The Light Keeper’s Legacy by Kathleen Ernst is the third book in the “Chloe Ellefson” mystery series. Publisher: Midnight Ink, October 2012
Past and Present Collide Beyond Death’s Door
Solitude at last! Museum curator Chloe Ellefson leaps at the opportunity to be a consultant for the historic lighthouse restoration project on Rock Island, a state park in Wisconsin’s scenic Door County. Hoping to leave her personal and professional problems at home, Chloe’s tranquility is suddenly spoiled when a dead woman washes ashore. Determined to find answers behind the mystery, Chloe dives into research about the island’s history and discovers the amazing, resilient women who once lived there. But will the link between the past and present turn out to be a beacon of hope or a portent of doom?
I love how the author blends the past and present into a wonderfully written whodunit that captured my attention in this intriguing page-turner that I could not put down. When I open a book by Ms. Ernst, I know that the story is going to take me back to a period long time ago giving me insights in the past on a collision course with the present that will have Chloe searching for clues to a present day crime, and bonus is I get a little history lesson at the same time. This was very enjoyable read with a mystery that was fun to unravel along with Chloe and I look forward to the next book in this terrific series.