Rayne May


Rayne May is the author of the crime fiction novels The Black Birds Flew and Beneath a Bitter Sky. Her stories take place in an around Lake Erie and Southwestern Ontario. She lives not too far from Lake Erie.

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The Black Birds Flew
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 47,170. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
A month into construction of a new subdivision, an excavator unearths two long-dead bodies. An investigation leads police to a woman who left 30 years earlier to start a new life with her lover. Or did she? Amid the threat of outsourcing, DCI Maude Wakefield and DS Edie Yorke struggle to uncover a link between the past and present before the murderer strikes again.
Beneath a Bitter Sky
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 49,880. Language: Canadian English. Published: January 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Mystery writer Effie Dalrymple makes a grim discovery when her dog emerges from the bushes with a decomposing finger. Eager to know the truth, Effie convinces her reclusive new neighbour, Desmond Thomas, to help investigate. Digging into Lake Erie's dark past proves elusive as historical references disappear, bodies pile up, and the killer continues to stay one step ahead of the unlikely duo.

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