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The case that’s baffled code breakers, the FBI and Scotland Yard: The Somerton Man.

A cryptic code. A Cold War spy. An unlikely love story.

In 1948, a well-dressed man was found dead on a beach in Adelaide, South Australia. In his pocket was a scrap of paper torn from a book with the Persian phrase taman shud (meaning ended) written on it. The police believed it to be a coded message and as a result the case attracted intense international attention, not least because of heightening Cold War tensions. 

Yet despite the involvement of top code breakers, the FBI and Scotland Yard, the victim has never been identified…and the cause of death has never been proved.

Join Crime Girl Gang for an exclusive live event as we unpack the evidence in this unbelievable case - and see if you can solve it yourself. 

Crime Girl Gang is the explosive new true crime podcast in which three crime writers examine real life cold cases and then solve them from a fictional perspective.

Landor Space
70 Landor Road, SW9 9PH

Doors: 7pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm.

*Please see venue website for admission (age restrictions) or accessibility information. Our talks may be filmed for promotional purposes.


Funzing Talks is a new concept which aims to re-invent your after work drinks. We've pulled together an impressive array of leading entrepreneurs, intellectuals, bright thinkers and incredible individuals to inspire your evenings.

Held in a hand picked range of bars across London, a Funzing Talks event makes the perfect after work activity.

Delve into a totally new subject and challenge your perspectives over a beer with like-minded Londoners. Funzing has always encouraged you to do something different with your free time, so we say do just that - you never know where it may lead you!

Experience includes:

  • Interactive true crime case solving

  • Fascinating lecture delivered by three crime authors

  • Chance to win prizes

  • Discover your new favourite London venue

  • Do something different tonight

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