|Mystery Author, DEBRA PURDY KONG||
Hi, there. You've either stumbled or deliberately delved into the website of a Pacific Northwest writer who's spent most of her adult life studying crime and criminal behaviour.
For more years than I want to admit, I've been working on two separate amateur sleuth mysteries, one featuring public transit security cop Casey Holland; the other featuring former Canada Revenue Agency tax auditor, Alex Bellamy.
I've also published more than one hundred short stories, personal essays, and articles over the years. Some of the pieces are mystery, but I've also written mainstream, humorous, and even a little horror now and then.
I'm a mom, wife, employee, avid reader, and Canucks hockey fan. As someone who studied classical ballet for eight years, I'm still a fan of all kinds of dance.
Assuming that you're as busy as I am with many responsibilities, I've kept this site short and simple. Enjoy!
This spring, I signed a contract with Imajin Books to debut my first mystery novella, Dead Man Floating. Yes, I'm springing security guard Evan Dunstan, his Gran, and his sidekick Sully on the world. It should be a fun ride. The cover will be coming soon!! Here's the back cover blurb:
One wrong decision…
Security guard Evan Dunstan didn’t expect to find a body floating in a campus stream. An empty vodka bottle nearby suggests that the highly despised George Krenn, head of the plumbing department, had drunkenly fallen in. Refusing to let the death of a vile man ruin his romantic plans, Evan decides to leave the body for the next shift to find.
One friend in trouble…
When it’s discovered that Krenn was murdered, Evan has a lot of explaining to do. So does his friend Sully, Krenn’s least favourite student. Evan uses his hacking skills and campus knowledge to keep them both out of jail, but the investigation forces him to question Sully’s innocence.
One mystery to solve…
Uncovering the truth proves to be more than challenging. It may cost Evan his job, his friendship, and his woman. Will Evan find the killer, or will the killer find him first?