Tradition of Deceit (Chloe Ellefson Mystery #5)
Book 5 in the award-winning historical Chloe Ellefson Mystery series
Curator and occasional sleuth Chloe Ellefson is off to Minneapolis to help her friend Ariel with a monumental task. Ariel must write a proposal for a controversial and expensive restoration project: convert an abandoned flour mill, currently used as shelter by homeless people, into a museum. When a dead body is found stuffed into a grain chute, Chloe's attention turns from milling to murder.
Back in Milwaukee, Chloe's love interest Roelke has been slammed with the news that a fellow officer was shot and killed while on duty. Sifting through clues from both past and present, Chloe and Roelke discover dangerous secrets that put their lives--and their trust in each other--at risk.
Ernst keeps getting better with each entry in this fascinating series.--Library Journal
Everybody has secrets in this action-filled cozy.--Publishers Weekly
All in all, a very enjoyable reading experience.--Mystery Scene
A page-turner with a clever surprise ending.--G.M. Malliet, Agatha Award-winning author of The St. Just and Max Tudor Mystery Series
A] haunting tale of two murders...This is more than a mystery. It is a plush journey into cultural time and place.--Jill Florence Lackey, PhD, author of Milwaukee's Old South Side and American Ethnic Practices in the Twenty-First Century
Midnight Ink, 9780738740782, 360pp.
Publication Date: November 8, 2014