The Heirloom Murders

The Heirloom Murders

A Chloe Ellefson Mystery

Book - 2011/09/08
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Chloe Ellefson, a curator for the Old World Wisconsin museum, is drawn into an investigation when a murder victim is discovered at the museum, suspecting that someone is after the historic Eagle Diamond.

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As collections curator for Old World Wisconsin, Chloe Ellefson delights in losing herself in antiques and folk traditions—and forgetting her messy love life. But her peace is destroyed when her ex-boyfriend unexpectedly turns up, followed by a break-in at her friend Dellyn's historic house—a potential treasure trove of priceless antiques. Was the intruder hunting for the missing Eagle Diamond, a legendary gemstone unearthed in 1876?

When a grisly murder takes place on the museum grounds, Chloe is further drawn into a mystery involving a rare variety of Swiss cheese, a nearly extinct heirloom flower...and plain, old-fashioned murderous greed.

Winner of the 2011 Anne Powers Fiction Prize from the Council for Wisconsin Writers.


"Chloe is an appealing character, and Ernst's depiction of work at a living museum lends authenticity and a sense of place to the involving plot."—St. Paul Pioneer Press

"Greed, passion, skill, and luck all figure in this surprise-filled outing."—Publishers Weekly

"Entertainment and edification."—Mystery Scene

"Interesting, well-drawn characters and a complicated plot make this a very satisfying read."—The Mystery Reader

Publisher: Woodbury, Minn. : Midnight Ink, 2011/09/08
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780738727585
Branch Call Number: M ERNST
Characteristics: 349 p


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