Just west of the Rocky Mountains, a frightened horse with a bloody saddle is found running loose on the Yellowhead highway. Former RCMP investigator Hunter Rayne is on the road in his eighteen-wheeler when he is flagged down to help calm the horse and find its missing rider.
The horse with the bloody saddle leads Hunter and a good-natured French Canadian cowboy into a complicated murder mystery. The police are none too happy with his interference, but Hunter strongly believes the RCMP have arrested the wrong man and sets out to uncover who stood to gain from the death of a wealthy ranch owner.
His belief in the suspect’s innocence is shared by a rookie female RCMP constable who joins him in the search for the truth. She befriends the dead man’s young fiancé in an effort to get answers, and discovers that the vulnerable Texas beauty is not who the victim believed her to be.
Yellowhead Blues was one of three finalists for the 2020 Whistler Independent Book Award in Fiction. It has earned an average of 4.7 stars in ratings on Amazon.com, and is the fifth novel in a unique mystery series set on the highways of North America.
Targeted Age Group:: Adult
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I love mysteries. I especially love mystery series that feature realistic characters and situations, with stories that make me believe those characters actually exist. Of course, that's the type of books I have always aspired to write.
Among the excellent crime series that inspired me to write the Highway Mysteries are Elizabeth George's Inspector Lynley series, Martha Grimes' Richard Jury series, Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch series and John Lescroart's Dismas Hardy series.
As for the unique setting of the Highway Mysteries, I spent a good part of my life working in the transportation industry, and was fortunate to get to know many of the interesting people working as truck drivers, customs brokers and other support workers who help get goods to every corner of North America.