Donald J. Hauka is a versatile writer from B.C. His first novel, Mr. Jinnah: Securities, was adapted for television and broadcast on CBC in 2003, earning a nomination for a Gemini award. Hauka's second novel, She Demons, was published in 2010. He lives in New Westminster, B.C.
Mister Jinnah: Securities
Hakeem Jinnah enjoys an ordinary life of working the Vancouver Tribuneâ€™s crime beat, flirting with women, seeking interested investors in a mail-order-bride scheme, and driving around in his satellite-guided Love Machine. But when he and another Tribune reporter begin competing to cover the story of a shady stock promoterâ€™s death, he finds himself embroiled in a murder investigation.
This entertaining and suspenseful debut introduces us to an unforgettable lead character. Mr. Jinnah, a politically incorrect but resourceful reporter, proves to be a wily and relentless investigator. Hindered in his pursuits by the police department, Mr. Jinnah searches out the truth in an increasingly bizarre investigation. Meanwhile, he and his cousin seek their fortune in a scheme to marry Russian peasant women to wealthy Chinese men.
... one of this year's funniest debuts.
... a lighthearted romp through the madcap mayhem of daily journalism.