Trail of the Dragon

To quote from the jacket copy of the paperback edition:

"Liz Connors can't say exactly why she's gotten herself mixed up in a search for a missing person. But when her former employer Carl DiBenedetto, head of the English Department of a Boston-area college, asks for her help, she can't say no. He's desperate for Liz to find Bonnie Nordgren, a beautiful young teacher who dropped out of sight--still toting the thirty-five hundred dollars she borrowed from Carl.

On a lark, Liz starts checking around...she cleverly follows a smoky road of deceit that leads straight to Bonnie's front door, for an illicit education that needs no advanced degree."

"Susan Kelly writes wittily and well about the Boston-Cambridge area." -- Mystery News

Selected Works

“This book is, quite simply, remarkable journalism and remarkable writing.”
--Robert B. Parker
"Taut with suspense...crackles like a bestselling novel." -- Barry Reed, author of The Verdict
"Susan Kelly's maiden mystery is fresh and free-spirited with lively characters, snappy dialogue...and a suspenseful plot." -- Washington Post
“Spinetingling... noteworthy... brings the horror of being a victim into sharp focus.”
--Publishers Weekly
“Thought-provoking... a gritty, bittersweet story with added depth and dimension.”
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A page-turner with action and suspense." -- SSC Booknews
"A winner for fans of literate, witty mysteries." -- Tony Hillerman
"The Summertime Soldiers has love, sex, and murder and most of all, a heart." -- Boston Herald