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R.E. Donald is the author of the Hunter Rayne highway mystery series. Ruth worked in the transportation industry in various capacities from 1972 until 2001, and draws on her own experiences, as well as those of her late husband, Jim Donald, in creating the characters and situations in her novels.
Ruth attended the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., where she studied languages (Russian, French and German) and creative writing to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree. She currently lives on a ranch in the Cariboo region of, B.C. She and her partner, a French Canadian cowboy named Gilbert Roy, enjoy their Canadian Horses (Le Cheval Canadien) and other animals.
Also by R.E. Donald in the Hunter Rayne highway mystery series:
Ice on the Grapevine
Sea to Sky
Coming in 2014: Sundown on Top of the World
Visit proudhorsepublishing.com or redonald.com for information on new releases.
on May 15, 2014 :
Slow Curve on the Coquihalla (A Hunter Rayne highway mystery, #1)
by R.E. Donald
A respected truck driver ends up dead in an accident. At first it looks like like just that. But then things take a turn when his daughter starts asking questions. She turns to Hunter Rayne, an ex R.C.M.P and truck driver for help. Together they are out to find the truth and soon an accident becomes a homicide.
A great murder mystery with some twists, turns, and surprises. I liked Hunter, I would love to read more mysteries with him in it. I truly enjoyed this read!
(review of free book)
on Jan. 29, 2012 :
A new Canadian author, R.E. Donald has penned an interesting read situated in BC and Washington State. The local references offered a sense of familiarity which drew me in. Rayne Hunter quickly developed into both a strong force to be reckoned with along with and an emotionally fragile character. I enjoyed the characters as their flaws surfaced and the story kept my interest high as it motored me along, the plot unravelling.
(reviewed long after purchase)
on Jan. 27, 2012 :
R.E. Donald, Canadian author of Slow Curve on the Coquihalla, has taken two Canadian traditions and meshed them into an intriguing mystery. The writing flows at a steady pace from beginning to end, keeping the reader just out of reach of the answer to the mystery of who, how and why.
This traditional ‘who done it’ will keep most readers scratching their head. Was it a shipper in the US, a disgruntled employee, or maybe a jealous friend? Will Hunter Rayne find the answers before it’s too late? With well developed characters, plot twists and veiled clues this story travels from Canada to the US and back again on a winding route to the final conclusion.
This is a great read for anyone who likes mystery, intrigue and those that are looking for good reads from up and coming Canadian authors. I have the second Hunter Rayne novel, Ice on the Grapevine, on my list to read. I’m hoping to get to it very soon.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)