Death on the Prairie
by Kathleen Ernst
Chloe and her sister Kari reminded me of my relationship with my sister, the two of us actually being a Laura and Mary pair…I was fascinated by the extra information about the Ingalls’ family and being able to say “I knew that!”
The characters are well-developed and the pace is steady… lovers of Little House on the Prairie will enjoy this book.
~Christa Reads and Writes
…all the Laura lore was fascinating! I loved the details about the historical sites, the quilt, and the Laura Ingalls Wilder quotes that started each chapter.
~View from the Birdhouse
That’s why I love, love, LOVE it when historical fiction like Death on the Prairie comes along. And Ms. Ernst gives us a double historical whammy. The book is set in 1983 (good gravy, I was already in my 20s by then), and reflects back 100 years further to what I will dub the “Laura Years”.
The mystery was great and this was a fast paced book.
~Melina’s Book Blog
It ‘s a novel mysterious, adventurous, unpredictable until the end.
Death on the Prairie
(A Chloe Ellefson Mystery)
6th in Series
Paperback: 360 pages
Publisher: Midnight Ink (October 8, 2015)
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 sisters set out on the trip of a lifetime, hoping to prove that Wilder stitched it herself.
But death strikes as the journey begins, and trouble stalks their fellow travelers. Among the “Little House” devotees are academic critics, greedy collectors, and obsessive fans. Kari is distracted by family problems, and unexpected news from Chloe’s boyfriend jeopardizes her own future. As the sisters travel deeper into Wilder territory, Chloe races to discover the truth about a precious artifact—and her own heart—before a killer can strike again.
About The Author –
Kathleen Ernst is a former museum curator who remains passionate about history! In addition to the Chloe Ellefson Historic Sites series, she has written many books for American Girl, including nine about the historical character she created, Caroline Abbott. Over 1.5 million copies of Kathleen’s 33 titles have been sold. The Chloe series has earned a LOVEY Award for Best Traditional Mystery, and several of her mysteries for young readers have been finalists for Edgar or Agatha awards.
October 9 – Laura’s Interests – Review, Giveaway
October 10 – Christa Reads and Writes – Review
October 11 – StoreyBook Reviews – Guest Post, Giveaway
October 12 – readalot – Review
October 13 – Tea and A Book – Review, Interview
October 14 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! – Spotlight, Giveaway
October 15 – Omnimystery News – Guest Post
October 16 – View from the Birdhouse – Review, Giveaway
October 17 – Lori’s Reading Corner – Guest Post
October 18 – Frankie Bow’s Blog – Spotlight
October 19 – Back Porchervations – Review
October 20 – Melina’s Book Blog – Review, Interview, Giveaway
October 21 – Book Splurge – Review
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