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The Frightened Man: Denton Mystery Book 1

Kenneth Cameron

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Fiction, Crime & mystery, Classic crime, Historical mysteries

A stylish, highly intelligent and darkly compelling Edwardian crime novel featuring an engagingly original author hero.

Introducing an intriguing new hero in the world of crime fiction...

American 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 stranger turns up at his door declaring he has just seen Jack the Ripper, Denton dismisses his lurid ravings as the delusions of a madman. But then a prostitute's horribly mutilated body is discovered that night - and Denton suspects the two events are connected..

While the police investigation grinds towards a seemingly pre-ordained conclusion, Denton becomes obsessed with finding out who the victim really was and who killed her - a search that leads him by degrees into the darkest, most violent underbelly of London...

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Kenneth Cameron

Kenneth Cameron is the author of numerous novels including WINTER AT DEATH'S HOTEL and the historical crime series fetauring Denton. He also wrote plays staged in Britain and the US, and the award-winning Africa on Film: Beyond Black and White. He passed away in 2021.

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