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News and information related to my second novel, The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery (Book Two in the Adventures of Zelda Richardson series)

New cover for The Lover’s Portrait

New cover for The Lover’s Portrait

  My art mystery, The Lover’s Portrait, is getting a face lift! The new cover is going live on Amazon as I type this post. I hope you like the new look! You can pick up the audiobook, paperback or eBook from iBooks, Amazon COM, Amazon UK, Barnes & Noble, Audible US, Audible UK, Audible France or Audible Germany, AbeBooks, BAM or Book Depository.

WWII-themed Giveaway on Mary Anne Yarde’s Myths, Legends, Books & Coffee Pots blog

WWII-themed Giveaway on Mary Anne Yarde’s Myths, Legends, Books & Coffee Pots blog

Today historical fiction author Mary Anne Yarde is featuring my article about the restitution of WWII looted art on her Myths, Legends, Books & Coffee Pots blog. Please do stop by and have a read. While you are there, you can entered the WWII-themed Giveaway to win an Anne Frank House bag and canal houses bookmark. Click HERE to read the blog post and enter the giveaway. Good luck and happy reading!

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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World War II and Looted Art – inspirations for The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery

World War II and Looted Art – inspirations for The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery

The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery is a dual timeline thriller set in WWII and present-day Amsterdam. The plot and several characters were inspired by university lectures and archival research I conducted while studying art history and museum studies at the University of Amsterdam. To learn more about Amsterdam’s turbulent World War II history, read my article “Amsterdam: the Perfect Setting for an Art Mystery“. To learn more about the artists who inspired the portrait from which this novel takes…

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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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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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Travel by Audiobook to the Netherlands

Travel by Audiobook to the Netherlands

Fancy a trip to the Netherlands? Whether you enjoy amateur sleuth mysteries, psychological thrillers or WWII historical fiction, these (audio)books are guaranteed to transport you to Holland – no passport required! All three authors – Anja de Jager, Imogen Matthews and Jennifer S. Alderson – have a special bond with the Netherlands and their descriptions of setting are sure to resonate with readers who have visited this lovely country before, and inspire those who have not yet been! Happy travels…

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The Lover’s Portrait and Rituals of the Dead are Amazon Bestsellers

The Lover’s Portrait and Rituals of the Dead are Amazon Bestsellers

It has taken a while for the shock to wear off, but I am so thankful to the thousands of readers who have found my books as of late! In early June, The Lover’s Portrait hit number 75 on Amazon’s Kindle list. It was also the number 1 Bestseller in the categories Historical Thrillers, Amateur Sleuth, Heist Thrillers, and Historical European Fiction in Canada, Australia and the United States for four glorious days. Since then, my art mystery and artifact…

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