Raine Stockton

12 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,966 ratings

Smoky Mountain Tracks Publisher's Summary

The first in the Raine Stockton Dog Mystery series..."An exciting, original, and suspense-laden whodunit..."(Midwest Book Review)

As a native of the small town of Hansonville, North Carolina,and a wilderness rescue worker, Raine Stockton knows the Smoky Mountains as well as anyone could, but she gave up her Search and Rescue work after a tragic loss. Now she reluctantly returns to active duty to help find a young child who has been kidnapped and taken deep into the forest. But as Raine's young golden retriever, Cisco, picks up the trail, his enthusiasm fails to make up for his lack of experience, and their first foray into the forest results in disaster...and the discover of the kidnapper - shot dead.

Suspecting there's more to the case than meets the eye, Raine struggles to overcome her personal demons, turns her search in new directions... and learns to trust Cisco to lead the way.

©2006 Donna Ball (P)2014 Donna Ball, Inc
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  • Book 1

    • Smoky Mountain Tracks

    • A Raine Stockton Dog Mystery, Volume 1
    • By: Donna Ball
    • Narrated by: Donna Postel
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 437
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 400
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 398

    As a native of the small town of Hansonville, North Carolina,and a wilderness rescue worker, Raine Stockton knows the Smoky Mountains as well as anyone could, but she gave up her Search and Rescue work after a tragic loss. Now she reluctantly returns to active duty to help find a young child who has been kidnapped and taken deep into the forest.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Smoky Mountains, Dogs & A Mystery

    • By Sara on 08-05-15

    Regular price: $17.99

  • Book 2

    • Rapid Fire

    • Raine Stockton Dog Mysteries, Book 2
    • By: Donna Ball
    • Narrated by: Donna Postel
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 239
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214

    Raine's old boyfriend Andy Fontana is back in town...and at the top of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List. With a fortune in diamonds hidden somewhere in the wilderness, several recent acts of eco-terrorism and an unsolved murder laid at Andy's door, the feds turn to Raine Stockton, with her unsurpassed knowledge of the mountains and her reputation as a wilderness tracker, to help bring Andy to justice. The only problem is that Raine still believes Andy is innocent...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Like owner like dog..

    • By S. Mitchell on 05-12-16
    • Raine Stockton Dog Mysteries, Book 2
    • By: Donna Ball
    • Narrated by: Donna Postel
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Release date: 06-04-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 239 ratings

    Regular price: $18.03

  • Book 3

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  • Book 4

    • Bone Yard

    • Raine Stockton Dog Mystery, Book 4
    • By: Donna Ball
    • Narrated by: Donna Postel
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    Dog trainer Raine Stockton has lived all her life in the quiet community of Hansonville, North Carolina. She is the daughter of a judge, the niece of a sheriff, and the ex-wife of a deputy. She does not lead the kind of life, generally speaking, in which people get buried in her backyard. But when Cisco, Raine's mischievous golden retriever, digs up human bones beneath the site of what will soon be her new training kennel, mayhem ensues.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Even if you don't love dogs

    • By Me & My Girls on 08-09-14
    • Raine Stockton Dog Mystery, Book 4
    • By: Donna Ball
    • Narrated by: Donna Postel
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Release date: 07-30-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 152 ratings

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 5

    • Silent Night

    • A Raine Stockton Dog Mystery
    • By: Donna Ball
    • Narrated by: Donna Postel
    • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181

    It's Christmas time, and for Raine Stockton and her Search and Rescue dog, Cisco, Hansonville, North Carolina is just like a Norman Rockwell painting - except for the rash of thefts of baby Jesus figurines from nativity scenes, an abandoned box of golden retriever puppies that someone leaves beside her mailbox, and a mysterious gift from one of Cisco's a grateful admirers. Raine already has her hands full with her own misbehaving pooches, unexpected house guests, and a complicated new relationship.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Christmas Crime

    • By Me & My Girls on 06-25-14

    Regular price: $17.99

  • Book 6

    • The Dead Season

    • Raine Stockton Dog Mysteries, Book 6
    • By: Donna Ball
    • Narrated by: Donna Postel
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159

    January is known as the dead season in the small Smoky mountain community of Hanover County, North Carolina. For dog trainer and wilderness expert Raine Stockton, who hasn't had a client in six month, this season has been deader than most.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Edge of your seat thrill ride

