Books by Kathleen Ernst

DEATH ON THE PRAIRIE by Kathleen Ernst
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2015

"This sixth adventure for Chloe (Tradition of Deceit, 2014, etc.) is a real treat for Little House fans, a fine mystery supplemented by fascinating information on the life and times of Laura Ingalls Wilder."
Two sisters take a road trip that will change their lives. Read full book review >
TRADITION OF DECEIT by Kathleen Ernst
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Nov. 8, 2014

"The latest case for Chloe (Heritage of Darkness, 2013, etc.) provides informative historical facts, two good mysteries, and the trials and tribulations of a difficult relationship."
A police officer and a museum curator each try to solve a separate murder case while maintaining their romantic relationship. Read full book review >
HERITAGE OF DARKNESS by Kathleen Ernst
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"Chloe's fourth (The Light Keeper's Legacy, 2012, etc.) provides a little mystery, a little romance and a little more information about Norwegian folk art and tales."
Murder is the latest exhibit in a Norwegian folk-art museum. Read full book review >
THE LIGHT KEEPER'S LEGACY by Kathleen Ernst
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Oct. 8, 2012

"Chloe's third (The Heirloom Murders, 2011, etc.) combines a good mystery with some interesting historical information on a niche subject."
A curator is happy to be loaned out to investigate an old lighthouse, until her trip turns from a treat into a nightmare. Read full book review >
THE HEIRLOOM MURDERS by Kathleen Ernst
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Complex characterization and a stronger mystery make Ernst's second more likely to appeal to a broader audience than her debut, which got by largely on interesting historical tidbits still happily in evidence here."
A curator and a cop team up to solve a murder. Read full book review >
OLD WORLD MURDER by Kathleen Ernst
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A gentle puzzler best appreciated by amateur genealogists and folk artists. The slow pace will bore most others."
Ernst, a veteran of YA fiction, introduces her first adult heroine in this cozy, small-town mystery. Read full book review >
HEARTS OF STONE by Kathleen Ernst
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Historical details never overwhelm the story, and readers will be hooked from the start. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Before he leaves to join the Union army, Hannah Cameron's father tells her, "You may look like a girl, but I know you too well. Read full book review >
HIGHLAND FLING by Kathleen Ernst
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2006

"Readers will wish that she and Miguel had at least gotten to the kissing part, however. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Tanya MacDonald Zeshonski is 15, and divorce has led her mom to move to North Carolina from the Wisconsin Tanya loved. Read full book review >
BETRAYAL AT CROSS CREEK by Kathleen Ernst
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2004

"Still, a grand read and an important addition for this age group about the Revolutionary War. (Historical fiction. 8-14)"
The American Revolution smolders in the North Carolina hills in 1775; for the thousands of recently immigrated Scots settlers, choosing sides is very difficult. Read full book review >