The Frightened Man Paperback
Part of the Denton Mystery series
A stylish, highly intelligent and darkly compelling Edwardian crime novel featuring an engagingly original author hero. 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 preordained 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...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 16/04/2009
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780752883953