Jeffrey Round

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Jeffrey Round is best known as the Lambda Award-winning author of two mystery series, the gritty DAN SHARP books, and the comic BRADFORD FAIRFAX books. He is also an award-winning filmmaker, television producer and song-writer.

SHADOW PUPPET, sixth in the Dan Sharp series, was published in 2019. Margaret Cannon of the Globe and Mail said, "...this is as good a whodunit as we will see this year." (26/4/19)

BON TON ROULET, fourth in the Bradford Fairfax mystery series, was published in 2017. In 2018, Jeffrey was invited by the William Faulkner Society to read from this book, along with mayor Mitch Landrieu and others, at the 300th anniversary of the founding of New Orleans.

His first novel, A CAGE OF BONES, was published by GMP (UK), topping bes
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Jeffrey Round Not Hollywood, but a Canadian production company is currently pursuing it as a television project. Michael would be really, really good! When I first …moreNot Hollywood, but a Canadian production company is currently pursuing it as a television project. Michael would be really, really good! When I first started writing the series a decade ago I had Jason Isaacs in mind, but he had already done a sleuthing series set in Scotland. I met him squeezing bananas at a local grocery store and got an address to send him a different book I thought might have a suitable role for him (Endgame, about aging punk rockers.)(less)
Jeffrey Round Plot convenience is this author's simple answer. I want the reader to feel compelled to go along on Dan's ride, and to feel his pain and confusion, bo…morePlot convenience is this author's simple answer. I want the reader to feel compelled to go along on Dan's ride, and to feel his pain and confusion, both personal and professional. What makes any story work is when a character strives for a goal, sometimes achieving but also sometimes failing to achieve it, and the tension that builds as a result. The reader needs to want to discover if the character succeeds in order to go on the journey with him or her.

The longer answer is much more complicated. Dan is a complex character, even while he thinks he isn't that hard to understand. This makes him hard to live with. He demands almost as much of those around him as he does of himself, and sometimes those demands are too great. This stems in part from his lack of self worth. The reason for this lies at the heart of Dan's upbringing, which was difficult and at times brutal. He lost his mother when he was four; his father was a physically abusive man. As a result, Dan spends much of his time trying to make sense of his fraught relationship to both parents. Much more of that comes out in the next book, Lion's Head Revisited, to be published in February 2020. Beyond all that, of course, is Dan's rage. To his surprise he discovers in book 3, The Jade Butterfly, that he has PTSD. Many things trigger Dan's anger, but particularly what he sees as unfairness, whether to himself or to others. It is what drives him to find the missing people he searches for, but the underlying rage often plays against him in his relationships as he simply demands too much of others. In the later books, he may have met his match when he begins dating a police officer, but I won't reveal more here.

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HADRIAN by RUFUS WAINWRIGHT (composer) and DANIEL MACIVOR (librettist) at the CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY with PETER HINTON director and JOHANNES DEBUS conductor (Oct 13-27, 2018)


Whether you're a Rufus fan or you simply love good music, then go to see Hadrian. The music is gorgeous and the story compelling. But Wainwright the composer is no Puccini/Lloyd-Webber wannabe. Nor is he the Rufus Wainwrig Read more of this blog post »
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