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New Highway Mystery in Time for National Crime Writing Month
Mystery series featuring a former homicide detective turned long haul trucker gaining popularity with whodunit fans in North America and Great Britain. 'Sea to Sky' is the third mystery in the series.
Hunter Rayne is a former RCMP detective, travelling the highways of western North America in a big blue Freightliner. Hunter is a very Canadian protagonist:
“One of the basic tenets of writing is to ‘write what you know’”, says Donald. “With my twenty years of experience in the transportation industry, it was a natural choice for my series’ milieu.” Donald’s late husband, Jim Donald, was at one time well-known in the Canadian trucking community and there are elements of him in the character, Hunter Rayne. “I try to write the kind of mystery novel I like to read, with realistic characters, multiple suspects and an intriguing puzzle to solve.”
The series got its name because the title of each novel contains the name of a highway. The first novel is ‘Slow Curve on the Coquihalla’, named for the mountainous Coquihalla Highway, recently featured in the Discovery Channel show “Highway Thru Hell”, and set in the Pacific Northwest. The second is ‘Ice on the Grapevine’, with much of the action taking place in Southern California. ‘Ice on the Grapevine’ was a finalist for the 2012 Global EBook Award in mystery fiction, and gained the series fans from all over North America and in Great Britain.
“What really delights me is hearing back from fans around the world. It’s great to know that I already have readers impatiently waiting for the next book in the series.” Donald is at work on the fourth novel in the series, set primarily in the Yukon and Alaska.
The Highway Mysteries are available in both digital and print editions. More information at http://ProudHorsePublishing.com