Endgame by Jeffrey RoundEndgame by Jeffrey Round

Endgame

byJeffrey Round

Paperback | June 18, 2016

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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.
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 Word...
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Title:EndgameFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:232 pages, 8 × 5 × 1 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5 × 1 inPublished:June 18, 2016Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1459733258

ISBN - 13:9781459733251

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A terrific read Jeffrey Round’s new novel “Endgame” is a terrific read. The characters are complex and eccentric yet totally credible in Jeffrey’s assured writing. The storyline is a fascinating homage to an Agatha Christie classic and will be rewarding as an intriguing mystery whether or not one is familiar with Christie’s “And Then There Were None.” One of the things that I most appreciated was how Jeffrey was able to create free-flowing engaging narrative while simultaneously interweaving the internal monologue of the characters. Editors are constantly prodding us writers to “show not tell” but Jeffrey has been able to reveal the conflicted personalities’ thinking processes and emotional responses without it ever interfering with the flow of the story. And this is accomplished not just with one principal character but with the whole constellation of them. The external narrative and the internal narrative are totally integrated. That is a mark of a skilled writer.
Date published: 2016-09-17

Editorial Reviews

[A] consistently compelling read replete with unexpected plot twists and turns making it highly recommended for personal reading lists. - Midwest Book Review