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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!
Travel by Audiobook to the Netherlands

Travel by Audiobook to the Netherlands

Fancy a trip to the Netherlands? Whether you enjoy amateur sleuth mysteries, psychological thrillers or WWII historical fiction, these (audio)books are guaranteed to transport you to Holland – no passport required! All three authors – Anja de Jager, Imogen Matthews and Jennifer S. Alderson – have a special bond with the Netherlands and their descriptions of setting are sure to resonate with readers who have visited this lovely country before, and inspire those who have not yet been! Happy travels…

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Spotlight on artist and mystery author Rosa Fedele

Spotlight on artist and mystery author Rosa Fedele

It is an absolute pleasure to welcome the very talented artist and mystery author Rosa Fedele to my blog! Today is the release day of her second novel, The Legacy of Beauregarde, a fascinating murder mystery set Sydney, Australia in the 1990s. I loved her first novel, The Red Door, and can’t wait to get started reading this one. What makes both books even more special is that they are illustrated. You can check out (and even buy) illustrations from…

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Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand gets a new look!

Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand gets a new look!

I am proud to share with you the new cover of Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand! It features a photograph I took of one of my favorite temples, the Golden Temple in Patan. I hope you like it! My travelogue is available as eBook and paperback on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo, Google Play, Smashwords and your favorite online retailer. I hope it inspires you to visit new destinations – whether by train, plane or book. 🙂 Notes of a Naive…

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Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery is now an audiobook!

Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery is now an audiobook!

I am pleased to announce Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery is available as audiobook on iBooks, Audible and Amazon! Now you can listen to two of the Adventures of Zelda Richardson mysteries via these three retailers. Start with The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery or dive on into Rituals of the Dead. The audiobooks are standalones, though listening to them in order may enhance your enjoyment of the stories. 🙂 Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery When a famous…

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The Lover’s Portrait and Rituals of the Dead are Amazon Bestsellers

The Lover’s Portrait and Rituals of the Dead are Amazon Bestsellers

It has taken a while for the shock to wear off, but I am so thankful to the thousands of readers who have found my books as of late! In early June, The Lover’s Portrait hit number 75 on Amazon’s Kindle list. It was also the number 1 Bestseller in the categories Historical Thrillers, Amateur Sleuth, Heist Thrillers, and Historical European Fiction in Canada, Australia and the United States for four glorious days. Since then, my art mystery and artifact…

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Spotlight on crime fiction author Khaled Talib

Spotlight on crime fiction author Khaled Talib

It is a pleasure to welcome crime fiction author Khaled Talib to my blog today! His novel Smokescreen is quite an adrenaline-filled thriller that transports readers to Singapore. Khaled began his career as a journalist but now spends his days writing novels set around the globe. Find out why he does not play chess, what his invisible friend wears, and more about his standalone novels.   Please tell me a little bit about yourself, your books and writing career. I…

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Spotlight on Janice Croom

Spotlight on Janice Croom

I am pleased to welcome mystery author Janice Croom to my blog today! I had the pleasure of working with Janice during Mystery Thriller Week a few months ago. Her book’s title – Dead of an Idiot Boss – really cracked me up and made me take notice of her Kadence MacBride mystery series. Here is your chance to learn more about Janice, her books, her fascination with Wakanda, her favorite music to write to, and insider tips for your…

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Rituals of the Dead wins a Chill with a Book Readers’ Award

Rituals of the Dead wins a Chill with a Book Readers’ Award

Happy days! Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery won a Chill with a Book Readers’ Award! Rituals of the Dead was read and evaluated by Chill’s readers against the following… Were the characters strong and engaging? Was the book well written? Did the story / plot have you turning the page to find out what happened next? Was the ending satisfying? Would you recommend to someone who reads this kind of story? Many thanks to the Chill with a Book…

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Rituals of the Dead featured Women Writers, Women’s Books website

Rituals of the Dead featured Women Writers, Women’s Books website

I am deeply honored to see my article, ‘When Fiction is Perceived as Fact’ on Women Writers, Women’s Books website! This short piece provides insight into the inspirations for my latest novel, in particular Michael Rockefeller’s role in its inception.   When Fiction is Perceived as Fact “My latest novel, Rituals of the Dead, came to be because I wanted to write a mystery about an Asmat bis pole. Considering the Asmat live in the Indonesian province of Papua, the…

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