Jeffrey Round is the author of nine novels, including the Lambda Award-winning Lake On The Mountain, and a poetry collection, In the Museum of Leonardo da Vinci. His first two books, A Cage of Bones and The P-town Murders, were listed on AfterElton's Top 50 Greatest Gay Books. He is a founding member of the Naked Heart Festival of Words and lives in Toronto.
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.
Sly, smart, stylish and satisfying: Jeffrey Round’s Endgame has more than one twisty move, right up to the final checkmate.
Exciting and suspenseful. Pays tribute to Agatha Christie … a must read for fans of both authors.
An entertaining mix of classic cozy … and contemporary characters and subject matter.
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.
Sustains a suitably eerie atmosphere.
Round knows how to build suspense.
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.
There is no denying that it is fun to watch people pay for their sins.
[A] consistently compelling read replete with unexpected plot twists and turns making it highly recommended for personal reading lists.