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Welcome to my website! Here you can learn more about me and The Adventures of Zelda Richardson series, watch book trailers, wander with Zelda through Amsterdam via Google Maps, and read reviews of my novels.

You’ll also find a short bio, interviews and excerpts of feature articles and guest posts I’ve written.

On my blog you will find information about travel, art, museums, writing and the occasional feature spotlighting a fabulous author, designer or book blogger.

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The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery

“Gripping mystery…the suspense is intensely magnetic and the characters equally captivating.” – BookLife Prize for Fiction


Missing masterpieces, Nazi blackmailers and a pesky amateur sleuth.

American art history student Zelda Richardson discovers clues to the whereabouts of a cache of missing masterpieces buried somewhere in Amsterdam, hidden away in 1942 by a Dutch art dealer who’d rather die than turn his collection over to his Nazi blackmailer.

Available as audiobook, paperback and eBook on Amazon, iBooks, AudibleBarnes & Noble NOOKKobo, Smashwords or your favorite retailer.

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Down and Out in Kathmandu: A Backpacker Mystery

“Better than anything else I’ve read lately, this one was a joy to come back to daily.” – Amazon VINE VOICE review

Zelda wants to teach children English and ‘find herself’ in Kathmandu. Ian wants to get stoned and trek the Himalayas. Tommy wants to get rich by smuggling diamonds.

How their stories collide will leave you on the edge of your seat!

Available as paperback and eBook on Amazon, iBooks, Barnes & NobleKobo, Smashwords or your favorite retailer.

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Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand

“I recommend it for anyone thinking about taking a trip … anywhere.” – author Rebecca Carter

Part guidebook on culture and travel, part journey of self-discovery, this travelogue takes you on a backpacking adventure through Nepal and Thailand and provides a firsthand account of one volunteer’s experience teaching in a Nepali school and living with a devout Brahmin family.

This is a must-read for those interested in learning more about – or wishing to travel to – Nepal and Thailand.

Available as paperback and eBook on iBooksKoboAmazon, Barnes & Noble NOOKSmashwords or your favorite retailer.

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My novels are also for sale at several Dutch bookstores and gift shops: Caffe il Momento, Athenaeum Boekhandel, The American Book Center, Reisboekhandel Pied a Terre, and the De Amsterdamse Boekhandel.


Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery

Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery thriller Amsterdam Papua New Guinea suspense travel fictionArt, religion, and anthropology collide in Alderson’s upcoming art mystery thriller, Rituals of the Dead, Book Three of the Adventures of Zelda Richardson series.

‘Excellent story, interesting twists. I really love The Lover’s Portrait but Rituals of the Dead is a step up.’ – Beta reader

Expected release date March 2018.


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