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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 Mystery Thriller Week! Giveaways time

Welcome to Mystery Thriller Week! Giveaways time

Welcome to Mystery Thriller Week! You can check out of the fun events, reviews, and giveaways going on from now until April 22 on the MTW Calendar of Events. The first set of Facebook giveaways is going on now. Here is your chance to win captivating thrillers and exciting mysteries written by fabulous authors! One lucky reader will win one bundle. Can’t decide which one you want? Enter to win them all! Click on the link below and comment on the…

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Mystery Thriller Week: Mystery Thriller Passport

Mystery Thriller Week: Mystery Thriller Passport

On April 12, Mystery Thriller Week begins! I am thrilled to share with you books which fall into the Mystery Thriller Passport category – novels set in fascinating locations around the globe. Authors Ritter Ames, Daniella Bernett, Tomasz Chrusciel, Lucia N. Davis, Dora Ilieva, L. Lee Kane, Patricia Loofbourrow, and Gavin Mills have kindly provided a description of their setting and story. I’ve also included information about my travel fiction thrillers. Click on the book cover to link to Amazon,…

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Spotlight On Crime Fiction Author Anja de Jager

Spotlight On Crime Fiction Author Anja de Jager

I am thrilled to welcome crime fiction author Anja de Jager to my blog today! Her Lotte Meerman series is ideal for those who enjoy a good detective story as well as want to be transported to Amsterdam. Even for someone like me who lives in this city and knows it well, it was a joy to read and fun to see the city through her eyes.  You can read my review of Death on the Canal  on TripFiction. The…

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Travel Giveaway to celebrate Rituals of the Dead’s April 6 release!

Travel Giveaway to celebrate Rituals of the Dead’s April 6 release!

Giveaway time! On April 6, Rituals of the Dead – my travel thriller set in Papua and the Netherlands – will be available as eBook and paperback worldwide!  (You can preorder it now and save a buck.) To celebrate, I am giving away a fabulous travel-related prize package on April 5! ONE lucky traveler will win: Save the Planet! World Map Shopper bag (made from recycled plastic bottles) POINT IT travelers language kit (the bestselling photobook of all time) Notebook…

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Spotlight On Historical Fiction Author Imogen Matthews

Spotlight On Historical Fiction Author Imogen Matthews

It is my pleasure to welcome historical fiction author Imogen Matthews to my blog today! Some of you may know her as romance author Alex Johnson. Her latest novel – The Hidden Village – continues to top Amazon’s Young Adult Historical Fiction charts. And well deserved! It a well-written, moving story of courage, hope, and survival. You can read my Goodreads review here. Today she shares with us more about her childhood in Nigeria, the power of creative writing courses, and…

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What is a Bis Pole and Why Were They Desired by Collectors?

What is a Bis Pole and Why Were They Desired by Collectors?

The exhibition central to my latest novel, Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery, is based on an actual exhibition of Asmat art entitled Bis Poles: Sculptures from the Rain Forest. I can imagine most readers are now thinking – what the heck is a bis pole?     Ancestor Objects Carved to Honor the Dead These ancestor objects – akin to Native American totem poles – are created to honor the recently departed during a ‘bis’ ceremony. A bis…

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Bis Poles in Rotterdam – excerpt from Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery

Bis Poles in Rotterdam – excerpt from Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery

In this excerpt of my new novel, Rituals of the Dead, Zelda sees a bis pole for the first time. She’s not as impressed as you might think. Find out why: Chapter Three Once the pole rested on the gurney, the assistants slid the canvas strips out from under it and stepped back, allowing the room to view it in all its glory. Zelda couldn’t help but wonder if it was the ugliest thing she’d ever seen. She’d grown up…

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Mystery Thriller Week: Amateur Sleuth Mysteries and Thrillers

Mystery Thriller Week: Amateur Sleuth Mysteries and Thrillers

Today I would like to introduce you to Mystery Thriller Week (April 12-22), an annual event celebrating the Mystery and Thriller genres! I’m thrilled to share with you Amateur Sleuth Mysteries and Thrillers written by Mary Angela,  Tempeste Blake, Ellen Byron, Janice Croom, Alexia Gordon, L.C. Hayden, Dale Phillips, Janice J. Richardson, and Judy Penz Sheluk  I’ve also included information about my own amateur sleuth mystery. Click on the book cover to link to Amazon where you can read an excerpt and learn…

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Facts in Fiction by mystery author Judy Penz Sheluk

Facts in Fiction by mystery author Judy Penz Sheluk

It is a pleasure to welcome Judy Penz Sheluk back to my blog! She’s here to share a bit of background about her latest mystery, A Hole In One, the second book in her Glass Dolphin Mystery series. The novels follow the investigations of amateur sleuth Arabella, an antiques dealer in Lount’s Landing. You can read my review of this enjoyable mystery on Goodreads. Take a moment to learn more about her latest release and the real man who inspired the…

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First official review of Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery!

First official review of Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery!

I am thrilled to see the first official review of Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery on Goodreads​! “History comes alive in this story as Zelda photographs the diary, unearthing a story of murder, greed, missionaries and artifacts. It is not a book one puts down easily. The characters are carefully crafted, engaging you from page one. Alderson takes you from past to present and back again seamlessly as you follow events Zelda has yet to unravel…” THANK YOU, early…

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