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Product Details

  • Series: A Casey Holland Mystery
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: TouchWood Editions (March 6, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1927129060
  • ISBN-13: 978-1927129067
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 5.1 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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About the Author

Debra Purdy Kong has a diploma in criminology and has worked as a security guard. These experiences have assisted her in creating dynamic, realistic works of crime fiction. She is the author of three other novels, including The Opposite of Dark, the first book in the Casey Holland mystery series. Debra is a member of Crime Writers of Canada, and she has published work in several anthologies, including Crossings: An Anthology of Cross Genre Fiction and Internationally Yours: Prize-winning Stories, and in periodicals such as the Vancouver Sun, Moxie Magazine, and BC Parent Magazine.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Betty Gelean on April 26, 2012
Format: Paperback
In this, the second of Casey Holland's escapades, she is once again hard at work on a dangerous assignment as a public transit security cop on Mainland Public Transport, trying to catch a vandal who hurls large rocks at the bus windows as it drives by. What she doesn't know is she will soon be a target for more than a rock. This book by Debra Purdy Kong delves into our misperceptions or preconceptions of others we meet or work with. Casey does not usually fit this mode of prejudging, but senses that for whatever reason, Jasmine simply does not like her and in fact is downright hostile. Worse yet, they have now been paired to work together on this case. When Jasmine is murdered, leaving behind a small son and a violent ex-husband, Casey discovers a Jasmine she never knew. What could have been the cause of such hostility?

The characters set up in the first of the series grow and mature in this second book...at least some do. Now that Casey is responsible for Summer, her ward, she is not too thrilled with being pushed into another investigation. But pushed she is, by another co-worker Marie, self-proclaimed friend of Jasmine who may or may not have an agenda of her own.

The more Casey learns about Jasmine, the more she needs to learn in order to solve this case, even after a terrible threat to Summer if she doesn't stop investigating. As usual, there are several possible suspects, but only two really fit into the realm of probability. Of course the police chief doesn't want her "assistance" in the investigation at all, and Casey in all honesty does try to extract herself but keeps being drawn back in by Marie, and finally by Jasmine's mother, who is convinced Casey can solve the crime. When some co-workers come under investigation, hostility reigns supreme.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Samfreene on April 26, 2012
Format: Paperback
Deadly Accusations
Author: Debra Purdy Kong

When can't two headstrong women work together at the same job? When can two women want to rip each other's faces off and not even be in the same room no matter how hard one tries to be a professional and the other is not only unprofessional, comes on to the other woman's boyfriend and acts in a violent manner while trying to protect passengers on a bus. I guess the answer to that will be told in my review of Deadly Accusations by author Debra Purdy Kong.

Jasmine Birch and Casey Holland are both transit cops. Casey is the more experienced of the two and often gets many undercover assignments. When a group of teens begin terrorizing each other and passengers on the M10 bus something has to be done to stop them. The friction between these two women is as shocking and sharp as static electricity. After what should have been a routine run on the bus to try and calm a volatile situation things get out of hand, one young teen gets slapped by Jasmine and Casey takes the lead but there is much more to come.

Casey is the legal guardian of a teen named Summer who adds to the story and the suspense. When Summer is having too much fun one evening and Casey is out on the M6 Line hoping to stop the rock thrower from breaking any more windows on the bus, a phone call about Summer interrupts her train of thought and slows her pursuit of the perpetrator resulting in more insults about her being not the right person for the job from the bus driver who does not seem able to do anything but criticize her and defend Jasmine for her poor conduct. Just why is everyone so bent on Jasmine and what about her makes the mechanic, the bus driver and even Lou, her boyfriend so defensive of her?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Julie H. Ferguson on March 22, 2012
Format: Paperback
Purdy Kong does it to me again! I have lost a lot of sleep over the past two nights reading the second in her Casey Holland mystery series. No, not from bad dreams, but from reading until the wee hours. I couldn't put "Deadly Accusations" down.
One of Casey's co-workers is murdered and the staff of Mainland Public Transit in Vancouver are in an uproar, suspecting and accusing each other. The situation escalates, Casey is drawn into the investigation and nasty threats are made to her and her ward, Summer. (I'm saying no more!)
"Deadly Accusations" is a fast-moving, tense, and well-crafted mystery, every page of which will have readers turning to the next.
Highly recommended for all lovers of good mysteries.
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Format: Kindle Edition
Casey Holland is back in the second installment of the transit cop mysteries, this time as a reluctant investigator into the death of her co-worker. Jasmine wasn't exactly fun to work with; she showered too much attention on Casey's boyfriend Lou, refused to even speak to Casey, and seemed to have every man at Mainland Public Transport lusting after her.

With several of her co-workers suspect, Casey tries to distance herself from the investigation, but is drawn in when she uncovers a few of the single mother's dark secrets. Casey gets caught in the crossfire as she becomes the killer's next target. Deadly Accusations is a suspenseful page-turner guaranteed to keep you up at night!
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