Chloe 10 Sneak Peek!

I was planning to wait a bit before sharing a sneak peek at the 10th Chloe Ellefson Mystery. But word is starting to leak out, and I want faithful readers to be in the know.  

Chloe and Roelke are going to Norway!


Here’s the story synopsis:

Chloe has a devil of a time unraveling the mysteries of Norway’s fiddle and dance traditions

After her mother’s unexpected death, curator Chloe Ellefson discovers hidden antiques that hint at family secrets. Determined to find answers, Chloe accepts a consultant job in Norway, her ancestors’ homeland. She’s thrilled with the opportunity to explore Hardanger fiddle and dance traditions . . . and her own heritage.

Once their plane lands, however, Chloe and her fiancé, cop Roelke McKenna, encounter only disharmony. Chloe’s research reveals strong women and the importance of fiddle music in their lives. But folklore warns against “the devil’s instrument” and old evils may yet linger among the fjords and mountains. As Chloe fine-tunes her search for the truth, a killer’s desire to stop her builds to a deadly crescendo.

The book will be published by Midnight Ink in trade paperback and electronic versions on September 8, 2019. I’ll share more details in the new year!


42 Responses to “Chloe 10 Sneak Peek!”

  1. Kathleen Says:

    Awesome! Love the picture, you must be taken right back there whenever you look at it. Story sounds very intriguing!

  2. Pat Says:

    And of course, you must travel there…for real, right? Can’t wait for #10!

  3. Donna Says:

    WOW! How exciting! Beautiful photo! It must’ve been a fabulous journey!

  4. Ruth Says:

    We will be waiting…………….

  5. donamaekutska7Donamae Says:

    Just in time for my birthday, I’ll be waiting.

  6. Tess Mulrooney Says:

    We’re considering a return trip to Norway. Would love to know more about what area, but perhaps Hardanger simply tells me Bergen.

    I’m sorry to read that Chloe’s mom has to die so young, but you have a way of making me accept almost anything.

  7. Ruth Mastron Says:

    So exciting! Please make sure they visit the Folk Museum and the Viking Ship Museum!

  8. Lois Scorgie Says:

    It’s Christmas! Traditions and food come from the Norwegian half of my heritage! Can’t wait for the book!

  9. Karen Ruppei Says:

    I love her books. It is going to be hard to wait for the next book. Thank you for a wonderful birthday present. September 8th is a great day to release a new book.Karen

  10. Kate Martinson Says:

    This is going to be a great book! How clever to bring so many plot and setting ideas of this series together in a creative way. Can’t wait to get my hands on it.

  11. Rachel Cooperman Says:

    Thank you for sharing! Look forward to reading it. (I hate the wait though… 💖😘) Rachel

  12. Lindsey Hulstrom Says:

    I’m taking note of your plans. Sounds like your next book has fine tunes already. Will there be a new character named “Melody”?
    😉 Thanks! Lindsey

  13. Carol Says:

    A new Chloe book to look forward to in 2019!
    Wishes to you & your familyfor a wonderful holiday & all the best in the new year. 🤗

  14. Duane Kittleson Says:

    It appears you may want to make another appearance at our Son’s of Norway meeting in Mt. Horeb when the book is available. I have read all Chloe mysteries so it will difficult to wait until September.

  15. Shirley Toomey Says:

    This is so exciting! I’m entirely captivated by this series and look forward to re-reading those I have while waiting for this new book!

    Thank you so much.

    • Kathleen Ernst Says:

      Hi Shirley – I’m so happy to hear that you’re enjoying the series. I love writing these books! What could be more fun than spending a year immersed in interesting places and stories?

  16. storysharerlaundrie Says:

    Reblogged this on storysharerlaundrie and commented:
    Norway! I can’t wait for this one!!!!

  17. Susan Apps-Bodilly Says:

    Hello Kathleen! I can’t wait to read this one, set in Norway! A visit there is on my travel bucket list as my maternal grandparent’s family is from Norway. I’m so happy to hear that Chloe and Roelke are engaged! Will they get married in Norway?? 🙂

  18. Jean Durler Says:

    Can’t wait for #10 to come out. Best series ever

  19. Nicole Says:

    Hi Kathleen. Where or how will you publish post midnight ink?

    • Kathleen Ernst Says:

      Hi Nicole – Thanks for asking. I do hope to find a new home for the series after book 10. Nothing is concrete yet, but if/when I get a firm commitment, I will share the news immediately!

  20. Jill Nisbet Says:

    I always try to guess the location of the next mystery. I could not have guessed Norway! I really look forward to when the next cover art is released too. They are beautiful.

    • Kathleen Ernst Says:

      Hi Jill – I still intend to keep the series set primarily in Wisconsin and neighboring states, but it made sense for the plot to do this one. (Tough gig, I know.) I don’t have the final cover art yet, but when I do, I’ll share it!

  21. Janice Lorentz Says:

    Looking forward to your next book. Absolutely loved The Lacemaker. I am planning a trip to Door County for 2019 and want to include a driving tour of the places in the book and road side chapels. It is a compelling book. The best.

    • Kathleen Ernst Says:

      Janice, I’m so pleased to hear that you consider Lacemaker the best! I never know when I start a project how it will turn out, or how it will be received, so I really appreciate that. If you’re able to visit the Belgian Heritage Center when they’re open, you can pick up a brochure about the chapels so you know where to look. I discovered that I’d driven by a couple of them many times without realizing what I was seeing. When the time comes, I’d love to hear how the trip goes!

  22. Lynn Corroy Says:

    How inspiring it must have been for you to be in Norway with all those fijords while writing about Chloe’s heritage! Absolutely beautiful photo…

  23. Diana Haustowich Says:

    Looking forward to #10, and am glad they finally got engaged. Beautiful picture. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! Diana

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