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The Drowned Man: A Peter Cammon Mystery (Chief Inspector Peter Cammon Series #2)

3.61 of 5 stars 3.61  ·  rating details  ·  33 ratings  ·  8 reviews
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 ...more
Unknown Binding, 264 pages
Published May 1st 2013 by ECW Press (first published January 1st 2013)
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Jim Jawitz
Some parts are a bit clunky: the India connections, the action scenes, and the parts set in the US. But the mixture of spy story, murder mystery, and primer on Civil War-era Canadian history pull it through.
judy
Complex and very grown up mystery. I can't decide if part of the complexity was the writing itself. I made it through and liked it very much--so that's what counts. He did one thing I found particularly endearing. After the bad stuff had ended, he took an extraordinary amount of time on the wrap up. Normally I'd settle for what we usually get--a quick "this little piggy went to jail for 20 years and these little piggies got married." He put a great deal of thought and effort into the ending of t ...more
Dona Matthews
another excellent murder mystery--dark, thoughtful, intelligent, gripping--David Whellams is an author to watch
Naomi
Read my full review: http://bit.ly/1e1uF7E

My opinion: I liked the unique storyline, but the story had a feeling of being discombobulated, at times, while dry at others. As a result, it took me FOREVER to get through it. I had to take this book out of my library 3 times to get through it after I lost total interest in the publisher's ARC. Had I not committed to review it for the pubisher, I probably would have shelved it.

In preparing for this review, I noticed the same criticisms in the first boo
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Elizabeth
I like this author and this character but I find I stumble now and again in reading his writing style especially at the beginning of his books. I will continue with this series
Jan
Interesting plot but it moved too slow much of the time. I'd give this author another try since I liked the characters.
Peter Atkinson
Thoroughly enjoyed this book soon after it was published.

Will happily read the next Peter Cammon mystery.
Amanda
Wonderful as always
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Dave Whellams worked as Counsel with the Government of Canada in the Department of Justice for several decades, with a focus on reform of the Criminal Code, addressing a wide range of issues, including high-risk offenders and anti-terrorism. His experience in criminal law and policing has contributed to his novel Walking into the Ocean, and informed Stories from the Criminal Code, a short story co ...more
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