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

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 150 x 232 x 22mm | 399.16g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752890468
  • 9780752890463

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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