Trucker mystery novel a finalist for Global Ebook Award

A mystery novel featuring 'semi' professional sleuth Hunter Rayne has been selected by judges as a finalist in the mystery category of the Global Ebook Awards. 'Ice on the Grapevine' is the second novel in the Hunter Rayne highway mystery series.
July 6, 2012 - PRLog -- 'Ice on the Grapevine', the second novel in the Hunter Rayne highway mystery series by  R.E. Donald, has been selected by judges as a finalist in the mystery category of the 2012 Global Ebook Awards.    In the fall of 2011, independent Canadian publisher Proud Horse Publishing released the first two novels in the series, 'Slow Curve on the Coquihalla' and 'Ice on the Grapevine', in digital format.  Both novels have been receiving enthusiastic reviews from readers over the past several months.

The series features former homicide detective Hunter Rayne, who reluctantly resigned from a successful career in the RCMP to travel the highways of North America as a long haul truck driver.  He believes that the solitude of the road will help him heal from the painful loss of his best friend and the failure of his marriage.  A colorful supporting character is Hunter’s irascible female dispatcher, Elspeth Watson, who is as tough a boss as they come but is always ready to volunteer Hunter's help when a fellow trucker is in trouble.   The author's many years of experience in the transportation industry help to keep the situations and characters engaging and realistic.

The novels are traditional 'whodunits' with complex plots, multiple suspects and - for most readers - a surprise ending.   Fans enjoy the realistic subplots involving recurring characters, and more than one fan is waiting impatiently for the next novel in the series.
The winners of the 2012 Global Ebook Awards will be announced at a gala awards ceremony at the University Club in Santa Barbara, California on August 18th.  Meanwhile, R.E. Donald is working on the third Hunter Rayne highway mystery, set primarily in the ski resort community of Whistler, BC, site of the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Digital editions of Slow Curve on the Coquihalla and Ice on the Grapevine are available through most ebook retailers, including, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and the iBookstore.   Print editions in trade paperback format will be released in the coming months.  More information and links to retailers may be found on the publisher’s website at
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