Old World Murder
Trying to leave painful memories behind her, Chloe Ellefson is making a fresh start. She's the new collections curator at Old World Wisconsin, an outdoor ethnic museum showcasing 1870s settlement life. On her first day, Chloe meets with an elderly woman who begs her to find a priceless... show more
Trying to leave painful memories behind her, Chloe Ellefson is making a fresh start. She's the new collections curator at Old World Wisconsin, an outdoor ethnic museum showcasing 1870s settlement life. On her first day, Chloe meets with an elderly woman who begs her to find a priceless eighteenth-century Norwegian ale bowl that had been donated to the museum years ago. But before Chloe can find the heirloom and return it to her, the woman dies in a suspicious car crash. Digging up the history and whereabouts of the rare artifact quickly turns dangerous. Chloe discovers that someone is desperately trying to cover up all traces of the bowl's existence—by any means necessary. Assisting Chloe is police officer Roelke McKenna, whose own haunting past compels him to protect her. To catch the covetous killer, Chloe must solve a decades-old puzzle . . . before she becomes a part of history herself. Praise: "Character-driven with mystery aplenty, Old World Murder is a sensational read."—Julia Spencer-Fleming, Anthony and Agatha Award-winning author of I Shall Not Want "In curator Chloe Ellefson, Ernst has created a captivating character with humor, grit, and a tangled history of her own that needs unraveling. Enchanting!"—Sandi Ault, author of the WILD Mystery series and recipient of the Mary Higgins Clark Award
Publish date: October 8th 2010
Publisher: MIDNIGHT INK
Pages no: 325
Edition language: English
, Mystery Thriller
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
, Cozy Mystery
Series: Chloe Ellefson Mystery (#1)
Chloe is trying to get over a bad break up and she is hoping that coming to work as the curator of Old World Wisconsin. On her first day an old lady come to talk to her, but Chloe can't help her. She couldn't just give her back a relic she donated and didn't even know where to begin looking for it. ...
While the general story in this book was very well thought out and executed, I found the main character, Chloe Ellefson, totally unlikeable. As a general rule I don't like reading about characters with heavy depression problems. I've dealt with enough in my own life, first as a kid growing up with...
Way cute. Especially fun for people who are familiar with the area.
This was a good book in spite of the fact that the main character is battling some very weighty issues with depression. I don't normally like my cozy mysteries to be "heavy", but the protag showed enough spunk to keep me reading what was a good, if a bit convoluted, story. I'll read the next one, bu...