Ted Haynes - Central Oregon Mystery Series

Ted Haynes presents his entertaining Central Oregon Mystery series.  Ted is a Central Oregon resident with an appreciation for not only the beauty of the area, but also the myriad unique and interesting places known to locals and frequent visitors.  Ted will take us on a tour of the settings in his series and give a snapshot of each book.  Watch on YouTube

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 There are four books in the series thus far: Suspects, The Mirror Pond Murders, Mt. Bachelor Murders, and Pole Pedal Murder.    The fifth, The Sunriver Murder, is due to be released June 2024. 

Suspects introduces Dan Martinez, a young lawyer who is at loose ends after losing his job at a Portland law firm.  Returning to his parent’s Central Oregon home, Dan spends the summer training for a triathlon. 

Stopping by Candy Winterpol’s home, he finds her husband severely injured on the porch steps.  Candy has been around since Dan’s childhood, now a prominent local artist, she was one of his father’s art students.  Candy and Dan are prime suspects. 

As a bright spot to Dan’s rather troubling summer, he meets Amy.  She is a bit taken aback to be dating a murder suspect, but they get over that initial bump in the road, and marry. 

The Mirror Pond Murder has sunny professional prospects for Dan.  The Portland law firm is opening a branch in Bend, Dan is offered a position working under Sarah Chatham, a widow in her 60s. 

A woman’s skeleton is found in Mirror Pond, there is a high probability she was Native American.  Sarah has represented the tribe for quite a while, she is contacted by Detective Jim Sorenson.  The skeleton spent years in the water, catching the killer is going to be tricky.  But Sarah and Jim are determined to find justice for the victim.

The Mt. Bachelor Murders involves a murder from 1966 with personal significance to both Sarah and Dan. I

n 1966 on her 16th birthday Lisbeth Peterson went skiing with her father, Erik Peterson, and friend Sally Paulson. Lisbeth and Sally rode one chairlift, while her father rode another chairlift with a stranger tricked out in the latest skiing gear.  The girls were having fun, but when it was time to meet up by the chair lifts, Lisbeth’s father wasn’t there, not was he likely to ever be there, the ski patrol found him under the snow, murdered.  

In 2018 Sally Paulson was a widowed attorney best known as Sarah Chatham and Lisbeth Peterson had married Leon Martinez, Dan is their son.  Leon thinks he has found the killer and also discovered another murder.  

Lots of history and intrigue in this mystery set on Central Oregon’s iconic Mt. Bachelor that waited over half a century to be solved.  Dan and Sarah make a powerful team!

The Pole Pedal Murder takes the reader to one of Central Oregon’s most popular events.  Pole, Pedal, Paddle races include skiing, bike racing, and paddling, an exciting event even before murder is thrown into the mix! 

Detective Carl Breuninger is heading back to Bend after delivering Roland Lightfeather to prison when he gets the call from dispatch about a suspicious death. Wendy Whitlock was found by her teenage son hanging in their barn.  Her husband and son both vehemently deny Wendy would have committed suicide. 

A few days earlier, Wendy hired Sarah Chatman to defend her in a tricky negotiation with her employer. 

Wendy was training for Pole, Pedal, Paddle with a team of women including Amy Martinez, it seems unlikely she would commit suicide while training for the event.  And the race is on to find a killer! 

 

Event date: 

Saturday, December 9, 2023 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Event address: 

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Suspects: A Northwest Murder Mystery By Ted Haynes Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780964650640
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Published: Robleda Company, Publishers - May 15th, 2017

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The Mirror Pond Murders: A Northwest Murder Mystery By Ted Haynes Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780964650688
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Published: Robleda Company, Publishers - June 17th, 2019

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The Mt. Bachelor Murders By Ted Haynes Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781733154420
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Published: Robleda Company, Publishers - February 2nd, 2021

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Pole Pedal Murder By Ted Haynes Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781733154444
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Published: Robleda Company, Publishers - July 12th, 2022