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Author: Jennifer S. Alderson

Hello! I am the author of the Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mystery series, the Zelda Richardson Art Mystery series, and Adventures in Backpacking novels. I love to write and blog about travel, art, museums, expat life, and great books. Thanks for stopping by!
The Lover’s Portrait featured on CrimeReads!

The Lover’s Portrait featured on CrimeReads!

I am honored and thrilled to see The Lover’s Portrait featured on the fabulous magazine and website for crime fiction fans – CrimeReads! Art dealer and author Carol Orange included my WWII art history mystery in her list of “7 Great Heist Novels”. I am in GREAT company – Ian Rankin, Daniel Silva, Iain Pears, Jeffrey Archer, Carson Morton, and Robert Brown Parker also made the list. Here’s what she had to say about The Lover’s Portrait: Jennifer S. Alderson,…

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New Release: Death by Bagpipes

New Release: Death by Bagpipes

Follow the further adventures of tour guide Lana Hansen in Death by Bagpipes: A Summer Murder in Edinburgh! When a trip to Scotland ends in tragedy, travel guide Lana Hansen must sleuth out who murdered her guest before she ends up paying the piper. Lana hasn’t seen her ex-husband Ron since their divorce was finalized six months earlier. So when they bump into each on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, she is not exactly jumping for joy. To make matters…

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New Release: Death by Windmill

New Release: Death by Windmill

Welcome to the world, Death By Windmill: A Mother’s Murder in Amsterdam – Book Three of the Travel Can Be Murder Mystery Series! Wanderlust Tours guide Lana Hansen and her mother, Gillian, haven’t seen eye to eye in over a decade, ever since Lana was wrongly fired from her job as an investigative reporter. So when Lana’s boss invites Gillian to join her upcoming Mother’s Day tour to the Netherlands, Lana is less than pleased. What could be worse than…

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Happy release day, The Vermeer Deception!

Happy release day, The Vermeer Deception!

Today is release day for my latest art history mystery, The Vermeer Deception! I am quite excited to see it is now available on Amazon as paperback, eBook, and in Kindle Unlimited. When I set the release date a year ago, I never could have imagined the global crisis we are facing. I hope my books bring a little solace – and perhaps even joy – to your life! Here’s the description of The Vermeer Deception (Book Four in the…

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Rome: Location Research for Travel Can Be Murder

Rome: Location Research for Travel Can Be Murder

Here in the Alderson household, we are still recovering from a week’s vacation to Rome. It sounds quite jetsettery, but it’s only a two-hour flight from Amsterdam! It was to celebrate my husband’s birthday and conduct a little location research for Book 5 in the Travel Can Be Murder cozy mystery series – Death by Fountain: A Christmas Murder in Rome. Luckily, we left Rome two days before the corona virus reared its ugly head there, as well. A trip…

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Mysteries and Thrillers with a Touch of Romance

Mysteries and Thrillers with a Touch of Romance

From the first blushes of new love to couples reconnecting, these mysteries, thrillers, and cozies are perfect February reads! This selection includes stories featuring small town crushes, romantic trips abroad, work flings, wedding plans, and honeymoon cruises by Jennifer S. Alderson, Lynn McMahon Anstead, Pauline Barclay, S.L. Beaumont, Daniella Bernett, Tempeste Blake, Lucia N. Davis, Carmen Radtke, Janice J. Richardson, and Khaled Talib. Death by Baguette: A Valentine’s Day Murder in Paris By Jennifer S. Alderson Paris—the city of love,…

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New Release: Death by Baguette

New Release: Death by Baguette

Welcome to the world, Death By Baguette: A Valentine’s Day Murder in Paris – Book Two of the Travel Can Be Murder Mystery Series! Paris—the city of love, lights … and murder? Join tour guide Lana Hansen as she escorts five couples on an unforgettable Valentine-themed vacation to France! Unfortunately it will be the last trip for one passenger… Lana Hansen’s future is looking bright. She has money in her bank account, a babysitter for her cat, and even a boyfriend….

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Marked for Revenge wins Reader Awards!

Marked for Revenge wins Reader Awards!

I am thrilled to see that Book Three in my Zelda Richardson Mystery series, Marked for Revenge: An Art Heist Thriller, has won several readers awards! It came in at number 14 in Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews Top 20 Indie Reads of 2019. You can check out her book blog HERE. Marked for Revenge came in at number 30 in ReadFree.ly’s Top 50 Indie Reads of 2019. You can view the entire list HERE. It also won a Chill with a…

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Marked for Revenge nominated for ReadFreely’s Indie Top 50 Books of the Year

Marked for Revenge nominated for ReadFreely’s Indie Top 50 Books of the Year

I am thrilled to announce that Marked for Revenge: An Art Heist Thriller is nominated for ReadFreely’s Indie Top 50 Indie Novels of 2019! It is an honor to be nominated, but even better to win 🙂 Their decision is partially based on reader votes. If you could vote for it, I would appreciate it! Here’s a direct link: http://www.readfree.ly/vote-50-best-indie-books-2019-mysterythriller/ Sometimes the link takes you back to the homepage. There is a blue link at the top to VOTE HERE….

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New Amazon Release: Death on the Danube

New Amazon Release: Death on the Danube

Death on the Danube: A New Year’s Murder in Budapest is now available on Amazon as paperback and eBook! Order now on: Amazon COM eBook Amazon worldwide eBook Amazon paperback Death on the Danube will be available as paperback at non-Amazon retailers on November 28. You can also preorder Death by Baguette: A Valentine’s Day Murder in Paris (Book 2 in the Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mystery series) now on Amazon as eBook! 20