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The Satin Man : The Disappearance of the Beaumont Children Revealed - Alan Whiticker

The Satin Man

The Disappearance of the Beaumont Children Revealed

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Published: 20th May 2013
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The disappearance of the Beaumont children in Adelaide in 1966 has become part of Australian folklore. Nobody under the age of 40 was alive when it happened, but few Australians today have not heard of the case.

The mystery of what happened to the children has remained unsolved because of the failure to identify a suspect – a man seen 'frolicking' with the children on a grassy reserve the day they disappeared – and a lack of witnesses and the absence of crime scene evidence.

The Satin Man lays out everything that has been discovered about the case, with a view to establishing a coronial enquiry into allegations that a local man who lived 500 metres from where the children were last seen was involved in their disappearance.

About the Author

Alan J, Whiticker is a teacher and freelance writer of sport history biography, and true crime. He has long been intrigued by the unsolved Beaumont Case.

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2.9

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  • Easy to read (5)
  • Informative (5)
  • Well written (5)
  • Page-turner (3)

Cons

  • Disappointing (4)
  • Not what I expected (3)

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Interesting thoughts

There were 2 sons in the family. Have the authors discussed their findings with the second son or have they relied soley on the word of the eldest son? It was my understanding that ...Read complete review

There were 2 sons in the family. Have the authors discussed their findings with the second son or have they relied soley on the word of the eldest son? It was my understanding that the house next door was left to the youngest son not the son in the book.

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Too repetitive

Half of the book covers information which is not new. It's what so many of us have read in the papers over the years. The other half is repetitive because it tells the same ...Read complete review

Half of the book covers information which is not new. It's what so many of us have read in the papers over the years. The other half is repetitive because it tells the same family story three times by two different people. It's probably the author's way of trying to convince the reader, but it seemed too far fetched to me and I noticed inconsistencies between their recounts.
As a teacher of English, I like to read books and articles that do not finish sentences with prepositions and are well edited. Sorry, this just didn't hit the spot.

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Not recommended

By Kath

from Sydney

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    • Disappointing
    • Not What I Expected

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      Just a poor read.

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      1.0

      The Ficticious Men

      By JR

      from Gold Coast

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        • A Bit Slow
        • Disappointing
        • Ficticious

        Best Uses

          It's now seen to be a load of fictitious garbage.

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          4.0

          excellent reading, its been a mystery

          By Dennys Midnight Reader

          from Melbourne Au

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          • Informative
          • Page-Turner
          • Well Written

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            excellent reading, its been a mystery

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            3.0

            Very "Interesting".

            By Rocket Rod

            from Adelaide

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            • Informative
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              Personal "Interest factor".

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              1.0

              Too repetitive

              By Mark

              from Adelaide

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                • A Bit Slow
                • Disappointing
                • Not What I Expected
                • Too Repetitive

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                  Half of the book covers information which is not new. It's what so many of us have read in the papers over the years. The other half is repetitive because it tells the same family story three times by two different people. It's probably the author's way of trying to convince the reader, but it seemed too far fetched to me and I noticed inconsistencies between their recounts.
                  As a teacher of English, I like to read books and articles that do not finish sentences with prepositions and are well edited. Sorry, this just didn't hit the spot.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  To much he said, she said for true crime

                  By Bookworm

                  from Adelaide

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                    • Disappointing
                    • Lacks Backbone
                    • Not well written
                    • Not What I Expected

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                      A disappointing read, especially after Major Crime have discounted the story. I love reading true crime and feel cheated to have bought the book and now know that the facts are not true.

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                      4.0

                      Interesting thoughts

                      By Interested

                      from Adelaide

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                      • Deserves Multiple Readings
                      • Informative

                      Cons

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                          There were 2 sons in the family. Have the authors discussed their findings with the second son or have they relied soley on the word of the eldest son? It was my understanding that the house next door was left to the youngest son not the son in the book.

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                          4.0

                          A convincing and factual story

                          By Margaret the biography lover

                          from Sydney

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                          • Easy To Read
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                          • Informative
                          • Page-Turner
                          • Well Written

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                            Everyone should read this story, it provides logical explanations for many unanswered questions on this 40 year mystery.

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                            5.0

                            Intriguing

                            By Liz D

                            from Melbourne AU

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                            • Easy To Read
                            • Page-Turner
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                              This whole real life mystery is fascinating and this is just another chapter, but it packs a punch. The only thing is that I would love to know what is happening with this new information.....

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                              5.0

                              a excellent read

                              By prescilla

                              from forster nsw

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                                a very good read

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                                ISBN: 9781742573083
                                ISBN-10: 1742573088
                                Audience: General
                                Format: Paperback
                                Language: English
                                Number Of Pages: 260
                                Published: 20th May 2013
                                Dimensions (cm): 20.7 x 13.4  x 1.7
                                Weight (kg): 0.25