The Drowned Man: A Peter Cammon Mystery - ECW Press

The Drowned Man: A Peter Cammon Mystery

Whellams, David

  • In this second mystery featuring Chief Inspector Peter Cammon, the veteran detective is called out of retirement once again. His assignment appears simple: travel to Canada to retrieve the body of a murdered Scotland Yard colleague. But Peter cannot resist delving into the oddities of the crime. His colleague was brutally attacked, run down by a car, and then dumped in a canal, yet the probable motive for the murder is bizarre: the theft of three letters from the U.S. Civil War era, one of them signed by the assassin John Wilkes Booth. Haunting the investigation is the beautiful Alice Nahri, girlfriend of the dead man.

    The Drowned Man reacquaints readers with characters from Walking into the Ocean as well as introduces Maddy, Peter’s daughter-in-law, whose amateur sleuthing back in England proves pivotal in cracking the case.

  • David Whellams spent 30 years working in criminal law and amending the Criminal Code in such areas as dangerous offenders and terrorism. Walking into the Ocean is the first book in this series. He lives in Ottawa, Ontario.
  • Published: May 2013

    ISBN: 9781770410435

    Dimensions: 6 x 9 in.

    Pages: 440


“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