I’m delighted to announce that my third Casey Holland mystery, Beneath the Bleak New Moon, will be released on September 17th. My publisher, TouchWood Editions is offering ten advanced review copies on Goodreads until August 20, which you can enter to win at http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/57933-beneath-the-bleak-new-moon
Here’s the blurb:
While transit security officer, Casey Holland, is dealing with an unruly pair o
f teenage twin girls on the M7 bus, the unthinkable
happens. Street racers hit a jogger crossing an intersection on Granville
Street, a major Vancouver thoroughfare. Casey tries to save the jogger’s life, but
fails. Days later, a second hit-and-run on the same street outrages her,
especially when witnesses insist the victims were deliberately run down.
Young journalist, Danielle Carpenter, is determined to find the person who’s killing people for sport and asks for Casey’s help. Casey’s reluctant, until the twins reveal more about street racers then they should know. Helping Danielle isn’t easy. She’s not only reckless but on a vendetta. When Danielle goes missing and a racer is murdered, Casey’s compelled to step up the search for answers while trying to balance a demanding professional and personal life.
The third installment in
Debra Purdy Kong’s
transit security mysteries takes readers on a wild ride that will leave them
breathless and wanting more.
And on a personal note:
Street racing has been a problematic issue for Vancouverites for quite some time. My interest in this topic began with a news story a number of years ago about a woman who was struck and killed by street racers while she was going for a walk. It took a long time for two street racers to be brought to trial and sentenced. During those years, more people were killed or injured through street racing.
As I began research for this book, I soon discovered that the problem occurs in nearly every city in North America and is still happening as I write this. I’m very fortunate that none of my friends or family have been hit by street racers. I wish the same for you.