Wisconsin author Kathleen Ernst presented a wonderful Chloe Ellefson program at the Eagle Municipal Building on the night of April 10. She has written Old World Murder and The Heirloom Murders. Both books have Eagle ties. Book 3, The Light Keeper's Legacy, will be released in October. Chloe will head off on a temporary work assignment in Door County to consult on restoring the stately 1858 lighthouse located in beautiful Rock Island State Park.
Rock Island is remote, nearly deserted when she goes in September, and the cold Lake Michigan waters can very quickly turn dangerous. Those who have read Heirloom Murders know that Roelke thinks this trip is a bad idea -- and that's before he finds out about the handsome Deputy Sheriff up there who sets his sights on Chloe. It all happens on the far side of the watery passage called Death's Door.
Kathleen Ernst will be part of a rare, before-hours/behind the scenes tour of Old World Wisconsin along with Curator of Research, Marty Perkins. They will lead visitors on an exclusive guided tour through the museum's buildings where key scenes from her first two books take place. The inaugural tour will be held on June 10 and repeated just once on August 12. Prior registration is required, attendance is limited, and all proceeds will go to support Old World Wisconsin. Cost of $25/person includes museum admission. Please call 262-594-6300 for additional information.
Photo: Wisconsin author Kathleen Ernst being welcomed by Alli Chase, Library Director of the Alice Baker Memorial Public Library in Eagle, WI. Courtesy of Scott Meeker.