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Kathleen Ernst

Kathleen Ernst
Photo by Geri Gerold © Kathleen Ernst

Kathleen Ernst is an award-winning and bestselling author, educator, and social historian. She has published over thirty novels and two nonfiction books.  Her books for young readers include the Caroline Abbott series for American Girl.  Honors for her children's mysteries include Edgar and Agatha Award nominations.  Kathleen worked as an Interpreter and Curator of Interpretation and Collections at Old World Wisconsin, and her time at the historic site served as inspiration for the Chloe Ellefson mysteries.  The Heirloom Murders won the Anne Powers Fiction Book Award from the Council for Wisconsin Writers, and The Light Keeper's Legacy  won the Lovey Award for Best Traditional Mystery from Love Is Murder.  Ernst served as project director/scriptwriter for several instructional television series, one of which earned her an Emmy Award.  She lives in Middleton, Wisconsin.  For more information, visit her online at KathleenErnst.com.

 

 




TITLES BY Kathleen Ernst

Death on the Prairie Death on the Prairie
A Chloe Ellefson Mystery #6
By: Kathleen Ernst
EAN: 9780738744704
Pub Date: October 2015
Price: $14.99
In stock? Yes, ready to ship



Chloe Ellefson and her sister, Kari, have long dreamed of visiting each historic site dedicated to Laura Ingalls Wilder. When Chloe takes custody of a quilt once owned by the beloved author, the ...
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Heritage of Darkness Heritage of Darkness
A Chloe Ellefson Mystery #4
By: Kathleen Ernst
EAN: 9780738736983
Pub Date: October 2013
Price: $14.99
In stock? Yes, ready to ship



Dark Secrets Hidden in Norwegian Traditions For curator Chloe Ellefson, a family bonding trip to Decorah, Iowa, for rosemaling classes seems like a great idea—until the drive begins. ...
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The Light Keeper's Legacy The Light Keeper's Legacy
A Chloe Ellefson Mystery #3
By: Kathleen Ernst
EAN: 9780738733074
Pub Date: October 2012
Price: $14.99
In stock? Yes, ready to ship



Past and Present Collide Beyond Death’s Door  Solitude at last! Museum curator Chloe Ellefson leaps at the opportunity to be a consultant for the historic lighthouse restoration project on ...
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A Memory of Muskets A Memory of Muskets
A Chloe Ellefson Mystery #7
By: Kathleen Ernst
EAN: 9780738745152
Pub Date: October 2016
Price: $14.99
In stock? Yes, ready to ship



Curator Chloe Ellefson is happily planning to spotlight home-front challenges and German immigrants at Old World Wisconsin’s first Civil War reenactment, but her overbearing boss scorns her ...
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Mining for Justice Mining for Justice
A Chloe Ellefson Mystery #8
By: Kathleen Ernst
EAN: 9780738753348
Pub Date: October 2017
Price: $15.99
Available: October 2017, you may pre-order this product and we will ship it when copies are available.



Chloe Ellefson is excited to be learning about Wisconsin's Cornish immigrants and mining history while on temporary assignment at Pendarvis, a historic site in charming Mineral Point. But when her ...
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Old World Murder Old World Murder
A Chloe Ellefson Mystery #1
By: Kathleen Ernst
EAN: 9780738720876
Pub Date: October 2010
Price: $14.95
In stock? Yes, ready to ship



Trying to leave painful memories behind her, Chloe Ellefson is making a fresh start. She's the new collections curator at Old World Wisconsin, an outdoor ethnic museum showcasing 1870s settlement ...
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The Heirloom Murders The Heirloom Murders
A Chloe Ellefson Mystery #2
By: Kathleen Ernst
EAN: 9780738727585
Pub Date: September 2011
Price: $14.95
In stock? Yes, ready to ship



As collections curator for Old World Wisconsin, Chloe Ellefson delights in losing herself in antiques and folk traditions—and forgetting her messy love life. But her peace is destroyed when her ...
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Tradition of Deceit Tradition of Deceit
A Chloe Ellefson Mystery #5
By: Kathleen Ernst
EAN: 9780738740782
Pub Date: November 2014
Price: $14.99
In stock? Yes, ready to ship



Book 5 in the award-winning historical Chloe Ellefson Mystery series Curator and occasional sleuth Chloe Ellefson is off to Minneapolis to help her friend Ariel with a monumental task. Ariel must ...
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