wind until the night somebody deposited a dead man on the beach close to her home.

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What evidence is there to suggest he was a ballet dancer?

Ten indicators

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Removing Any Doubts Doesn’t

Put all this together and you'll have a bestseller.

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The Somerton Man and what may have ailed him

One thousand one hundred and sixty words ... all technical.

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How Gordon Strapps upset the applecart.

Re-establishing the facts.

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63 The finding of the TS slip

Three options

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54 First she did, then she didn’t

A woman of two minds

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51 Two Conflicting Depositions

PC Moss swore the Tamam Shud slip was not found on the body. DS Leane swore it was.

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29 Ballet slippers, black powder and men who dance

.. you know it makes sense

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25 What was he poisoned with?

Remarks by James Cowan, Professor Sir Stanton Hicks and Coroner Cleland

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24 Eight witnesses who provided statements

.. and the ninth, who didn't

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23 Where did he die?

Remarks by Coroner Cleland, Professor Cleland, Professor Sir Stanton Hicks, Detective Sergeant Don O'Doherty.

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22 The question of lividity

Remarks by Professor Cleland, PC Moss, Gerry Feltus, Dr John Dwyer and Professor Sir Stanton Hicks

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21 Remarks by Coroner Cleland

"I cannot say where he died."

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20 Were the tools for marking cargo?

.. or were they meant for another purpose?

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16 Why were metal traces found in SM’s hair?

a simple answer to what was a complex question

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