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Spotlight on mystery author Keenan Powell

Spotlight on mystery author Keenan Powell

I am delighted to welcome mystery author Keenan Powell to my blog today! She is here to share more about her Maeve Malloy Mystery series, the first of which – DEADLY SOLUTION – has been nominated for a Lefty Best Debut and an Agatha Best First. Congratulations, Keenan! Here is your chance to learn more about her books, interest in Ireland, and Dungeon and Dragons, as well as the importance of Alaska in her work. Spotlight on Keenan Powell Please…

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Memoirs and Travelogues by Travel By Book

Memoirs and Travelogues by Travel By Book

Explore new destinations from the comfort of your home! Go off the beaten path with these explorers, expats and volunteers as you travel through the Netherlands, Nepal, Thailand, France, Spain, India, Greece, Kenya and Australia by book. Featured in this post are non-fiction memoirs and travelogues written by Jennifer S. Alderson, Alison Alderton, EJ Bauer, Jill Dobbe, Robert Fear, Margaret Halliday, Rob Johnson, Susie Kelly and Gus Pegel. Travel By Book is a Facebook group for authors and readers who enjoy…

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Asmat art and artifacts in Dutch Museums: Inspirations for Rituals of the Dead

Asmat art and artifacts in Dutch Museums: Inspirations for Rituals of the Dead

The art and carved objects created by the Asmat of Papua inspired my artifact mystery, Rituals of the Dead. Here are some photographs of the Missie (Mission) Museum Steyl’s Papua New Guinea collection, as well as that of the Tropenmuseum – in particular their fantastic bis poles. Missie Museum Steyl is a fascinating museum located in Southern tip of the Netherlands. You can read more about Museum Steyl, their Asmat collection, the colonial origins of many ethnographic museums the locations described in…

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Caught between two cultures: how emigration influenced my writing by Lucia N. Davis

Caught between two cultures: how emigration influenced my writing by Lucia N. Davis

It is my pleasure to welcome mystery author Lucia N. Davis back to my blog. Today she is sharing with us a new article about her latest book, The Secrets of Sinclair Lodge, and how moving abroad can influence your fiction writing. Caught between two cultures: how emigration influenced my writing About fifteen years ago I moved across the Atlantic, because the man I fell in love with happened to be an American. I don’t consider myself an expat anymore—my…

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Spotlight on Fiona Leitch

Spotlight on Fiona Leitch

It is my pleasure to welcome author Fiona Leitch to my blog today! Her windy path to publication began with dreams of acting and screenplay writing, before one of her works-in-progress was chosen by Audible for production as an audiobook. Take a moment to learn more about her audiobook, Dead in Venice, the importance of setting, and why her characters remind her of herself, as well as what’s she’s working on now.   Spotlight on Fiona Leitch Please tell me…

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Travel By Book with Kindle Unlimited

Travel By Book with Kindle Unlimited

Travel By Book around the world with Kindle Unlimited! All of these novels and travel guides are currently available to read for free in the KU library. Of course, you can also buy them if you are not enrolled in Kindle Unlimited. 🙂 Featured in this post are books by Jennifer S. Alderson, Richard Clark, Vanessa Couchman, Lucia N. Davis, Kathryn Gauci, Melinda Huber, Jerold Last, Marjory McGinn, Katerina Nikolas, Helen Pryke, Carmen Radtke, Sebnem E. Sanders, Tabi Slick, Suzi…

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Travel by Audiobook

Travel by Audiobook

Travel by Audiobook with these captivating thrillers, mysteries, travel dairies and historical fiction novels set around the world! Featured in this post are audiobooks by Jennifer S. Alderson, Linda Huber, Fiona Leitch, Robert Fear, Imogen Matthews and Wendy J. Dunn. Be sure and visit Travel By Book’s Facebook page to find more novels and non-fiction reads strong in setting! The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery by Jennifer S. Alderson Narrated by Carol Purdom Missing masterpieces, Nazi blackmailers, and a pesky…

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A few of my favorite reads…

A few of my favorite reads…

To celebrate the end of 2018, I thought it would be fun to share a few of my favorite books in the art mystery, historical fiction and thriller genre – all strong in setting. A few are recent reads and others are old favorites. If you’re looking for gift ideas, this list might be a good place to start! The Art Forger by BA Shapiro. A brilliantly conceived and executed art history mystery. As a mystery fan, I was entertained…

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Around the World with Travel By Book

Around the World with Travel By Book

Have you always wanted to travel around the world, but can’t afford the plane ticket? Here’s a good second best – seven books that will transport you to every corner of the globe, from the comfort of your home! Included in this post are novels by Mehreen Ahmed, Melissa Burovac, Jill Dobbe, Robert Fear, Heather Hackett, Nancy O’Hare and Gus Pegel. Travel By Book is a Facebook group dedicated to travel fiction and non-fiction. If you love to read or write…

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