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Here you can learn more about me and books, watch book trailers, and wander with Zelda through Amsterdam via Google Maps.

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

On my blog you will find information about travel, art, museums, anthropology and writing. I also regularly shine a ‘Spotlight On‘ a fabulous author or book blogger.

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If you find yourself in Amsterdam, 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. Happy reading!


Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery

Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery thriller Amsterdam Papua New Guinea suspense travel fiction

Art, religion, and anthropology collide in Rituals of the Dead, Book three of the Adventures of Zelda Richardson series.

“History comes alive in this story as Zelda photographs the diary, unearthing a story of murder, greed, missionaries and artifacts. It is not a book one puts down easily.” – Janice J. Richardson

Available as audiobook, paperback and eBook from Audible US, Audible UKAmazon COM, Amazon UKiBooks, Barnes and Noble, AbeBooks, BAM or Book Depository.

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The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery

the lover's portrait an art mystery amateur sleuth art crime theft WWII

One painting. Two claimants. Three murders.

“Gripping mystery…the suspense is intensely magnetic and the characters equally captivating.” – BookLife Prize for Fiction 2017, #14 Mystery Category

Awards: Silver Cup winner in the Mystery category of Rosie’s Book Review  Team 2017 Awards; One of The Displaced Nation’s 36 Top Expat Fiction Picks of 2016; Chill with a Book’s Book of the Month in January 2018, and more…

Available as audiobook, paperback and eBook from iBooksAmazon COM, Amazon UKBarnes & Noble, Audible US, Audible UK, Audible France or Audible Germany, AbeBooks, BAM or Book Depository.

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Holiday Gone Wrong: An Adventures of Zelda Richardson mystery series Short Story

Holiday Gone Wrong Jennifer S Alderson short mystery thriller storyZelda Richardson is back on the road – destination Panama and Costa Rica. On her agenda: learning to scuba dive, exploring rainforests, and climbing a volcano. Not on her to-do list: capturing the attention of a drug dealer, buying illegal artifacts at a local market, or becoming the target of a tourism scam. Will she ever be able to go on holiday without it turning into an international incident?

“Every time I read a Zelda novel I get an incredible urge to travel! The author does a fantastic job with setting and making you feel as if you were there. This short Zelda adventure is a perfect ‘amuse-bouche,’ giving the reader a glimpse of author’s knack for story-telling.” – author Tempeste Blake

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Down and Out in Kathmandu: A Backpacker Mystery

A naive volunteer gets entangled in a smuggling operation in Nepal.

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

Available now as paperback and eBook from Amazon COM, Amazon UKBarnes & Noble, BAM, AbeBooks or Book Depository.

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Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand

Notes of a Naive Traveler travelogue Nepal Thailand Jennifer S Alderson travel memoir

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

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

Available as eBook and paperback on Amazon COM, Amazon UKBarnes & Noble, BAM, AbeBooks or Book Depository.

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Adventures in Backpacking Box Set

Adventures in Backpacking Box Set: Down and Out in Kathmandu, Holiday Gone Wrong, Notes of a Naive Traveler, A travel mystery, thriller and memoir to fuel your wanderlustGet your passport ready! These exciting tales will transport you to exotic locations in Nepal, Thailand, Costa Rica and Panama for three trips of a lifetime.

An eclectic mix certain to satisfy – or perhaps ignite – any (armchair) traveler’s wanderlust. Read this box set now to find out which applies to you!

Available as eBook and paperback from Amazon comBarnes & Noble, Amazon UK, Amazon CA, Amazon AU, AbeBooks, BAM, Book Depository, or your favorite online bookstore.

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