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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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The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery is an Audiobook

The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery is an Audiobook

I am so excited to announce the release of my first audiobook!! The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery is now available on Audible, iBooks and Amazon worldwide! It’s already WhisperSync ready (meaning if you buy the Kindle version, you can pick up the audiobook for next to nothing). You can also listen to it for free when you sign up for an Audible membership. You can listen to a sample of narrator Carol Purdom’s smooth voice on Amazon, Audible com,…

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The Man Who Fooled the Third Reich by Maggi Andersen

The Man Who Fooled the Third Reich by Maggi Andersen

Mystery Thriller Week brought me into contact with all sorts of amazing authors, including the lovely Maggi Andersen. She’s the author of twenty-four novels and several short stories, written in the contemporary Mystery, Historical Romance and Romantic Suspense genres. She’s even contributed to a non-fiction book about castles, customs and kings in Scotland! It is my pleasure to share her article about one of my favorite Dutch personalities, Han van Meegeren. Find out now why the Dutch love this art…

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The Displaced Nation’s Top 36 Fiction Picks: books for, by and about expats and other global creatives in 2016

The Displaced Nation’s Top 36 Fiction Picks: books for, by and about expats and other global creatives in 2016

I’m honored beyond belief to see my second novel, The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery, included in The Displaced Nation’s yearly roundup of recommended books for, by, and about expats and other global creatives! Read their list of 36 top fiction picks for 2016 and find a new title or two to read: Top 60 books for, by & about expats and other global creatives in 2016 (1/2) Posted by ML Awanohara on February 25, 2017 “Are bookworms like earth worms: do…

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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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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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Welcome to Mystery Thriller Week!

Welcome to Mystery Thriller Week!

After blogging about it for weeks, the event to end all events (at least for Mystery and Thriller lovers) has finally begun! ‘Name the Character’ Mega Giveaway To celebrate Mystery Thriller Week, I’ve set up a ‘Name the Character’ Mega Giveaway, giving fans a chance to name a character in my upcoming art mystery thriller The Anthropologist and win this fabulous prize package. Enter now via my blog, Facebook, or Goodreads! Twenty other lucky entrants will win one of my…

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‘Name the Character’ Mega Giveaway!

‘Name the Character’ Mega Giveaway!

January 24, 2017 – February 21, 2017 Win the Grand Prize Swag Bag or 1 of 20 eBooks! Okay creative types, now is your chance to name a character in my upcoming art mystery, The Anthropologist (working title), and see your own name immortalized in the book’s acknowledgements! The entrant with the ‘best’ name wins an extremely cool Grand Prize swag bag: Signed paperback copies of The Lover’s Portrait and Down and Out in Kathmandu (the first two books in…

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MTW: Historical Mysteries and Thrillers Theme

MTW: Historical Mysteries and Thrillers Theme

Welcome to the third of four themed posts about MysteryThrillerWeek, an annual event celebrating the Mystery and Thriller genres! Over two-hundred authors are participating in this global event. To help readers and authors better connect, a variety of themed lists – sub-categories of both genres – have been created. Today I’m thrilled to share with you eight books from the Historical Mysteries and Thrillers Theme, books which transport you back to Amsterdam during World War Two, Victorian England, the American Revolution,…

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MTW: Art-related Mysteries and Thrillers Theme

MTW: Art-related Mysteries and Thrillers Theme

Welcome to the second of four themed posts about MysteryThrillerWeek, an annual event celebrating the Mystery and Thriller genres! Over two-hundred authors are participating in this global event. To help readers and authors better connect, a variety of themed lists – sub-categories of both genres – have been created. Today I’m thrilled to share with you nine books from the Art-related Mysteries and Thrillers Theme, also known as the Artwork, Relics, Gems and Precious Minerals Theme. Though this category initially…

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