AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, APRIL 21, 2016 – Jennifer S. Alderson announces the release of her second novel, The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery, on June 24, 2016 in both print and eBook format. It is now available as pre-order on Amazon, Apple iBooks, Kobo Books and Barnes and Noble. This amateur sleuth mystery describes the plight of homosexuals and Jewish artists in Europe during World War II, as well as the complexities inherent to the restitution of artwork stolen by the Nazis in the 1930s and 1940s.
Set in the Netherlands, The Lover’s Portrait is the contemporary story of American art history student Zelda Richardson, who finds clues to the whereabouts of a collection of masterpieces hidden somewhere in Amsterdam, secreted away in 1942 by a homosexual art dealer who’d rather die than turn his collection over to his Nazi blackmailer. Her discoveries make her a target of someone willing to steal – and even kill – to find the lost 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.
The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery draws on the author’s experiences gained while studying art history in the Netherlands and working for several Dutch museums. Before moving to Amsterdam twelve years ago, Jennifer S. Alderson worked as a journalist and website developer in Seattle, Washington.
Jennifer is also the author of Down and Out in Kathmandu: Adventures in Backpacking. Both books are part of an on-going stand-alone series following the adventures of traveler and culture lover, Zelda Richardson.
To obtain a review copy of The Lover’s Portrait or to book presentations, media appearances, interviews, and/or book-signings, contact the author via firstname.lastname@example.org. Cover art and author photographs are available at www.jennifersalderson.com.
Title: The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery Author: Jennifer S. Alderson Publisher: Traveling Life Press, Amsterdam Page Count: 263 Formats: Paperback (6x9), eBook Categories: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense/Mystery Mystery, Thriller & Suspense/Amateur Sleuth Mystery, Thriller & Suspense/International Mystery & Crime Price: $13.99 (Paperback) $3.99 (eBook) ISBN-10 number: 1523489170 ISBN-13 number: 978-1523489176 ASIN: B01EVVS0RI Publication Date: June 24, 2016