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Kathleen Ernst


USA flag (b.1959)

Kathleen Ernst is an award-winning and bestselling author, educator, and social historian. She has published over thirty novels and two nonfiction books. Her books for young readers include the Caroline Abbott series for American Girl. Honors for her children's mysteries include Edgar and Agatha Award nominations. Kathleen worked as an Interpreter and Curator of Interpretation and Collections at Old World Wisconsin, and her time at the historic site served as inspiration for the Chloe Ellefson mysteries. The Heirloom Murders won the Anne Powers Fiction Book Award from the Council for Wisconsin Writers, and The Light Keeper's Legacy won the Lovey Award for Best Traditional Mystery from Love Is Murder. Ernst served as project director/scriptwriter for several instructional television series, one of which earned her an Emmy Award.
 

Genres: Children's Fiction, Cozy Mystery
 
Series
Chloe Ellefson Mystery
   1. Old World Murder (2010)
   2. The Heirloom Murders (2011)
   3. The Lightkeeper's Legacy (2012)
   4. Heritage of Darkness (2013)
   5. Tradition of Deceit (2014)
   6. Death on the Prairie (2015)
   7. A Memory of Muskets (2016)
   8. Mining for Justice (2017)
   9. The Lacemaker's Secret (2018)
   10. Fiddling with Fate (2019)
   11. The Weaver's Revenge (2021)
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American Girls : Caroline
   1. Meet Caroline (2012)
   2. Caroline's Secret Message (2012)
   3. A Surprise for Caroline (2012)
   4. Caroline Takes a Chance (2012)
   5. Caroline's Battle (2012)
   Caroline's Boxed Set (2012)
   6. Changes for Caroline (2012)
   7. Traitor in the Shipyard (2013)
   Catch the Wind (2014)
   Facing the Enemy (2014)
   The Smuggler's Secrets (2015)
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Novels
   Highland Fling (2006)
   Hearts of Stone (2006)
   Captain of the Ship (2014)
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Non fiction show
 
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