ISBN # 0-9699211-0-1
     Trade Paperback – 220 pages,
     $13.95 (Cdn.) plus $4.00 shipping and handling
     Available from:
                              Debra Purdy Kong
                              1926 Como Lake Avenue, #213
                              Coquitlam BC
                              Canada V3J 7X8

    Police, lawyers, federal agents, politicians…the stuff of mystery novels. But when money is stolen from individuals and businesses through fraud, who better to find the villains than the number crunchers, and when fraud turns to murder, how does a chartered accountant cope? TAXED TO DEATH immerses readers in the meticulous world of government tax auditor, Alex Bellamy. Alex’s dreams of adventure become all too real when, during a field audit, he finds evidence of fraud involving someone inside Canada Revenue Agency itself.

    When Alex’s colleague is murdered during the investigation, Alex is forced to turn to Jillian Scott for help; a lady he’s never met, and who has her own frightening reasons for refusing to cooperate. Soon, Jillian’s fears and Alex’s search for a killer embroil them in a bizarre and disturbing nightmare that not everyone will survive.


“It’s a very creditable effort and Kong is a welcome addition to the growing ranks of crime writers populating Canada’s West coast.” David Skene-Melvn, Mystery Scene

“Once I picked it up I couldn’t put it down until I was done”. George Robertson, Beyond Numbers

“TAXED TO DEATH is a superb mystery of plot twists and turns. A masterpiece of suspensefufl storytelling.” Jim Cox, Midwest Review

“Purdy Kong does not hold back from taking a look into people’s interior and private lives and that’s a quality which will take her far. Her writing is clean, capable, even poetic. Purdy Kong has found her voice.” Edgar award winner, G.Miki Hayden, author of Writing the Mystery.