Cooking With Crimespree:  Kathleen Ernst Nov26

Cooking With Crimespree: Kathleen Ernst

The plot of my latest Chloe Ellefson mystery takes place at Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum in Decorah, Iowa. When considering a murder weapon, I decided to use something fundamentally Norwegian—a lefse pin. Lefse is a round flatbread made with mashed or riced potatoes. Although I’m not of Norwegian descent, I love it—especially served warm with butter, sugar, and cinnamon. Since Heritage of Darkness was published, many people have told me that the cover art, or the lefse pin I take to events, evokes special memories of Mom, Grandma, or church ladies hard at work over the griddle. Other readers heft the pin itself with knowing hands...