R.E. Donald


R.E. Donald is the author of the Hunter Rayne highway mystery series. Ruth worked in the transportation industry in various capacities for over 25 years and draws on her own experiences 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.

Mysteries by R.E. Donald in the Hunter Rayne highway mystery series:
- - - Slow Curve on the Coquihalla
- - - Ice on the Grapevine
- - - Sea to Sky

Coming in the spring of 2015: Sundown on Top of the World

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Where to find R.E. Donald online

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Sea to Sky
Series: The Hunter Rayne Highway Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,520. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A dead man rides the chairlift on Whistler Mountain. Former homicide detective Hunter Rayne expects to have a pleasant weekend of skiing at the world famous resort with an attractive female acquaintance. Instead, he finds himelf the prime suspect in a chilling murder and has no choice but to get involved in the investigation to clear his name. This is the third novel in the Highway Mystery series.
Ice on the Grapevine
Series: The Hunter Rayne Highway Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 103,990. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
On a warm July morning in L.A. County, a frozen corpse turns up at a highway brake check just south of the Grapevine Pass. Ex-homicide detective Hunter Rayne, who now drives an eighteen wheeler, is persuaded by his irascible dispatcher, Elspeth Watson, to help two fellow truck drivers arrested for the murder. "Whodunit addicts will not be disappointed." Finalist for a 2012 Global Ebook Award!
Slow Curve on the Coquihalla
Series: The Hunter Rayne Highway Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 118,490. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When a respected truck driver, owner of a family trucking business, is found dead in his truck down a steep embankment along a treacherous mountain highway, his distraught daughter wants to know why he died. Hunter Rayne, a fellow trucker and retired RCMP detective, feels compelled to help her find the answer. When the answer is murder, he finds himself on a collision course with dangerous men.

R.E. Donald’s tag cloud

british columbia    california    canada    complex    crime    highway    homicide    mountie    mounties    murder    mystery    rcmp    ski    traditional    truck    trucker    trucking    whistler    whodunit