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Rituals of the Dead: An Art Mystery (Book Three in the Adventures of Zelda Richardson series)

Fika with Vicky

Fika with Vicky

Jennifer S. Alderson is Taking Fika Places “Often, during the summer months, our thoughts drift towards travel. We yearn for something new, exotic destinations, and adventure. Sometimes we can appease those yearnings, but other times we cannot. If you are experiencing those other times this summer, don’t despair. Because author Jennifer S. Alderson has everything you’re looking for…” Just before we headed to Bavaria last month, I got the chance to chat with a lovely Canadian radio host, Vicky Young…

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Waterstones

Waterstones

I recently teamed up with IngramSpark in order to make my novels more accessible to larger bookstores, including Waterstones! Ever since stumbling into my first Waterstones bookstore on a trip to London years ago, it’s been a dream to see my novels there. And now they are! 🙂 You can now order Down and Out in Kathmandu, The Lover’s Portrait, Rituals of the Dead, and Marked for Revenge at most independent and major bookstores around the world. Happy reading! 20

Art in Fiction

Art in Fiction

Check out this new website dedicated to Art in Fiction – the place to find fiction inspired by the arts! I am truly honored to see three of my books featured on it. I can’t wait to see what amazing reads will be added soon… You can join as a reader or author for free! 20

BookBub

BookBub

During a recent vacation to Munich, I received some incredible news from the wonderful folks at BookBub! Follow me now to be one of the first to know which book of mine they will be featuring in mid-August! 20

Zelda Richardson Mystery Series is now live

Zelda Richardson Mystery Series is now live

Introducing the Zelda Richardson Mystery Series and Adventures in Backpacking series! Feedback from several wonderful readers has convinced me to split my novels into two groupings – the Adventures in Backpacking series and Zelda Richardson Mystery series. Down and Out in Kathmandu, Holiday Gone Wrong, and Notes of a Naive Traveler all fall nicely into the backpacker group. The Lover’s Portrait, Rituals of the Dead, and Marked for Revenge constitute the mystery series. While preparing to release Marked for Revenge,…

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When Fiction is Perceived as Fact: Rituals of the Dead

When Fiction is Perceived as Fact: Rituals of the Dead

My latest novel, Rituals of the Dead, came to be because I wanted to write a mystery about an Asmat bis pole. Considering the Asmat live in the Indonesian province of Papua, the setting for my historical mystery was easily decided. The premise was simple: my protagonist – an art history student in present-day Amsterdam – would investigate an event that took place in Papua, before the Dutch government ceded their control to the newly-formed nation of Indonesia in 1963….

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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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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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