Tristan Griffin is a famous crime writer living in a Belizean jungle lodge with his partner Hedda. Altamont Stanbury is a constable in the nearest village, and an avid reader of crime fiction. Their lives come together with unexpected consequences when Griffin attempts suicide and Hedda goes missing.
RK Salters was born in Paris to an Irish émigré father and French mother. He is himself an exile, currently living in Lithuania, and a passionate traveller. An expedition in Belizean jungles provided the setting for Butterfly Ranch, his first novel.
“A taut, suspenseful, and thoroughly absorbing book.” Rubery Prize jury (2018 Rubery Fiction Prize winner)
“A real page-turner, I loved this book which, as a first novel is astonishing; in the writer’s insights and phrasing there is real maturity and a deep understanding of the human state. “ Breakaway Reviewers
“Butterfly Ranch is a literary mystery complete with a tautness of plot and character, deftly woven together with taut, controlled prose. It’s an astonishingly accomplished debut.” The Shelf of Unread Books
“A treasure trove of atmospheric setting, strange characters and some pretty spot on writing that draws you right in to the heart of the book.” Live And Deadly
“Although with a dramatic mystery at its heart, Butterfly Ranch is so much more and I was astonished to discover that this is a debut by the author.” A Little Book Problem
“This is a book devoid of cliche, which challenges and entertains in equal measure. It stays with you long after you read the final sentence.” Amazon