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The Death of Dr Duncan

Tim Reeves

The Death of Dr Duncan
The drowning of Dr Duncan in the River Torrens in 1972 remains one of Australia's most notorious unsolved murders. His death shocked the local community and still reverberates 50 years later.

Tim Reeves is an award-winning author and the acknowledged authority on the Duncan case. He pulls together the complex strands of a police investigation, coroner's inquest, New Scotland Yard enquiry and trial. He also examines the attempts at gay law reform in the state that were triggered by Duncan's killing.

This meticulously researched and tautly written book tells a story that is disturbing yet captivating, distressing yet ultimately uplifting.

Praise for The Death of Dr Duncan

'A scrupulously researched history that maintains the enthralling narrative drive of the best crime fiction. Packs a powerful punch.' - Christos Tsiolkas

Tim Reeves is an Adelaide-based historian and author. He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree with first-class Honours at the University of Adelaide, with a thesis on the impact of Duncan's death on gay law reform in South Australia. He has since published widely on the topic including for the Australian Dictionary of Biography, The Wakefield Companion to South Australian History and the international Who's Who in Contemporary Gay and Lesbian History. He also designed Adelaide City Council's interpretive sign about the Duncan case which was unveiled near the University footbridge in 2020. Tim has produced a range of academic work as well as journalism and poetry. His fourth book, Adelaide Modernism: 101 Houses, is forthcoming and also from Wakefield Press.
Format Paperback
Size 210 x 140 mm
ISBN 9781743058930
Extent 246 pages
Price: AU$32.95 including GST
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