the Long Road Home
Wagner Mystery #3
Devastated by the loss of her grandparents and
the desertion of her girlfriend, Loni Wagner accepts a job
offer and moves from Arizona to a coastal town in Oregon.
As a police lieutenant with a small crew of detectives and
a dispatcher, her days are routine and comfortable, that is,
until her first lover, Jenna, reappears in her life. Loni
and Jenna had spent two beautiful years together at Lewis
and Clark College studying pre-law until one day Jenna left,
and Loni never saw her again.
When Loni’s officers arrest Jenna for
murder, Loni is not only shocked and curious, but she feels
compelled to prove her innocent. The two head for a wild time
in a dangerous tsunami of violence and treachery, facing unknown
peril in unexpected places and an elusive someone who wants
Jenna to rot in hell—with Loni beside her.
for Sue's Novel
"Humor in mystery novels
makes me happy, and Sue Hardesty has included plenty of wacky
characters along with the serious ones. Longsuffering Loni
Wagner has to put up with a host of dingbats, but as always,
she manages. You can read this one for fun AND for suspense."
~ Jessie Chandler, author of the Shay O'Hanlon Caper
"I live on the Oregon Coast
and this author captured not only the locale but also the
residents in all their charming, unique, funny and irritating
glory. I found myself thinking 'Wow" on more than one
chapter. While this is the 3rd in the series there is no need
to read them in any particular order to enjoy them all. This
is a highly original story that will leave you gasping at
the antics of all the characters.
~EB Mulligan, Vine Reviewer
"Sue Hardesty is a storyteller
who has a voice true to the characters and settings of her
~Lee Lynch, Award-winning author of many novels, stories,
and collections and long-time writer of "The Amazon Trail"