All six 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 Toronto and Southern Ontario.
Lake on the Mountain – #1
Dan Sharp, a gay missing persons investigator, accepts an invitation to a wedding on a yacht in Ontario’s Prince Edward County. But the event doesn’t go as planned. A member of the wedding party is swept overboard and Dan finds himself deep in troubled waters as he searches for possible killers, not only in the present, but also twenty years earlier.
Pumpkin Eater – #2
Missing persons investigator Dan Sharp makes a grisly find in a burned-out Toronto slaughterhouse. His search for a killer takes him deep into Toronto’s underworld.
The Jade Butterfly – #3
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.
After the Horses – #4
When a notorious bar owner is found dead, Dan Sharp is approached by a couple who claim they know the killer’s identity. Reluctant at first, Dan reconsiders when he learns about the club’s shady payments to the cops. As suspicious disappearances mount, Dan finds himself targeted by someone who wants the case — and anyone connected — dead.
The God Game – #5
When the husband of a government aide disappears, private investigator Dan Sharp is hired to track him down. But when his investigation catches the attention of a mysterious political operative known only as the “Magus,” the case gets too close to home. After a body turns up on his doorstep, Dan races to catch a killer and prove his innocence.
Shadow Puppet – #6
A serial killer is preying on Toronto’s Gay Village and police seem reluctant to take the case seriously. PI Dan Sharp starts investigating after three closeted gay Muslim men disappear. As the number of missing persons grows and the killer’s pattern seems to change, Dan finds himself in a race against time.