Deborah Coates's latest book Strange Country is the final entry in her Hallie Michaels trilogy. Coates has described the series as 'rural fantasy.
From the publisher, Tor Forge:
"Strange Country is the final book in a haunting supernatural murder mystery trilogy set in the vast rural backroads and byways of the American Midwest, a setting and way of life that is rarely explored in contemporary and urban fantasy.
After facing Death himself and banishing a reaper bent on the destruction of Sheriff's deputy Boyd Davies, Hallie had hoped things would finally settle down; that she and Boyd would find more time to spend together, that ghosts would stay in cemeteries where they belong. But hopes are so easily dashed.
On a wintry night in mid-December, someone shoots and kills a woman with a high-powered rifle. Not long after, another of West Prairie City’s citizens is killed in exactly the same way, drawing the attention of federal investigators. But the connection between the victims is not easy to uncover....
Meanwhile, Hallie Michaels finds a note pinned to her front porch. “What do you fear most?” it asks, accompanied by a set of map coordinates. Over the next few days she receives an anonymous phone call, an unsigned letter left for her at the local ag supply, and finally a note stuck to her kitchen table with a carving knife, all asking the same question and with the same set of coordinates. The mysteries are piling up, and time is short...Will Hallie be able to get to the bottom of this, before the body count rises again?" Read an excerpt of Strange Country. You can find Deborah Coates on Twitter.
Sounds good eh? But what good is it to start with the last book of a series?! Well, thanks to the generosity of Tor Forge, the first two books in this series are part of the prize pack as well! Yes, one lucky winner will receive all three books - Wide Open (#1) and Deep Down (#2). Simply leave a comment to be entered. Open to US and Canada, no PO boxes please. Ends July 13/14.