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Pumpkin Eater: A Dan Sharp Mystery Book
Following an anonymous tip, missing persons investigator Dan Sharp makes a grisly find
in a burned-out slaughterhouse in Toronto's west end. Someone is targeting known sex
offenders whose names and identities were released on the Internet. When an iconic
rock star contacts Dan to keep from becoming the next victim, things take a curious
turn. Dan's search for a killer takes him underground in Toronto's broken social scene —
a secret world of misfits and guerrilla activists living off the grid — where he hopes to
find the key to the murders.
"Jeffrey Round's new mystery, Pumpkin Eater, has a lot of moving parts and they all
work beautiful to deliver a complex, suspenseful and touching story. "
Michael Nava, author of the Henry Rios Mystery series
"Pumpkin Eater reminds us why we keep coming back to Jeffrey Round,
with a mystery that hooks us and some of the most engaging, complex and
satisfying gay characters currently in print. Creepy, touching and funny in just
the right measure. I look forward to the third installment."
Christian Baines, author of The Beast Without
"Jeffrey Round is the gay Margaret Atwood!"
Luba Goy, comedien
Lake On The Mountain: A Dan Sharp Mystery Book
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
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 20 years
earlier of the groom’s father. The only clues are a missing bicycle and six
horses mysteriously poisoned.
"Skillfully told…Round draws readers deep into Dan's physical and
psychological worlds, balancing his protagonist's faults with his
gifts as an investigator and father."
"Round is at the top of his game. The pace of this tale of love, loss,
and betrayal never flags…a splendid read."
Gail Bowen, author of the Joanne Kilbourn series
Vanished In Vallarta: A Bradford Fairfax Murder Mystery
What happens in Puerto Vallarta, stays in Puerto Vallarta...
On a mysterious assignment in the famed Mexican resort town, gay caballero
Bradford Fairfax finds he has a lot on his hands while celebrity-sitting a
troubled diva in sunny Mexico. Third in the Bradford Fairfax Mystery Series,
Vanished In Vallarta was my eighth completed novel.
The Honey Locust
Globe-trotting photojournalist Angela Thomas has
spent all thirty-two years of her life dreaming of far-off places.
Nothing that has happened to her thus far can convince her that home
is where she belongs. Every foreign assignment is a chance to trade in
family conflicts for situations that may kill her but won't break her
heart. From the battlefields of Bosnia to the jungles of Chiapas, this
is one woman's extraordinary journey.
My third full-length novel, and fourth to be published, The Honey
Locust is a literary work in the tradition of The English
Patient. It took me a lot longer to complete than I would like to
admit, but I am very proud of it.
"This is a book of insightful humanity, one that understands our
frailty and understands that courage comes in many forms."
Anne Michaels, author of Fugitive Pieces and
"The Honey Locust reveals the home truths of relationships in love and
at war, baring the waste—and redemptive power—of intimacy."
Carole Bruneau, author of Glass Houses and Berth
Death In Key West: A Bradford Fairfax Murder Mystery
The rich really are different
from you and me. On vacation in Key West, special agent
Bradford Fairfax meets James Quentin Ashley Vanderbilt III, an
"heiress" to one of the world's biggest fortunes who is convinced his
own father wants him dead. The follow-up to The P'town Murders,
it was my fourth published book, but my fifth completed novel.
"Page-turning fun. It feels like a game of Clue with drag queens,
thugs and crocodiles."
James K Moran, Xtra!
"A suspenseful, campy, rollicking ride with the perfect blend of
serious and silly."
Ralph Higgins, Wayves
A CAGE OF BONES
Warden Fields, an ingenuous college student from Toronto, is
discovered by an Italian model agency and persuaded to work in Europe.
The story of Warden's quiet rise and dissolute fall unfolds in the
glamorous and frenetic fashion world of Milan and the hip clubs of
post-Punk London. My first full-length novel, A Cage of Bones
was based largely on personal observations and experiences.
Originally published in the UK, this revised second edition has an
author's foreword and a cover photo of me in my halcyon modelling
days. (So sue me!) Available on-line through Amazon.com, or through
this website (signed), as well as in Kindle and Kobo formats.
"A Cage of Bones reminds me of why I read and why I write."
Shyam Selvadurai, author of Funny Boy and The
"It hits British culture and speech beautifully!"
DM Thomas, author of The White Hotel and Lady With A
The P-Town Murders
In a place that's "to die for," no one
expects to die for real. So muses special agent Bradford
Fairfax after an anonymous phone caller reveals to him that his
ex-boyfriend, Ross Pretty, has died from an overdose of ecstasy in
"the gayest place on earth"—Provincetown, Massachusetts. First in the
Bradford Fairfax Murder Mystery Series, The P'town Murders is a
comic take on the classic murder mystery.
"A breezy read that's hard to put down!"
Paul Bellini, FAB Magazine
"Whether shaken or stirred, this exquisite cocktail is irresistible
Paul Russell, author The Gay 100 and The Coming
The P-Town Murders
(Haworth Southern Tier Editions 2007)
The original edition, with the original title spelling, published in
the US by Haworth Press. That’s me dead on the cover. This edition is
currently out-of-print, though I’ve heard that copies can be obtained
through the Insightout book club. I can’t afford them—maybe you can.
This was my fourth completed novel and second to be published.
A Cage of Bones
(The Gay Men’s Press 1997)
See synopsis above. My first full-length novel, A Cage of Bones was
based largely on personal observations and experiences. Published in
England by the much-missed GMP, this edition is now out-of-print. A
handful of collector’s edition copies are available for an outrageous
price ($60) through my website. (Hey! Support a starving artist, why