Sunday, October 11, 2015

Blog Tour: Death on the Prairie by Kathleen Ernst

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DeathOnThePrairieCoverWebDeath on the Prairie
(A Chloe Ellefson Mystery)

6th in Series
Cozy Mystery
Paperback: 360 pages
Publisher: Midnight Ink (October 8, 2015)
ISBN-13: 978-0738744704

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 ErnstKathleen 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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My review: Death on the Prairie by Kathleen Ernst


Either this book is set in a earlier times or is a reprint.  I noticed when Chole talks about gas going over a dollar.  Plus they are always on  pay phones no mention of cell phones.

Chole Ellefson is the main character.   She is asked to find out about a quilt of her parents neighbor has inherited.  To also decide where the quilt should go after her death.  It is supposed to be Laura Ingails family.

Chole is supposed to give a talk at one of the stops of a tour talking about Laura.  Chole and her sister loved the books growing up.  So Chole invites her sister Kari to go on tour with her. Kari is facing some family problems of her own and jumps at the chance.

Chole's boyfriend Roelke is back at home deciding some big questions himself which could make a difference to Chole.  He is a policeman.

Boy is there a lot I did not know about Laura Ingails Wilder and her books.  This 
sixth book in the Chole Ellefson mystery takes place on a tour following the different sites Laura Ingails lived.

There is lots of problems surrounding the tour.  deaths, thefts, abuse something happens at each stop.

This is the first book that I have read of Kathleen Ernst.  I would not mind reading more of her work.  I also feel like going back and rereading Little House on the Prairie.

I was given this ebook to read by Net Galley and Midnight Ink.  In return I agreed to give a honest review and be part of its blog tour.

Purchase Links:

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
October 22 – LibriAmoriMiei – Review, Giveaway

1 comment:

holdenj said...

I am looking forward to this new adventure with Chloe! I loved reading all of the Laura books!