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Walking into the Ocean
Walking into the Ocean

Walking into the Ocean

A Peter Cammon Mystery


472 Pages, 6 x 9

EPUB, $10.95 (US $10.95) (CA $10.95)

Publication Date: April 2012

ISBN 9781770902336

Rights: WOR

ECW Press (Apr 2012)

Not yet published. Ships 4/1/2012.


The first riveting chapter in the Peter Cammon trilogy

Introducing veteran Scotland Yard Chief Inspector Peter Cammon, this novel finds Cammon journeying to the Jurassic Coast to solve a seemingly ordinary domestic crime. At first glance, the perpetrator appears to have murdered his wife before drowning in the English Channel, but Cammon soon learns that his case is merely a sideshow. A broader series of murders has been unfolding along the cliffs, baffling the local police. Realizing that his assignment cannot be completed without figuring out the serial killings that threaten the region, the detective travels from London, Dorset, and Devon to the island of Malta, relentlessly following the overlapping threads of the two cases to their shocking climax. The first installment in a series of three, this cliffhanger sets a chilling tone for the British sleuth’s forthcoming mysteries.


"Don't miss this engrossing and complex debut, the first volume in a projected trilogy. . . . It's perfect for those who love travel and history mixed with crime." —Library Journal (April 2012)

"Whellams has written the most ambitious Canadian crime novel in years. . . . Chief Inspector Peter Cammon . . . is a terrific character, and the plot, combining two kinds of murder on England's southern coast, is baffling in all the right ways." —Toronto Star (January 27, 2013)

Author Biography

David Whellams is a writer in criminal law with 30 years of experience, amending the criminal code in such areas as dangerous offenders and terrorism. He lives in Ottawa, Ontario.