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Endgame

by (author) Jeffrey Round

Publisher
Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Jun 2016
Category
General, Suspense, Crime
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781459733251
    Publish Date
    Jun 2016
    List Price
    $15.99
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459733275
    Publish Date
    Jun 2016
    List Price
    $6.99

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Description

A modern retelling of the classic Agatha Christie tale of suspense and murder, And Then There Were None.

When Harvey Keill, ex-manager of the Ladykillers, arranges a reunion for his notorious punk band on a remote island off the coast of Seattle, it seems as though the group’s glory days are about to return.

One by one, the band members and their guests arrive. Lead singer Spike Anthrax, bassist Pete Doghouse, and guitarist Max Hardcore confront one another for the first time since their well-publicized and highly acrimonious split fifteen years earlier stopped them from finishing their musical testament to punk rock genius: Endgame. They are joined by an entourage of groupies, girlfriends, one of America’s best rock critics, and a real estate agent invited to put the island up for sale.

But where’s Harvey?

No matter — a party’s a party, right? Wrong. Once everyone has gathered, a dark secret emerges from the past to haunt them and, one by one, the guests begin to fall prey to a mysterious fate.

About the author

Jeffrey Round is the Lambda-Award winning author of the Dan Sharp mystery series. Twice nominated for a ReLit Award for both poetry and fiction, he also penned the comic Bradford Fairfax mystery series and the stand-alone mystery Endgame, dubbed a “punk rock reboot” of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None. His first two books, A Cage of Bones and The P-town Murders, were listed on AfterElton’s Top 100 Greatest Gay Books. You can find him on Facebook and at http://jeffreyround.com.

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Awards

  • Commended, Loan Stars Top Pick

Editorial Reviews

Round knows how to build suspense.

StageandPage.com

Round succeeds in making the story his own while staying true to [Agatha] Christie’s original framework. A must read for fans of both authors.

Publishers Weekly

[A] consistently compelling read replete with unexpected plot twists and turns making it highly recommended for personal reading lists.

Midwest Book Review

Sly, smart, stylish and satisfying: Jeffrey Round’s Endgame has more than one twisty move, right up to the final checkmate.

Felice Picano, author of Like People In History and Nights at Rizzoli

Exciting and suspenseful. Pays tribute to Agatha Christie … a must read for fans of both authors.

Publishers Weekly

Sustains a suitably eerie atmosphere.

London Free Press

There is no denying that it is fun to watch people pay for their sins.

My Gay Toronto

An entertaining mix of classic cozy … and contemporary characters and subject matter.

Booklist

Lambda Award winner Round’s (Lake on the Mountain) contemporary homage to Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None is far from derivative. Be prepared to read this in one sitting.

Library Journal

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