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Author: Jennifer S. Alderson

Hello! I am the author of the travel thriller Down and Out in Kathmandu: A Backpacker Mystery, The Lover's Portrait: An Art Mystery, Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery, and Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand. I love to blog about travel, art, museums, expat life and books. Thanks for stopping by!
Welcome to the world, Marked for Revenge: An Art Heist Thriller!

Welcome to the world, Marked for Revenge: An Art Heist Thriller!

Welcome to the world, Marked for Revenge: An Art Heist Thriller! I am thrilled to announce my latest novel is now available for sale as eBook and paperback on Amazon! In a few days it will also live on Waterstones, Barnes & Noble, and many other fine retailers. To all of you who have pre-ordered it – THANK YOU! Sales are already exceeding my expectations. This would not have happened without your help 🙂 You can still pick up the…

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Marked for Revenge: Settings of my Art Heist Thriller

Marked for Revenge: Settings of my Art Heist Thriller

My latest novel, Marked for Revenge, is an art heist thriller about the theft of forty paintings from modern art museums spread across the Netherlands. It is also the third novel in this series featuring art history student and reluctant amateur sleuth, Zelda Richardson. In this book, one of the museum’s Zelda Richardson is working for is robbed at the beginning of the novel and soon our heroine finds herself entangled with the robbers, mob, and police. To save herself…

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Marked for Revenge: First Ten Chapters

Marked for Revenge: First Ten Chapters

On May 17 my sixth novel – Marked for Revenge – will be released as paperback and eBook! I cannot wait to share this thriller with you. It was so much fun to research and write – I hope you enjoy the faster pace and additional action in this novel, Book Three in the Zelda Richardson Mystery Series! Here’s the description: Marked for Revenge: An Art Heist Thriller An adrenaline-fueled adventure set in the Netherlands, Croatia, Italy, and Turkey about…

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4 & 5 May: Remembrance and Liberation Day in the Netherlands

4 & 5 May: Remembrance and Liberation Day in the Netherlands

4 and 5 May – Remembrance and Liberation Day – are important dates in the Netherlands as they mark the end of the Second World War by honoring its victims then celebrating freedom after five long years of fighting. May 4th is Remembrance Day in the Netherlands, when all those who lost their lives during World War II are honored in ceremonies all over the city. At 8 p.m. there is two minutes’ of silence. This is strictly enforced and…

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New cover for The Lover’s Portrait

New cover for The Lover’s Portrait

  My art mystery, The Lover’s Portrait, is getting a face lift! The new cover is going live on Amazon as I type this post. I hope you like the new look! You can pick up the audiobook, paperback or eBook from iBooks, Amazon COM, Amazon UK, Barnes & Noble, Audible US, Audible UK, Audible France or Audible Germany, AbeBooks, BAM or Book Depository.

Tiger Temple Caves in Krabi, Thailand

Tiger Temple Caves in Krabi, Thailand

This is one of my favorite photos of a trip to Tiger Temple Caves in Krabi, Thailand, simply because this monk is so into his work! And what a great space to work in… This trip to Thailand and Nepal inspired two books: Down and Out in Kathmandu and Notes of a Naive Traveler. Here’s a short excerpt from my travelogue about this cave complex: January 10, 2000: Krabi We also visited the interesting Tiger Temple Caves. It’s a series…

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Book Blogger Love

Book Blogger Love

Book bloggers are readers who love books so much, they feel compelled to share their joy with the world. How could authors not love them? I am truly honored to have enjoyed so much support from a plethora of wonderful book bloggers and book-loving authors. Here is a growing list of those who have kindly reviewed or featured my books on their sites – categorized by Mystery, Travel, Historical Fiction, and All Genres. Perhaps you’ll find your next favorite book…

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WWII-themed Giveaway on Mary Anne Yarde’s Myths, Legends, Books & Coffee Pots blog

WWII-themed Giveaway on Mary Anne Yarde’s Myths, Legends, Books & Coffee Pots blog

Today historical fiction author Mary Anne Yarde is featuring my article about the restitution of WWII looted art on her Myths, Legends, Books & Coffee Pots blog. Please do stop by and have a read. While you are there, you can entered the WWII-themed Giveaway to win an Anne Frank House bag and canal houses bookmark. Click HERE to read the blog post and enter the giveaway. Good luck and happy reading!

The Process of Writing a Historical Book by Robbie Cheadle

The Process of Writing a Historical Book by Robbie Cheadle

I am happy to welcome author Robbie Cheadle back to my blog. She’s here to talk about her foray into historical fiction writing. Spoiler alert: it wasn’t as ‘easy’ as she’d expected! Take a moment to read about Robbie’s fascinating process of turning her mother’s earliest memories into a captivating memoir. The process of writing a historical book When I embarked on the journey of turning my mom’s early years into a book, I didn’t have a plan. She had…

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Panama-Costa Rica border crossing and Holiday Gone Wrong

Panama-Costa Rica border crossing and Holiday Gone Wrong

Would you cross this bridge? Until recently, this was the border crossing between Costa Rica and Panama at Rio Sereno. One I had to cross over several times because of a visa stamp mishap. You can’t see the large holes in the wood from this picture, but trust me, they’re there. I took this picture during a wonderful trip to both countries. The adventures I had formed the basis of my short thriller – Holiday Gone Wrong. You can pick…

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