The Drowned Man

By David Whellams

The Drowned Man
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In this second mystery featuring Chief Inspector Peter Cammon, the veteran detective is lured out of retirement once more. With a familiar cast of characters reacquainting themselves with readers of the Series, the novel follows Peter as he embarks on his seemingly simple assignment: ... Read more


Overview

In this second mystery featuring Chief Inspector Peter Cammon, the veteran detective is lured out of retirement once more. With a familiar cast of characters reacquainting themselves with readers of the Series, the novel follows Peter as he embarks on his seemingly simple assignment: travel to Canada to retrieve the body of a murdered Scotland Yard colleague. But Peter can’t resist delving into the oddities of the crime. His colleague was brutally attacked, run over by a car, and then dumped into a canal—all seemingly for the theft of three letters from the American Civil War era, one of which is signed by John Wilkes Booth. Meanwhile, Alice Nahri, the girlfriend of the dead man, looms over the investigation.

David Whellams

P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal>David Whellams is a writer in criminal law with 30 years of experience, amending the criminal code in such areas as dangerous offenders and terrorism. He lives in Ottawa, Ontario.

Reviews

"[T]he plot builds to a dramatic and suspenseful climax. The author's refreshingly clear-eyed portrayal of his hero ("Peter Cammon felt superior to psychology, in the way that many people do who have never studied it") is a plus."  —Publishers Weekly

“Whellams handles these diverse threads with aplomb . . . The Drowned Man is a propulsive, sharply considered read.” —Quill & Quire

"Whellams's sophomore entry (after Walking into the Ocean) sweeps the reader away with its elaborate plot, insightful observations about human character, and genuine spy adventure. This Title can be read as a stand-alone, but take my word for it, this is a Series to follow particularly for Louise Penny fans and the Masterpiece Mystery set." —Library Journal (March 2013, *Starred Review*)

“Author David Whellams fields crisp yet compassionate dialogue that puts the reader inside Cammon's struggle to adjust to a personal life again after a long career in which it went to seed. Whellams brilliantly captures volleys of danger and suspense that penetrate the fog hanging over the ex-detective's life. Detective Cammon's retirement makes for a book to enjoy.”—Don Graves, Hamilton Spectator

“Tightly plotted and featuring a lead character who keeps us glued to the page, the book should definitely suit readers looking for an intriguing lead character and a solid mystery.” —David Pitt, Booklist Online

"Whellams has not just created an interesting detective; he has the ability to fashion many complex characters without resorting to outlandish eccentricities. Readers will be hard pressed to solve either crime before Cammon, though the opportunity is there."  —After Hitchcock

“The hero, retired chief inspector Peter Cammon of Scotland Yard, is back and again is a highly likable character with the kind of instincts we admire in the best fictional detectives.”—Patrick Davitt, Waterloo Region Record

 

“Whellams’s sophomore entry (after Walking into the Ocean) sweeps the reader away with its elaborate plot, insightful observations about human character, and genuine spy adventure. This title can be read as a stand-alone, but take my word for it, this is a series to follow particularly for Louise Penny fans. ” — Library Journal

“Author David Whellams fields crisp yet compassionate dialogue that puts the reader inside Cammon’s struggle to adjust to a personal life again after a long career in which it went to seed. Whellams brilliantly captures volleys of danger and suspense that penetrate the fog hanging over the ex-detective’s life. Detective Cammon’s retirement makes for a book to enjoy. ” — Hamilton Spectator

“Tightly plotted and featuring a lead character who keeps us glued to the page, the book should definitely suit readers looking for an intriguing lead character and a solid mystery. ” — Booklist

 

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