Search Results: "Kathleen Ernst"


BOOK REVIEW

THE HEIRLOOM MURDERS by Kathleen Ernst
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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HERITAGE OF DARKNESS by Kathleen Ernst
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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OLD WORLD MURDER by Kathleen Ernst
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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MINING FOR JUSTICE  by Kathleen Ernst
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2017

"The eighth in the series contrasts the difficult life of Wisconsin's Cornish miners with the heroine's burgeoning romance, highlighting both her researching skills and her unusual feel for the past."
A curator takes on a temporary assignment in a new town. Read full book review >

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HIGHLAND FLING by Kathleen Ernst
CHILDREN'S
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 >

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A MEMORY OF MUSKETS by Kathleen Ernst
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2016

"Veteran Ernst (Death on the Prairie, 2015, etc.) provides a new perspective on the Civil War woven together with a compelling mystery."
The strange atmosphere in an old cabin almost ruins a relationship. Read full book review >

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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 >

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HEARTS OF STONE by Kathleen Ernst
CHILDREN'S
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 >

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TRADITION OF DECEIT by Kathleen Ernst
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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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 >

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THE LIGHT KEEPER'S LEGACY by Kathleen Ernst
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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HANNAH MAE O’HANNIGAN’S WILD WEST SHOW by Lisa Ernst
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2003

"Hannah Mae's exploit is sure to corral plenty of little dogies with their own dreams of saddling up. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A born cowgirl saves her uncle's ranch from an unusual menace in this cheery oater. Read full book review >