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Month: February 2018

Amsterdam: the Perfect Setting for an Art Mystery

Amsterdam: the Perfect Setting for an Art Mystery

Amsterdam is the perfect setting for an art-related mystery, especially one in which the looting of artwork by the Nazis during World War Two plays a central role. My second novel, The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery, is about an American art history student 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. I can…

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Spotlight on biographer Joanna Kafarowski

Spotlight on biographer Joanna Kafarowski

I am happy to welcome Canadian researcher and biographer Joanna Kafarowski to my blog today! She is so passionate about the Artic and explorer Louise Arner Boyd that even a beach bum like me has become interested in learning more about the North. I hope you enjoy learning about Joanna, her books, and love of anything polar.   Tell me a little bit about yourself, your books and your career. I’m a first-generation Canadian with a restless spirit and have…

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The Lover’s Portrait is Chill with a Book’s January Book of the Month

The Lover’s Portrait is Chill with a Book’s January Book of the Month

I’m thrilled to announce The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery was chosen as Chill with a Book’s January 2018 Book of the Month! It had already won the  Chill with a Book Readers’ Award and special PB Award, awarded by Chill’s founder Pauline Barclay! January was a great month for my art mystery. I am deeply grateful to all of the Chill With A Book readers 🙂 And the verdict was: “Well written and well researched. I particularly enjoyed how…

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The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery Goodreads Giveaway

The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery Goodreads Giveaway

Don’t miss your chance to win two thrilling art mysteries! Starting today, Goodreads members will have a chance to win a signed paperback copy of The Lover’s Portrait! And don’t forget to enter to win Rituals of the Dead while you are there. Happy reading!   The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery When a Dutch art dealer hides the stock from his gallery – rather than turn it over to his Nazi blackmailer – he pays with his life, leaving…

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Travel By Book to Australia & Oceania

Travel By Book to Australia & Oceania

Get pulled into a world of shady anthropologists and Asmat artifacts in Papua New Guinea, join an Aboriginal woman on the search for culture and family, go WWOOFing in New Zealand, search for an ancient pyramid in Samoa, or pick up a travel guide to Alice Springs. Solve a mystery with an Australian immigrant’s tragedy woven into its centre, read a gripping thriller about a heart transplant patient, savor a poignant novel about missed chances, or read about the true…

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Goodreads Giveaway For Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery

Goodreads Giveaway For Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery

Here’s your chance to win a paperback copy my latest thriller, Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery on Goodreads! Be one of the first to read book three in the Adventures of Zelda Richardson series – enter today! Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery Zelda Richardson’s back and embroiled in another exciting art mystery. This time she’s working at the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam on an exhibition of bis poles from the Asmat region of Papua New Guinea – the…

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