    • By Dawn on 03-05-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 7

    • High in Trial

    • Raine Stockton Dog Mysteries, Volume 7
    • By: Donna Ball
    • Narrated by: Donna Postel
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128

    A weekend competition turns deadly in this seventh Raine Stockton Dog Mystery. While Raine and Cisco stalk a killer, back home a 20-year-old mystery is unfolding--one that will have devastating consequences for Raine and those she loves. And every hour that passes brings a deadly threat closer.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Downward Trend Continues

    • By Me & My Girls on 02-16-15
    • Raine Stockton Dog Mysteries, Volume 7
    • By: Donna Ball
    • Narrated by: Donna Postel
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Release date: 01-20-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 142 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 7.5

    • All That Glitters

    • Raine Stockton Dog Mysteries
    • By: Donna Ball
    • Narrated by: Donna Postel
    • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86

    Times are hard in the small Smoky Mountain town of Hansonville, North Carolina, and for former forest service employee Raine Stockton this Christmas will be harder than most as she prepares to spend her first holiday without her family, without a job... and without a dog. When a mysterious Secret Santa starts making dreams come true all over the county everyone's spirits are on the rise, but Raine can't help but wonder whether there is more to this enigmatic philanthropist than meets the eye.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great short story and companion book

    • By Mama K on 02-09-18

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 8

    • Double Dog Dare

    • The Raine Stockton Dog Mystery Series, Volume 8
    • By: Donna Ball
    • Narrated by: Donna Postel
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151

    For dog trainer and search-and-rescue volunteer Raine Stockton, the last few months have been marked by murder, danger, and betrayal. A luxury vacation to the Caribbean resort island of St. Bart's sounds like the perfect antidote for stress, particularly since it includes three of her favorite traveling companions: her boyfriend, Miles; his daughter, Melanie; and Raine's happy-go-lucky golden retriever, Cisco. But even in paradise, trouble finds them.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Quick, light and fun with a twist of murder

    • By Briant on 03-20-15
    • The Raine Stockton Dog Mystery Series, Volume 8
    • By: Donna Ball
    • Narrated by: Donna Postel
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Release date: 01-16-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 161 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 9

    • Home of the Brave

    • Raine Stockton Dog Mystery, Book 9
    • By: Donna Ball
    • Narrated by: Donna Postel
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130

    Raine Stockton and her high-spirited, big-hearted golden retriever, Cisco, are accustomed to being heroes wherever they go. But there's a new dog in town, and Raine and Cisco find themselves upstaged by a flashy K-9 addition to the sheriff's department. Nike and her handler, Jolene, are part of a new government-funded program. Though Raine admires Nike's talent almost as much as she resents Jolene's arrogance, she wonders why the Department of Homeland Security would send such an expensive gift to their sleepy Smoky Mountain community.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it - kept me guessing until the end!

    • By Ann on 08-23-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 10

    • Dog Days

    • Raine Stockton Dog Mystery Volume 10
    • By: Donna Ball
    • Narrated by: Donna Postel
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    For Raine Stockton, owner and proprietor of Dog Daze Boarding and Training, August is the busiest time of year. She has all she can handle with a kennel full of dogs, a very strange new employee, and a personal life that seems to be falling apart at the seams. The last thing she needs is another complication. But when she takes in a gorgeous white golden retriever that was found covered in blood and wandering alone in a national park, the complications have only begun.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • awesome books please keep writing

    • By Kathy Scott on 04-28-16
    • Raine Stockton Dog Mystery Volume 10
    • By: Donna Ball
    • Narrated by: Donna Postel
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Release date: 01-28-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 123 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 11

    • Land of the Free

    • Raine Stockton Dog Mysteries, Book 11
    • By: Donna Ball
    • Narrated by: Donna Postel
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    No one knows the mountains of North Carolina like Raine Stockton and her search and rescue dog, Cisco. When they are called in to search for an elderly man who has wandered away from home, it seems like a routine mission until Raine looks through her binoculars and sees something she wasn't supposed to see. A dead man is very much alive, a felon is walking around free, and Raine is the only person who can testify to the fact. The problem is that no one takes her claims seriously...except the person who wants her dead.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it

    • By Kindle Customer on 08-19-17

    Regular price: $19.95