Knight's fiction has appeared in national
publications, Phoenix Magazine and Redbook. She has also served as
technical and script consultant for Fox-Regency Film Productions. A fifth
generation Oregonian, she is active in community theater and preservation
of pioneer history.
As a pre-med student at Baylor University in Waco,
Texas, Knight acted in many regional theatrical productions and improv
theater working under the tutelage of Charles Laughton.
Knight's varied experience as an investigator and forensic lecturer
provides the background for the mystery and police procedural genre.
Knight lives in Portland, Oregon, where she manages a Trial Consulting
practice and continues to write mysteries and quirky tales on the
As Ray Bates
Ray Bates' background and experience as a criminal
investigator working with law enforcement and the criminal justice system
provide the foundation for a series of police procedurals with
hard-hitting realism tempered with sexy romance and fleshed out
Bates is an Oregon native who divides his time
between Portland and the Oregon Coast where he writes the Bowers' series.
Ray Bates has delivered a fresh, new police procedural series highlighting
the Northwest and Portland, Oregon in particular. Detective John Bowers
and his partner Minola Raye deliver a satisfying mix of gritty police
work, sexy romance and realistic, forensic sleuthing for crime and mystery
A three-dimensional cast of continuing characters guarantees to keep
readers coming back for more. True-crime novels often lack the personal
drama, sexual tension and interplay of everyday homicide squads. Bates
gives the detectives in the John Bowers’ series multi-layered
personalities who must cope with complex relationships, bureaucratic
politics and gruesome murders while trying to maintain a normal lifestyle.
What makes this series truly unique is the witty
humor and side plots rich with fast-paced dialogue and actors not bogged
down in formulaic plots. For readers who like to get inside a crime story
and work alongside the homicide team, John Bowers’ procedurals are the
There are seven books in the John Bowers series. Two, BLUE BUTTERFLY and
BABYLON BLUES are available from booksellers now. Watch for the third book
in the series CAMELOT CLUB to be released soon.