Old World Murder (A Chloe Ellefson Mystery) by Kathleen Ernst

By Kathleen Ernst

Trying to go away painful stories at the back of her, Chloe Ellefson is creating a clean commence. She's the recent collections curator at previous international Wisconsin, an out of doors ethnic museum showcasing 1870s payment lifestyles. On her first day, Chloe meets with an aged lady who begs her to discover a important eighteenth-century Norwegian ale bowl that were donated to the museum years in the past. yet prior to Chloe can locate the heirloom and go back it to her, the lady dies in a suspicious motor vehicle crash.

Digging up the heritage and whereabouts of the infrequent artifact quick turns harmful. Chloe discovers that somebody is desperately attempting to disguise up all strains of the bowl's existence―by any capacity beneficial. aiding Chloe is police officer Roelke McKenna, whose personal haunting previous compels him to guard her. To seize the covetous killer, Chloe needs to clear up a decades-old puzzle . . . ahead of she turns into part of background herself.


"Clever plot twists and credible characters make this a much from humdrum cozy."―Publishers Weekly

"This sequence debut through an writer of kid's mysteries rolls out properly for readers who like a comfortable with a dab of old lore. Jeanne M. Dams lovers will just like the ethnic background."―Library Journal

"Information on tips to behavior ancient learn, heritage on Norwegian tradition, and information about working an out of doors museum body the attractive tale of a girl devastated by way of a failed romantic courting whose sleuthing is helping her heal."Booklist

"Old global Murder is most powerful in its captivating neighborhood colour and real love for Wisconsin’s rolling hills, pastures, and woodlands...a pleasant distraction for a night or two."New York magazine of Books

"A wonderfully-woven story that winds out and in of recent and ancient Wisconsin with lots of mysteries―both prior and current. In curator Chloe Ellefson, Ernst has created an enthralling personality with humor, grit, and a tangled historical past of her personal that wishes unraveling. Enchanting!"Sandi Ault, writer of the WILD secret sequence and recipient of the Mary Higgins Clark Award

"Propulsive and beautifully written, this primary access in a dynamite new sequence from entire writer Kathleen Ernst seamlessly melds the 1980's and the nineteenth century. Character-driven, with secret aplenty, Old global Murder is a sensational learn. imagine Sue Grafton meets Earlene Fowler, with a touch of Elizabeth Peters."―Julia Spencer-Fleming, Anthony and Agatha Award-winning writer of I Shall no longer wish and One used to be A Soldier

"Museum masterpiece."Rosebud publication Reviews

"A actual find...5 stars."Once Upon a Romance

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Starting with … she consulted her map … St. Peter’s Church. She mounted the steps and, feeling important, used her new master key on the lock. Once inside she paused, letting impressions of the place come. St. Peter’s Church offered nothing too striking. Good. Next, she took a quick curatorial survey: plain wooden pews, a pump organ, painted stations of the cross hanging on the walls. Most of the window panes were thick and distorted—original, amazingly enough. The altar cloth needed cleaning, and she scrawled a note on her pad.

After several moments of agonized burbles and clanks, a dribble of rust-colored water reluctantly emerged. She used the tap water and a few paper towels to wipe down the yellow Formica table and two wooden folding chairs. She jumped when a phone rang. She hadn’t known she had a phone in here. By the fifth ring she’d located the ancient rotary-dialed monster—an artifact in its own right—behind a stack of black notebooks. “Chloe? Listen, are you expecting a Mrs. Lundquist? ” Chloe mentally fast-forwarded through a filmstrip of her morning.

He was putting his clipboard aside when the dispatcher called his ID. “George 220. ” An accident. Roelke snatched up the radio. “I’m three minutes from S. ” He turned on siren and flashers and headed west, cutting through the swath of the state forest that bordered Eagle. As he turned left on County Highway S he took several deep breaths, steeling himself for … whatever. When the cruiser crested the final hill on County S, Roelke saw a white Buick, flipped and crumpled against a massive oak. A thin blonde woman was on her knees by the broken passenger-side window.

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