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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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Dutch goodies bag + book giveaway on TripFiction

Dutch goodies bag + book giveaway on TripFiction

Here’s your chance to win! Take time out for yourself this holiday season and de-stress with this lovely Dutch-themed giveaway. You can enter my latest giveaway over on TripFiction’s blog. The goodies bag features Rituals of the Dead, the latest in an exciting series of mystery thrillers set around the globe. This novel is a dual-timeline thriller set in the Netherlands and Papua New Guinea. In this novel, amateur sleuth and art history student Zelda Richardson is working at an anthropology museum in Amsterdam….

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Interview on Fussy Librarian

Interview on Fussy Librarian

I am thrilled to be featured on The Fussy Librarian’s fabulous book blog! They regularly feature fascinating authors – Harriet Steel, Victoria Blake, Jershua Jones, Janice J. Richardson and Pamela Allegretto, to name a few. So I was obviously thrilled to be invited to participate! The introduction alone makes me blush (with pride): “Here’s a dare for even the most committed homebody: Read Jennifer S. Alderson’s author bio, let alone her published works, and just try not to get the travel…

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Yesterday Uncovered – 1940s with Jennifer S Alderson & The Lover’s Portrait

Yesterday Uncovered – 1940s with Jennifer S Alderson & The Lover’s Portrait

I am thrilled to be participating in Pauline Barclay’s new blog feature – Yesterday Uncovered! Pauline is an accomplished author and the founder of the Chill with a Book Awards. Her latest feature will shine a spotlight on a different decade every month this year. This month, readers can learn more about the inspiration and background research needed to write The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery. Here’s a teaser: What inspired you to write about the 1940s? While studying art…

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Exploring the Locations used in Rituals of the Dead

Exploring the Locations used in Rituals of the Dead

My latest art-related mystery, Rituals of the Dead, is set in Papua and the Netherlands – two nations on opposite sides of the globe yet connected by a colonial past.   Dutch New Guinea Dutch New Guinea – as the Papua Province of Indonesia was known until 1963 – was considered to be one of the last truly wild frontiers. The seemingly impenetrable interior and extreme weather, combined with rumors of headhunting and a hunter-gatherer lifestyle, enticed many explorers wishing…

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Spotlight on The Lover’s Portrait Audiobook

Spotlight on The Lover’s Portrait Audiobook

Boy do I feel blessed! Last week The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery​ audiobook went on tour and visited nine book blogs. I am so happy to see how well it was received by readers and bloggers! My heartfelt thanks go out to Dab of Darkness Book Reviews​, Turning Another Page​, In Patti’s Imagination​, AudioSpy and The Book Addict’s Reviews​ for posting excellent 4 and 5 star reviews of it. And also to T’s Stuff​, What Is That Book About​,…

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Giveaway time!

Giveaway time!

Giveaway time! To thank you for following along on my writing journey, I have a lovely grab bag of Dutch stuff for one lucky winner 😀  Seriously, I can’t walk by a museum shop without buying something, so I thought I would share a few things with you! One Grand Prize: ‘Whale shopper’ (lightweight, waterproof bag) from the Scheepvaartmuseum (National Maritime Museum) in Amsterdam Notebook covered in a drawing of the Keizersgracht and Herengracht made by Caspar Philips Jacobszoon in…

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Tempering my potty mouth: clean version of Down and Out in Kathmandu

Tempering my potty mouth: clean version of Down and Out in Kathmandu

“Wow – you look like a librarian yet swear like a sailor.” When I was in my twenties, I heard this more times than I can count. Back then, I really didn’t give a …well, you know what I mean. Now that I am older, I don’t swear nearly as much as I used to. Though my idea of how backpackers talk and interact with each other was formed by my own experiences. And most of the backpackers I met…

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