The Porter Cassel Mystery Series

A unique murder mystery series based on forest fires and the crimes they conceal.

Hi there.
My name is Dave Hugelschaffer.

Why panic now when you can panic later.

A little about me.

I'm a  country boy at heart, an explorer, a lover of wild spaces. I love a good story and am always looking for a fresh perspective through quirky fallible characters, vivid outdoor settings, and unusual situations. 

The series has been described as a 'CSI for forest rangers' and is currently the only wildfire murder mystery series.  When you pick up one of the books you enter a new world.


'Well worth the read.'   Globe & Mail
'Simmers with tension and urgency.'   Quill & Quire
'A popping, crackling mystery series.'  Calgary Herald
'Taut and heart-racing'   The Hamilton Spectator
'Just knocked out most of the Top 10 suspense-thriller heavyweights.' Winnipeg Free Press