The first four novels of the Dan Sharp mystery series, winner of the Lambda Award for best gay mystery.
Collected into a single volume, the Lambda-award winning Dan Sharp series by Jeffrey Round follows a gay father and missing persons investigator as he weaves from upper-class enclaves to the seedy underbelly of Toronto and Southern Ontario.
Lake on the Mountain - #1
Dan Sharp, a gay missing persons investigator, accepts an invitation to a wedding on a yacht in Ontario’s Prince Edward County. But the event doesn’t go as planned. A member of the wedding party is swept overboard and Dan finds himself deep in troubled waters as he searches for possible killers, not only in the present, but also twenty years earlier.
Pumpkin Eater - #2
Missing persons investigator Dan Sharp makes a grisly find in a burned-out Toronto slaughterhouse. His search for a killer takes him deep into Toronto’s underworld.
The Jade Butterfly - #3
A chance meeting in a bar sends missing persons investigator Dan Sharp in search of a woman presumed dead in the Tiananmen Square Massacre. But there may be international consequences and big players in a mystery that spans two continents.
After the Horses - #4
When a notorious bar owner is found dead, Dan Sharp is approached by a couple who claim they know the killer’s identity. Reluctant at first, Dan reconsiders when he learns about the club’s shady payments to the cops. As suspicious disappearances mount, Dan finds himself targeted by someone who wants the case — and anyone connected — dead.
"Such devotion to his work makes Round's writing absorbing for readers. You sympathize with Sharp, even as he falls into a whiskey-drenched hell, and you wait for him to rise again."
"The writing is raw, the emotions are taut and author Jeffrey Round brings it together in a breathtaking conclusion."
– Hamilton Spectator
"Jeffrey Round is the gay Margaret Atwood!"
– Luba Goy, Comedian
Jeffrey Round is a writer, director, and composer. He has published poetry and novels, including the Dan Sharp mystery series, of which the first, Lake on the Mountain, won the Lambda Literary Award in 2013. Jeffrey's first two novels, A Cage of Bones and The P'town Murders, were listed on TheBackLot.com's Top 100 Gay Books. His blog, A Writer's Half-Life, has been syndicated online. He lives in Toronto.