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A Dan Sharp Mystery 6
Shadow Puppet
A Dan Sharp Mystery
By (author): Jeffrey Round
9781459740600 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators Toronto Feb 02, 2019
$16.99 CAD
Active 5 x 8 x 1 in 312 pages Dundurn
Private investigator Dan Sharp investigates the disappearance of three closeted gay men.

When a serial killer stalks downtown Toronto, private investigator Dan Sharp finds an unexpected link between the missing men that even the police are reluctant to investigate. A meeting with the chief of police confirms his suspicions, but does nothing to resolve the problem. Obsessed with uncovering the truth, Dan enlists a small group of friends to delve into illicit goings-on in the local sex industry. It’s only when the next man disappears, however, that Dan finds himself in a race against time to track down an elusive, manipulative killer who is a master of disguise.

  • Book six in Jeffrey Round’s hit Dan Sharp series about a gay missing-persons investigator
  • Book one, Lake on the Mountain, won the 2013 LAMBDA Literary Award for Gay Mystery, and book four, After the Horses, was nominated in the same category in 2016
  • Sharp is the father of a teenage son who is becoming aware of his father’s dangerous job
  • Publishers Weekly, Quill & Quire, Xtra!, and the Hamilton Spectator have praised the series, and it is listed on Backlot’s Top 100 Gay Books

Jeffrey Round is the Lambda Award–winning writer of the Dan Sharp mystery series and the stand-alone mystery Endgame. He has been nominated twice for a ReLit Award and his first two books were listed on AfterElton’s Top 50 Best Gay Books. He lives in Toronto.

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Tabassum Siddiqui,

Lambda Award-winning writer Jeffrey Round should be a household name not just in households that value gay detective fiction, but outside them as well. I, who am not a connoisseur of or an inveterate fan of detective fiction, don’t read Round merely for his tricks of suspense. I value him for his true literary motive: an exploration of human relationships within the circumscription of milieu, circumstance, and character — in other words, the exigencies of our lives, especially of gay lives, that (as Edmund White puts it) express the introspective advantages of the “outsider, of the foreigner and of the pioneer.’ - — Keith Garebian, award-winning author of William Hutt: Soldier Actor

Round dramatically shows how homophobia, or at least apathy, can blind authorities to a monster victimizing a vulnerable community. - Publishers Weekly

It’s a cracking good tale … perhaps the best in the Sharp series. - Booklist

The story of Toronto’s Gay Village serial killer was far too macabre and mind-boggling not to be turned into fiction, and Jeffrey Round has done it justice. It’s the sixth of his series featuring P.I. Dan Sharp and the best of the bunch so far. He’s changed bits and names, and certainly the plot line has a new twist but, this is as good a whodunit as we’ll see this year. - Margaret Cannon, Globe and Mail

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