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Fictional Dentons

A list of fictional Dentons, with details where known.

  • Bill Denton, in a Thomas B. Dewey novel. (Details to follow.)
  • Don Denton, in Donald E. Westlake’s short story “Good Night, Good Night” (included in The Curious Facts Preceding My Execution and Other Fictions, 1968). Don Denton hosts The Don Denton Variety Show, and the story is told over the course of one hour on a Wednesday night as he watches the show recorded live to tape earlier that day. It begins with Denton being shot in the stomach. By the end of the story he has deduced who his murderer is. Then he dies.
  • Gloria Denton, in Megan Abbott’s novel Queenpin (2007).
  • Lindsay Denton (played by Keeley Hawes) in the second series of the BBC police procedural series Line of Duty. She reappears in the third series.
  • (And one more I know of, but I need to check the details.)

Suggestions welcome. I’ll add any new ones I find.