Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Book Review/Giveaway-Mining for Justice by Kathleen Ernst

About the book (provided by Great Escapes Tours)
Chloe Ellefson is excited to be learning about Wisconsin’s Cornish immigrants and mining history while on temporary assignment at Pendarvis, a historic site in charming Mineral Point. But when her boyfriend, police officer Roelke McKenna, discovers long-buried human remains in the root cellar of an old Cornish cottage, Chloe reluctantly agrees to mine the historical record for answers.
She soon finds herself in the center of a heated and deadly controversy that threatens to close Pendarvis. While struggling to help the historic site, Chloe must unearth dark secrets, past and present . . . before a killer comes to bury her.
And others are saying
Have no fear as this author weaves a masterful tale. She never drops the ball. Being in Wisconsin I am naturally drawn to the series but anyone who appreciates history and a well written mystery will not want to miss Kathleen’s books.
~Laura’s Interests
This is one of my favorite cozy mystery series. I love that the author mixes history in her mysteries and that you can learn while reading a fun book.
~A. Holland Reads
Wow, this book grabbed my historian heart and held my sleuthing mind to the last page.
~Bibliophile Reviews
Mining for Justice is an outstanding story in an equally outstanding series, one that has quickly become a favorite of mine.  
~ The Power of Words

And I thought
Although I wasn't intrigued by the cover once I opened the book and begin reading I was intrigued and the pages just kept turning almost on their own.  

Admittedly I am a cover junkie.  If the cover doesn't 'get me' I am 
not likely to pick up the book.  

In this case.  I can't judge a book by it's cover.

Reader be warned  being a cover junkie could be your undoing. 

I have to thank Lori at Great Escapes Tours for introducing me to Kathleen Ernst and the  Chloe Ellefson Series.  

I enjoyed Chloe.  Being a bit of a reluctant sleuth I could relate to her.  

I have not read a book like this before.  Chloe is a historian that seems unable not to step into a bit of drama, crime and dead bodies. Mostly old dead bodies that open up cans of worms that 
bring the past to the present.  

Mining for Justice is and the series takes the reader into a history lesson while weaving a story that not only captivates but fascinates the reader into learning more about history and olden times.  

Also included at the end of the book is a glossary of Cornish words and historical photos.

The authors website is as intriguing as the books in the series. 
I recommend visiting her website.  Click here

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The series
Kathleen Ernst, A Memory of Muskets book  Kathleen Ernst, Death on the Prairie book Kathleen Ernst, Tradition of Deceit book Kathleen Ernst, Heritage of Darkness book   Kathleen Ernst, The Light Keeper's Legacy book

Kathleen Ernst, The Heirloom Murders book Kathleen Ernst, Old World Murder book
Visit the authors site to learn about the series.  Click here

Visit the tour
To read more reviews,  guest posts, author and character interviews visit the Great Escapes Tours click here


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  1. PS - I was a huge Trixie Belden fan as well.

  2. I entered but didn't to do them all. Got knocked off. Love all the websites.
    I have to look at the library for the books.