Category Archives: Deutermann, Peter T.

P. T. Deutermann. Nightwalkers. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2009.

Cam Richter doesn’t like the way subdivisions are springing up around his place in Summerfield, North Carolina, so he decides to buy an antebellum plantation in Rockwell County.  The change of scene doesn’t protect Cam from a stalker who’s taking shots at Cam no matter where he is. Rockwell County has it own dangers. It seems that Cam’s land was the site of a massacre late in the Civil War, a massacre that may or may not have something to do with the eccentric family who lives across the road from Cam’s house.  As Cam and his faithful German shepherds explore the features of his land–an abandoned mine, a cemetery, an old railroad bridge–the body count starts to rise, and the novel builds to a dramatic conclusion. This is the fourth Cam Richter novel.  The fictional setting bears similarities to Rockingham County.

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P. T. Deutermann. The Moonpool. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2008.

Cam Ritcher leaves his home turf in the mountains of western North Carolina when one of his employees dies in Wilmington. Allie Gardner was doing simple surveillance of a wayward spouse when she died of radiation poisoning. No divorce case is that hot, so Cam begins his own investigation. His inquiries lead him Helios, the nearby nuclear power plant, and before long he is threatened by the head of their physical security squad. As Cam investigates Allie’s death he gets crosswise with not just the power plant staff but also the local police and several federal agencies.

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P.T. Deutermann. Spider Mountain. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2007.

In the sequel to Deutermann’s Cat Dancers, the fictional Manceford County, N.C. provides the setting for yet another crime mystery in the Appalachian Mountains. When a female ranger is found dead in Smoky Mountain National Park, Cam Richter, the local private investigator, suspects a conspiracy related to the Creigh family’s involvement in methamphetamine sales. Richter is determined to put a stop to whatever it is that is going on in his otherwise safe community.

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P.T. Deutermann. The Cam Richter Novels.

At the start of the series Cam Richter is a Lieutenant in the Manceford County, N.C. Sheriff’s Office, but he later starts a new, supposedly less stressful, career as a private investigator. No matter which hat he wears, however, Richter gets thrown into dangerous situations as he tracks down thieves, arsonists, murderers, drug manufacturers, and other criminal bad guys in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Peter T. Deutermann. Cat Dancers. New York: St. Martin’s, 2005.

When two murderers are released on a technicality, the citizens of fictional Manceford County, N.C. are irate. Some of them are so mad that they’re taking justice into their own hands. A gruesome video surfaces, showing the execution of one of the killers, and officer Cam Richter has to find the vigilantes before they kill again. Richter tracks them into the mountains of western North Carolina, home of the elusive eastern mountain lion.

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Filed under 2000-2009, 2005, Deutermann, Peter T., Mountains, Mystery, Novels in Series, Novels Set in Fictional Places