The Frightened Man

The Frightened Man : Denton Mystery Book 1

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Veteran of the American Civil War, failed husband, ex-lawman now turned novelist, Denton is an uncomfortable outsider in class-ridden turn-of-the-century England. But he is about to be plunged into the dark heart of a society where privilege and propriety hide unspeakable horrors. When a seeming madman turns up at his door declaring he has just seen Jack the Ripper, Denton dismisses his lurid ravings as the syptoms of sexual dementia. But when a prostitute's horribly mutilated body is discovered that night in the Minories, Denton suspects there is a connection between the two events. While the police investigation grinds towards a seemingly preordained conclusion, Denton becomes obsessed with finding out who Stella Minter really was and who killed her - a search that leads him by degrees into London's grim sexual underbelly, and to an uncomfortable confrontation with his own desires.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 152 x 236 x 30mm | 521.63g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752890441
  • 9780752890449
  • 2,159,577

Review quote

Not only is it a refreshing change from ?usual suspects? like Prince Albert Victor, Sir William Gull, Walter Sickert, Lewis Carroll, and recently Frank Miles, but it also smacks of verisimilitude, so essential for writers of crime fiction. It is a wise decision, artfully delivered, and the The Frightened Man is a worthy addition to the subgenre from a confident, competent author. * THE TANGLED WEB * Denton is an interesting, if still undeveloped, personality. Struggling to earn a living as a writer, he socialises with the bohemian crowd in their fashionable haunts such as the Cafe Royal, but is equally at home walking the dangerous streets of London's East End. He is well worth encountering again. * THE TELEGRAPH *show more

About Kenneth Cameron

Ken Cameron is a former US Navy Intelligence Officer and co-author, with his son Christian Cameron, of the acclaimed Gordon Kent thriller series. He lives in New York state.show more

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402 ratings
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4 28% (114)
3 42% (170)
2 12% (48)
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