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Restitution of Nazi-Looted Artwork after World War Two: A Dutch Perspective

Restitution of Nazi-Looted Artwork after World War Two: A Dutch Perspective

Before moving to Amsterdam, I knew very little about the restitution of artwork stolen by the Nazis during World War Two, a topic that plays a central role in my novel, The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery. Sure, I’d read about controversial cases in newspapers and wondered why museums didn’t hand over the artwork immediately when legitimate claimants appeared on the scene, but also why it took the relative of the legal owner so long to submit a claim. Only…

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Spotlight on Abbie Chandler and Adaline Chase

Spotlight on Abbie Chandler and Adaline Chase

In my last post, I featured two writers publishing under one pen name. This week I’m happy to shine the spotlight on one author publishing under two names! Abbie Chandler is one of the first authors I ‘met’ when venturing into the world of social media. Through her Facebook group Scribes and Bibliophiles, I have learned so much about networking, marketing and running events. Her interest, support and virtual friendship mean the world to me! It’s my pleasure to welcome…

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MTW 2017 Wrap Up and Hello MTW 2018!

MTW 2017 Wrap Up and Hello MTW 2018!

Participating in Mystery Thriller Week 2017 has been an amazing experience. I’ve seen an increase in the sales of both of my books, have collaborated and cross-promoted with fabulous authors writing in similar sub-genres, and have picked up a plethora of new and effective marketing tips. Best of all, I have connected with a supportive and generous community of mystery and thriller authors I wouldn’t have ‘met’ otherwise and have reached a new, broader base of readers and reviewers I…

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MTW: Review of Fast Track to Glory and TalkingLocationWith Tomasz Chrusciel

MTW: Review of Fast Track to Glory and TalkingLocationWith Tomasz Chrusciel

I choose to review this book for Mystery Thriller Week because I love travel fiction, art mysteries and thrillers. This is quite possibly the perfect combination of all three! Read my review of this brilliant novel and an article by the author, Tomasz Chrusciel, about the use of setting in fiction.   Fast Track to Glory by Tomasz Chrusciel Fast Track to Glory by Tomasz Chrusciel is an exceptional around the world quest for knowledge. Technically, this brilliant novel is a thriller, though not…

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MTW: Review of Skeletons in the Attic and interview with Judy Penz Sheluk

MTW: Review of Skeletons in the Attic and interview with Judy Penz Sheluk

I’m pleased to welcome Judy Penz Sheluk to my blog, author of Skeletons in the Attic and The Hanged Man’s Noose. I chose to read Skeletons as a reviewer for Mystery Thriller Week after noticing one of my Goodreads groups was considering it for a group read. The description piqued my interest. I was a bit skeptical about the paranormal aspects to the plot, but requested it anyway. Man, am I glad I did! It is easily a 5 star mystery, and one…

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Mystery Thriller Week update

Mystery Thriller Week update

Mystery Thriller Week has turned out to be the most productive, collaborative event I’ve ever participated in! Many thanks to Vicki Goodwin, Benjamin Thomas and Sherrie Marshall Spitz for organizing such an amazing event! I’m so glad you invited me to participate this year and can’t wait for 2018. If you are an author or blogger who is interested in participating next year, you can sign up on their website now.   Reviews of The Lover’s Portrait and Down and…

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MTW: Review of When the Devil’s Idle and interview with Leta Serafim

MTW: Review of When the Devil’s Idle and interview with Leta Serafim

Today, I welcome Mystery Thriller Week author Leta Serafim to my blog. I enjoyed learning more about her past as a ‘stringer’ for the Boston Globe and her time living in Greece. I choose to review her book because of the Greek setting; her descriptions of the country, culture and peoples did not disappoint.   When the Devil’s Idle When the Devil’s Idle is a dark detective novel centered around Yannis Patronas, an esteemed Greek policeman. An elderly German tourist…

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MTW: Review of The Praying Nun and Cracking open Davey Jones’ Locker

MTW: Review of The Praying Nun and Cracking open Davey Jones’ Locker

Today I’m thrilled to share my review of the excellent novella, The Praying Nun with you and a guest blog post by author Michael Smorenburg entitled ‘Cracking open Davey Jones’ Locker’.   The Praying Nun The Praying Nun is a thrilling adventure novella about two South African men’s attempts to salvage objects off of a shipwreck off the coast of Africa. Situated at the Southern tip of Africa, Cape Town is built on a dangerous stretch of coast known as the…

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The Lover’s Portrait and Down and Out in Kathmandu are 99 cents until March 1

The Lover’s Portrait and Down and Out in Kathmandu are 99 cents until March 1

Super Sale! For the first time ever, Books 1 and 2 of the Adventures of Zelda Richardson series are on sale for 99 cents! Don’t miss your chance to pick up The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery​ and Down and Out in Kathmandu: adventures in backpacking​ now for a ridiculously low price! If you love art, history and mysteries, The Lover’s Portrait is right up your alley: American art history student Zelda Richardson discovers clues to the whereabouts of a…

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MTW review of Choke and interview with Kaye George

MTW review of Choke and interview with Kaye George

It’s my pleasure to have author Kaye George on my blog today. Her book Choke was the first one I picked to review for Mystery Thriller Week because the excerpt cracked me up! This enjoyable cozy mystery did not disappoint. Read my 4 star review and a fun interview with this Agatha nominated short story and novel writer.   My review of Choke by Kaye George Imogene Duckworthy is a feisty, twenty-two-year-old unwed mother and amateur sleuth. When her uncle is…

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