The God Game


Private investigator Dan Sharp finds himself caught up in a political murder.

When the husband of a Queen’s Park aide runs off to escape his gambling debts, private investigator Dan Sharp is hired to track him down. Stumbling onto some shady, behind-the-scenes occurrences in the legislature, Dan finds himself pitted against a mysterious “Magus” known for making or breaking the reputations of up-and-coming political candidates. After a body turns up on his doorstep, Dan realizes he’s being punished for sticking his nose into dirty politics. Now he’s in a race to catch a killer and prove his innocence, with the Magus always one step ahead.


The God Game is a slick, intelligent mystery that also allows time for characters and settings to breathe deeply. In this fifth Dan Sharp mystery Jeffrey Round proves once again that he is a master of detail. His skillful narration and dialogue insist the reader be present, as Dan follows a tortuous trail of clues through Toronto neighbourhoods and beyond. Whether Dan is conversing with his son, fighting an attacker, or battling his personal demons, Round manages to infuse each page with deep humanity.

Liz Bugg, author of the Calli Barnow Mystery Series

About the Author

Jeffrey Round

Posted by Kendra on October 30, 2014
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Jeffrey Round

Jeffrey Round is the Lambda Award–winning author of the Dan Sharp mystery series. Twice nominated for a ReLit Award, 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. He lives in Toronto.