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The Drowned Man (Peter Cammon Mysteries #2)

3.56  ·  Rating Details  ·  41 Ratings  ·  9 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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Toni Osborne
Jul 08, 2015 Toni Osborne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book 2, in the Peter Cammon Mysteries

This second edition although part of a series can well be read on its own have no fear if you pick this one up first you will fall right into a dazzling game of cat and mouse that carries Peter from Canada to England to Washington and be swept away in one of those elaborate plot and a true spy adventure.

The twisting and complex drama effectively captures some aspect of police work and opens with Peter once again lured out of retirement to handle an assignment
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.
Dec 22, 2013 judy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-thriller
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
Feb 01, 2014 Dona Matthews rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
another excellent murder mystery--dark, thoughtful, intelligent, gripping--David Whellams is an author to watch
Jan 24, 2014 Naomi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
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
Jun 25, 2014 Jan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 13, 2013 Peter Atkinson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thoroughly enjoyed this book soon after it was published.

Will happily read the next Peter Cammon mystery.
Sep 09, 2013 Amanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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