Memory of Muskets by Kathleen Ernst


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Memory of Muskets
by Kathleen Ernst

A Memory of Muskets is an engrossing historical mystery that captured my attention from the very beginning and never let go.
~The power of words . . .

The plot is well woven and well developed, excellent historical reconstruction, interesting characters: this is a very enjoyable reading.

Ernst has a rare talent for combining a genuinely compelling mystery with a wonderful history lesson. In this book, I especially appreciated the nods to the German and Scandinavian heritage of the local populations.
~Back Porchervations

Ernst is a strong storyteller…Her love for the place (Old World Wisconsin) and the history shines bright in every one of her stories.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book

This is an amazing book full of historical references and multiple layers.
~Laura’s Interests


A Memory of Muskets (A Chloe Ellefson Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
7th in Series
Midnight Ink (October 8, 2016)
Paperback: 408 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0738745152


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 ideas and proposes staging a mock battle. And when a reenactor is found dead at one of the historic site’s German farms, Chloe’s boyfriend, cop Roelke McKenna, suspects murder.

The more Roelke learns about reenacting, the more he fears that a killer will join the ranks at Chloe’s special event. Then Chloe discovers a disturbing secret about Roelke’s Civil War-era ancestors. Together they struggle to solve crimes past and present . . . before Chloe loses her job and another reenactor loses his life.

Kathleen Ernst

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.

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