Lake on the Mountain: A Dan Sharp Mystery by Jeffrey Round

Lake on the Mountain: A Dan Sharp Mystery

byJeffrey Round

Paperback | January 28, 2012

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2013 Lambda Literary Award for Gay Mystery - Winner

When missing persons investigator Dan Sharp attends a wedding, he finds himself investigating more than one murder.

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 planned.

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, twenty years earlier, of the groom's father. The only clues are a missing bicycle and six horses mysteriously poisoned.

About The Author

Jeffrey Round has published five previous novels, including the Bradford Fairfax Murder Mysteries. He has also written plays, directed short films, and served as a producer and writer for Alliance-Atlantis and CBC. Lake on the Mountain won the 2013 Lambda Award for best gay mystery. Round lives in Toronto.
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Title:Lake on the Mountain: A Dan Sharp MysteryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:488 pages, 7 × 4.25 × 1 inPublished:January 28, 2012Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1459700015

ISBN - 13:9781459700017

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Table of Contents

Prologue: The Icy Bier 11
1 Look for the Unexpected 15
2 Modern Jazz 35
3 Coffee and Donuts 45
4 Dreams and Schemes 59
5 Kedric 70
6 Anger Management 84
7 Now Auditioning 108
8 Do You Have a Dress Code? 121
9 Death by Haunting 134
10 Knox and Calvin 160
11 Till Death Do Us Part 175
12 This Terrible Place 201
13 Circumstantial Evidence 211
14 Klingsor’s Castle 225
15 Services Rendered 250
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16 The Dog Days of Autumn 268
17 Meet John Doe 277
18 Islands in the Strait 307
19 My iPod, Your iPod 334
20 Sid and Nancy 344
21 Drink and Resurrection 369
22 Now Playing 379
23 Stalking Cool Blue 389
24 Terminal 403
25 Deplorable, Nasty, Unsettling, Sick 425
26 Restoration 443
27 Goodbye, Again 450
28 Cures 468
Acknowledgements 481

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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. - Xtra!