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)
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
Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery (Book 2)
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…
The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery (Book 1)
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…
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!
Adventures in Backpacking:
Holiday Gone Wrong: A Short Travel Thriller
Zelda 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
Download the eBook now from Amazon.
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
Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand Travelogue
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
Adventures in Backpacking Box Set
Get 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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