Ron retired after 24 years as a journalism professor at Oregon State University and started writing mysteries to see if he could do it. The books in the series feature Thomas Martindale, a college journalism professor and amateur sleuth. The fictional Martindale is named after Lovell’s great-great-grandfather. In Murder in the Steens, the ninth book in the series, Martindale travels to a remote area of Southeastern Oregon to find a missing man. All trails lead to Kiger Gorge on Steens Mountain, home to a herd of wild horses. Tom wants to find the man, others want the horses and will do anything to get them, including murder. Ron lives on the Oregon Coast in a small house with a view of the trees and the sea.
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