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Lake on the Mountain

A Dan Sharp Mystery

by Jeffrey Round

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publisher: Dundurn
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2013 Lambda Literary Award for Gay Mystery — Winner

When missing persons investigator Dan Sharp attends a wedding, he finds himself investigating more than one murder.

Dan Sharp, a gay father and missing persons investigator, accepts an invitation to a wedding on a yacht in Ontario’s Prince Edward County. It seems just the thing to bring Dan closer to his noncommittal partner, Bill, a respected medical professional with a penchant for sleazy after-hours clubs, cheap drugs, and rough sex. But the event doesn’t go exactly as planned.

When a member of the wedding party is swept overboard, a case of mistaken identity leads to confusion as the wrong person is reported missing. The hunt for a possible killer leads Dan deeper into the troubled waters and private lives of a family of rich WASPs and their secret world of privilege.

No sooner is that case resolved when a second one ends up on Dan’s desk. Dan is hired by an anonymous source to investigate the disappearance, twenty years earlier, of the groom’s father. The only clues are a missing bicycle and six horses mysteriously poisoned.

About the Author

Jeffrey Round is the Lambda Award–winning author of the Dan Sharp mystery series and Endgame, dubbed a “punk rock reboot” of an Agatha Christie classic. His first two books were listed on AfterElton.com’s 50 Best Gay Books. He lives in Toronto.

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Contributor Notes

Jeffrey Round has published five previous novels, including the Bradford Fairfax Murder Mysteries. He has also written plays, directed short films, and served as a producer and writer for Alliance-Atlantis and CBC. Lake on the Mountain won the 2013 Lambda Award for best gay mystery. Round lives in Toronto.

Awards
  • Winner, Lambda Literary Award for Gay Mystery
Editorial Reviews

Round has an extraordinary sense of place, ear for dialogue, rapid pacing, and a skillful way of layering his plots.

— Stage and Page (online)

The writing is raw, the emotions are taut and author Jeffrey Round brings it together in a breathtaking conclusion.

— Hamilton Spectator

Canadian writer Round packs plenty of plot into this new mystery series

— Richard Labonte

A psychological treat.

— Reviews by Amos Lassen

Round draws readers deep into Dan's physical and psychological worlds, balancing his protagonist's faults with his gifts as an investigator and father.

— Publishers Weekly

Such devotion to his work makes Rounds 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.

— Xtra!

Sharp and his teenaged son, Kedrick, are characters whose company readers will enjoy despite the darkness that infuses the novel.

— Quill and Quire

... [a] strong and interesting character.

— The Saskatoon Star-Phoenix

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