Jennifer S. Alderson

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4 stars: "Intense and well written story...highly recommended and Alderson just found herself a new fan." - author Amy Shannon, Amy's Bookshelf Reviews

4 stars:The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery had me excited from the get-go... The novel provides thoughtful, engaging reading that keeps you eagerly following past events and present predicaments... The Lover's Portrait creates both respect and delight.” - Goodreads early reviewer Reading Fury

The Lover's Portrait: Art Art Mystery 

One painting, two claimants, three murders


The Lover's Portrait

When a homosexual Dutch art dealer hides the stock from his gallery – rather than turn it over to his Nazi blackmailer – he pays with his life, leaving a treasure trove of modern masterpieces buried somewhere in Amsterdam, presumably lost forever. That is, until American art history student Zelda Richardson sticks her nose in.

After studying for a year in the Netherlands, Zelda scores an internship at the prestigious Amsterdam Historical Museum, where she works on an exhibition of paintings and sculptures once stolen by the Nazis, lying unclaimed in Dutch museum depots almost seventy years later. When two women claim the same painting, the portrait of a young girl entitled Irises, Zelda is tasked with investigating the painting’s history and soon finds evidence that one of the two women must be lying about her past. Before she can figure out which one it is and why, Zelda learns about the Dutch art dealer’s concealed collection. And that Irises is the key to finding it all.

Her discoveries make her a target of someone willing to steal – and even kill – to find the missing paintings. As the list of suspects grows, Zelda realizes she has to track down the lost collection and unmask a killer if she wants to survive.

  

5 stars: “The well written description of wartime and present day Amsterdam and the dilemmas concerning the restitution of art, gives this exciting art mystery color and depth.”iBooks customer review

4 stars: "This book is a winner! A great twist on the topic of lost art. A well developed plot by a new author." Amazon early reviewer

* Follow Zelda through Amsterdam on Goggle Maps then watch the book trailer on YouTube and Vimeo*


PAPERBACK and KINDLE EDITIONS:

ISBN-13: 978-1523489176

ISBN-10: 1523489170

BISAC: Mystery / Amateur Sleuth

Format: 6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm)

Length: 263 pages

SMASHWORDS EDITION: ISBN-13: 9781311818898


The Lover's Portrait: An Art Mystery
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The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery is now part of the Stedelijk Museum Library’s collection – stop by their Reading Room and take a look next time you’re in Amsterdam!

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“I was completely immersed in the country of Nepal. The images were vividly concocted in my mind. I recommend reading this title.” - 5 stars location, 5 stars content - review on TripFiction

"An excellent novel full of travel stories for the new or current backpacker." 5 stars travel fiction author Kait Fennell 

"A book I'd like to mention to any readers thirsting for some armchair adventure." Beth Green of The Displaced Nation

"A good book to take to Kathmandu because it does convey the venal, buzzy feel of the city." 4 stars location, 4 stars content - TripFiction

 Down and Out in Kathmandu 

adventures in backpacking


Down and Out in Kathmandu: Adventures in Backpacking by Jennifer S. Alderson

Overworked computer programmer Zelda Richardson is teetering on the edge of burnout. 

Inspired by a girlfriend’s trip around the world, she sublets her apartment in Seattle, Washington, buys a backpack and flies to Kathmandu as a volunteer English teacher – determined to make a difference and find herself whilst doing it. 

She can’t wait to immerse herself in Nepalese life – wear a Sari, eat with her right hand and wipe with her left – but becomes overwhelmed by its foreignness. Despite the power outages, lack of running water and difficulty in learning the language, she sticks it out, wanting to prove to her friends and family – but mainly to herself – that she can survive without the luxuries of home. 

One distraction is the charming Ian, the sexy Australian backpacker whom she gets to know on arriving in Nepal. When her students laugh her out of the classroom and the headmaster publicly humiliates her, Zelda flees to the tourist district of Thamel to drown her sorrows with Ian.

What follows is every traveler’s nightmare as they find themselves entangled with an international gang of smugglers whose Thai leader believes Ian and Zelda have stolen their diamonds.

Can Zelda find a way to get the smugglers off their backs and her Nepalese students to respect her, before her time in Kathmandu is over?  

“Quite an eventful trip, but I loved it!” 4 stars - Goodreads Giveaway winner 

Well-driven plot, funny observations. 5 stars - Amazon.de review 

Down and Out in Kathmandu is now listed on Tripfiction.comTripfiction's Pinterest board: Books for Backpacking Adventures, and the University of Amsterdam’s Alumni website

Also check out the e-Book Cover Design Awards, January 2016 review of the cover: "The illustration is amusing and the type is perfectly matched to this carefree cover." - Joel Friedlander, The Book Designer


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Tripfiction.com Down and Out in Kathmandu


UvA Alumni


PAPERBACK and KINDLE EDITIONS:

 ISBN-13: 978-1519365903

ISBN-10: 151936590X 

BISAC: Fiction / Action & Adventure

Format: 6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm)

Length: 226 pages

SMASHWORDS EDITION: ISBN-13: 9781311465245

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Books by Jennifer S. Alderson Down and Out in Kathmandu The Lover's Portrait

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