Debra Purdy Kong

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I've been writing and publishing mystery novels, short stories, personal essays, and articles for over 30 years.

Both books in my Alex Bellamy series, TAXED TO DEATH (now out of print) and FATAL ENCRYPTION center around white-collar crime and take place in Vancouver, British Columbia.

My newer series features transit security cop, Casey Holland. THE OPPOSITE OF DARK was originally released in 2011, followed by DEADLY ACCUSATIONS, BENEATH THE BLEAK NEW MOON, THE DEEP END, KNOCK KNOCK, and most recently THE BLADE MAN.

I've also published two humorous novellas, DEAD MAN FLOATING and A TOXIC CRAFT featuring campus security guard Evan Dunstan. They're currently out of print as well, but I hope to re-release them in the near future.

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Celebrating Jacqui Murray’s New Release!

I’m delighted to announce that prehistoric fiction author, Jacqui Murray has just released the second book in her Dawn of Humanity series, Laws of Nature. Jacqui writes about time periods that few authors tackle, and she does it beautifully. Have a look at today’s quick Q & A for insights on the time period Jacqui explores:

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The Opposite of Dark (Casey...

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Fatal Encryption

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Taxed to death

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Deadly Accusations (Casey H...

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message 8: by Debra

Debra You're very welcome!


message 7: by Debra

Debra Rai wrote: "Congratulations on your new release, Deadly Accusations, Debra!

Wishing you continued great success! :)

~Rai"


Thanks, Rai. It's going to be an interesting couple of months with all of the promotion to do!


message 6: by Rai

Rai Congratulations on your new release, Deadly Accusations, Debra!

Wishing you continued great success! :)

~Rai


Penelope Marzec Thanks for adding me as a friend!


message 4: by Debra

Debra Hi Christine, good to hear from you. In July, I donated ten books to the Books for Prisoners program. I'm going to send more to another program this fall. Thanks for this incredibly great organization. It's wonderful to be a part of it.

All the best,
Debra



Christine Hi Debra,just dropping by for a visit. http://www.shadowforestauthors.com
Don't forget to check out the SFA group here on goodreads. Have a great week.
Blessing CJ



message 2: by Debra

Debra Thanks, Christine, and I wish you a great week too!

Debra



message 1: by Debra

Debra Thank you for your kind comment about my website, Jeannie. I try to keep things friendly and simple, which about sums up my life :)

Hope to talk to you soon!



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