The first three 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 Southern Ontario.
Dan Sharp, missing persons investigator, has his hands full. His partner, Bill, is dodgy about commitment and loves to taunt Dan about his lurid past. His son, Kedrick, is the shifting centre of his world, a weak spot in his hardboiled life, and a serious complication in his relationships. And then there's the work.
A wedding guest is swept off a yacht and vanishes beneath the waves, but the wrong person ends up reported missing. In Toronto, someone is murdering sex offenders. And why is a son still searching for man who left a suicide note – and six dead horses – when he disappeared, twenty years ago?
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.
"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."
"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
Lake on the Mountain
The Jade Butterfly