The Drowned Man

By (author): David Whellams

“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

A retired Scotland Yard detective is lured back to work in “a series to follow, particularly for Louise Penny fans and the Masterpiece Mystery set.” (Library Journal)

Chief Inspector Peter Cammon is supposed to be retired, but he’s reluctantly agreed to travel to Canada to retrieve the body of a murdered colleague. And once he’s involved, he can’t resist delving into the oddities of the crime.

His fellow cop was brutally attacked, run over by a car, and then dumped into a canal — all seemingly linked to the theft of three letters from the American Civil War era, one of which may have been signed by John Wilkes Booth . . .

AUTHOR

David Whellams

David Whellams worked for 30 years in criminal law, amending the Criminal Code in such areas as dangerous offenders and terrorism. The first two books in his Peter Cammon Mystery series are Walking Into the Ocean and The Drowned Man. He lives in Ottawa, Ontario.

Reviews

“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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“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

A retired Scotland Yard detective is lured back to work in “a series to follow, particularly for Louise Penny fans and the Masterpiece Mystery set.” (Library Journal)

Chief Inspector Peter Cammon is supposed to be retired, but he’s reluctantly agreed to travel to Canada to retrieve the body of a murdered colleague. And once he’s involved, he can’t resist delving into the oddities of the crime.

His fellow cop was brutally attacked, run over by a car, and then dumped into a canal — all seemingly linked to the theft of three letters from the American Civil War era, one of which may have been signed by John Wilkes Booth . . .

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Details

Dimensions:

440 Pages
9in * 6in * 1.0817in
1.489lb

Published:

May 01, 2013

City of Publication:

Toronto

Country of Publication:

CA

Publisher:

ECW Press

ISBN:

9781770410435

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Language:

eng

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