Travel and writing go hand-in-hand for me. My novels are set in the Netherlands, Dutch New Guinea (Papua), Italy, Croatia, Luxembourg, Turkey, Hungary, Nepal, Thailand, Panama and Costa Rica: Down and Out in Kathmandu (2015), The Lover’s Portrait (2016), Notes of a Naive Traveler (2017), Holiday Gone Wrong (2018), Rituals of the Dead (2018), Marked for Revenge (2019), Death on the Danube (2019).

The Zelda Richardson Mystery Series

Marked for Revenge: An Art Heist Thriller (Book 3)

Marked for Revenge An Art Heist Thriller Jennifer S Alderson author mystery Turkey Croatia Netherlands museums art crime theft

An adrenaline-fueled adventure set in the Netherlands, Croatia, Italy, and Turkey about stolen art, the mafia, and a father’s vengeance.

“I found this to be an excellent book. I really loved the story of the heist and all that happens afterward. I enjoy the characters and love spending time with them.” – Mary N., NetGalley reviewer

Marked for Revenge is available as paperback and eBook from Amazon COMAmazon Worldwide, Barnes and NobleWaterstonesAbeBooks or Book Depository.

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Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery (Book 2)

Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery thriller Amsterdam Papua New Guinea suspense travel fiction

Art, religion, and anthropology collide in this dual timeline thriller set in Papua and the Netherlands.

“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.” – Janice J. Richardson

Awards: Indie B.R.A.G. Medallion winner, Chill with a Book’s Readers Award, Official Mystery Selection in New Apple 2018 Summer Book Awards, and more…

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The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery (Book 1)

The Lover's Portrait An Art Mystery Jennifer S Alderson art crime, art history, mystery, thriller, Amsterdam, amateur sleuth

One painting. Two claimants. Three murders. A captivating dual timeline mystery set in WWII and present-day Amsterdam.

“Gripping mystery…the suspense is intensely magnetic and the characters equally captivating.” – BookLife Prize for Fiction 2017, #14 Mystery Category

Awards: Indie B.R.A.G. Medallion winner, Silver Cup winner in the Mystery category of Rosie’s Book Review  Team 2017 Awards; One of The Displaced Nation’s 36 Top Expat Fiction Picks of 2016; Chill with a Book’s Book of the Month in January 2018, and more…

Available as audiobook, paperback, and eBook from iBooks, Waterstones, Amazon COM, Amazon UKBarnes & Noble, Audible US, Audible UK, Audible France or Audible Germany, AbeBooks, or Book Depository.

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Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mystery series:

Death on the Danube: A New Year’s Murder in Budapest (Book 1)

Who knew a New Year’s trip to Budapest could be so deadly? The tour must go on – even with a killer in their midst…

Introducing Lana Hansen, tour guide, reluctant amateur sleuth, and star of the Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mystery Series. Join Lana as she leads tourists and readers to fascinating cities around the globe on intriguing adventures that, unfortunately for Lana, often turn deadly.

Coming soon: Books 2 and 3 in the Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mystery Series!

Available as paperback and eBook on November 28, 2019. Pre-order it now on Amazon COM or Amazon Worldwide.

Adventures in Backpacking:

Holiday Gone Wrong: A Short Travel Thriller

Holiday Gone Wrong Jennifer S Alderson short mystery thriller storyZelda Richardson is back on the road – destination Panama and Costa Rica. On her agenda: learning to scuba dive, exploring rainforests, and climbing a volcano. Not on her to-do list: capturing the attention of a drug dealer, buying illegal artifacts at a local market, or becoming the target of a tourism scam. Will she ever be able to go on holiday without it turning into an international incident?

“Every time I read a Zelda novel I get an incredible urge to travel! The author does a fantastic job with setting and making you feel as if you were there. This short Zelda adventure is a perfect ‘amuse-bouche,’ giving the reader a glimpse of author’s knack for story-telling.” – author Tempeste Blake

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Down and Out in Kathmandu: A Backpacker Mystery

Perfect for lovers of travel, crime fiction, and (mis)adventures…

“Better than anything else I’ve read lately, this one was a joy to come back to daily.” – Amazon VINE VOICE review

Available now as audiobook, paperback, and eBook from Amazon COM, Amazon Worldwide, Audible COM, Audible UK, iTunes, Barnes & NobleAbeBooks or Book Depository, Audible Germany, and Audible France.

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Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand  Travelogue

Notes of a Naive Traveler travelogue Nepal Thailand Jennifer S Alderson travel memoir

A must-read for those interested in learning more about – or wishing to travel to – Nepal and Thailand.

Part guidebook on culture and travel, part journey of self-discovery, this travelogue takes you on a backpacking adventure through Nepal and Thailand and provides a firsthand account of one volunteer’s experience teaching in a Nepali school and living with a devout Brahmin family.

“I recommend it for anyone thinking about taking a trip … anywhere.” – author Rebecca Carter

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Adventures in Backpacking Box Set

Adventures in Backpacking Box Set: Down and Out in Kathmandu, Holiday Gone Wrong, Notes of a Naive Traveler, A travel mystery, thriller and memoir to fuel your wanderlustGet your passport ready! These exciting tales will transport you to exotic locations in Nepal, Thailand, Costa Rica and Panama for three trips of a lifetime.

An eclectic mix certain to satisfy – or perhaps ignite – any (armchair) traveler’s wanderlust. Read this box set now to find out which applies to you!

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Jennifer S. Alderson’s books on Goodreads

The Lover's Portrait
The Lover’s Portrait (Adventures of Zelda Richardson #2)

reviews: 77

ratings: 155 (avg rating 4.18)

Rituals of the Dead
Rituals of the Dead (Adventures of Zelda Richardson #3)

reviews: 35

ratings: 57 (avg rating 4.25)

Down and Out in Kathmandu
Down and Out in Kathmandu (Adventures of Zelda Richardson #1)

reviews: 38

ratings: 67 (avg rating 3.88)

Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand
Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand

reviews: 17

ratings: 41 (avg rating 3.95)

Holiday Gone Wrong
Holiday Gone Wrong (Adventures of Zelda Richardson #1.5)

reviews: 5

ratings: 20 (avg rating 3.30)