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Books in my Handbag Blog: A Pesky Sleuth and Dutch Masterpieces in my Handbag

Books in my Handbag Blog: A Pesky Sleuth and Dutch Masterpieces in my Handbag

I am thrilled to share more about my art history mystery, The Lover’s Portrait, with Jessie Cahalin and her Books in my Handbag Blog! A Pesky Sleuth and Dutch Masterpieces in my Handbag “Travel with Jennifer S Alderson to Amsterdam and find out what has happened to some missing Dutch masterpieces.  Jennifer asked me to hide the paintings in the Handbag Gallery, but if you read the novel then the secrets will be revealed.  A pesky amateur sleuth will guide…

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Amsterdam: the Perfect Setting for an Art Mystery

Amsterdam: the Perfect Setting for an Art Mystery

Amsterdam is the perfect setting for an art-related mystery, especially one in which the looting of artwork by the Nazis during World War Two plays a central role. My second novel, The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery, is about an American art history student who finds clues to the whereabouts of a collection of masterpieces hidden somewhere in Amsterdam, secreted away in 1942 by a homosexual art dealer who’d rather die than turn his collection over to his Nazi blackmailer. I can…

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The Lover’s Portrait is Chill with a Book’s January Book of the Month

The Lover’s Portrait is Chill with a Book’s January Book of the Month

I’m thrilled to announce The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery was chosen as Chill with a Book’s January 2018 Book of the Month! It had already won the  Chill with a Book Readers’ Award and special PB Award, awarded by Chill’s founder Pauline Barclay! January was a great month for my art mystery. I am deeply grateful to all of the Chill With A Book readers 🙂 And the verdict was: “Well written and well researched. I particularly enjoyed how…

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The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery Goodreads Giveaway

The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery Goodreads Giveaway

Don’t miss your chance to win two thrilling art mysteries! Starting today, Goodreads members will have a chance to win a signed paperback copy of The Lover’s Portrait! And don’t forget to enter to win Rituals of the Dead while you are there. Happy reading!   The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery When a Dutch art dealer hides the stock from his gallery – rather than turn it over to his Nazi blackmailer – he pays with his life, leaving…

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Lover’s Portrait wins a Chill with a Book Readers’ Award!

Lover’s Portrait wins a Chill with a Book Readers’ Award!

I am thrilled to announce The Lover’s Portrait won a Chill with a Book Readers’ Award last week! The Lover’s Portrait was read and evaluated by Chill’s readers against the following… Were the characters strong and engaging? Was the book well written? Did the story / plot have you turning the page to find out what happened next? Was the ending satisfying? Would you recommend to someone who reads this kind of story? And the verdict was: “Well written and well researched….

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The Lover’s Portrait is a finalist in Rosie’s Book Review Team 2017 Awards

The Lover’s Portrait is a finalist in Rosie’s Book Review Team 2017 Awards

The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery is 1 of 5 finalists in The Rosie’s Book Review Team 2017 Awards! I am honored beyond belief. The RBRT reviews hundreds of books each year. To be 1 of their top 5 already makes my art mystery a winner, in my mind  However, it would be wonderful to actually win! If you enjoyed The Lover’s Portrait, would you take a moment to vote for it (in the Mystery category)? THANK YOU!!    …

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Map Your Mystery’s Favorites of the Year & Interview

Map Your Mystery’s Favorites of the Year & Interview

I am deeply honored to see The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery was selected by Christine of Map Your Mystery blog as one of her favorite mysteries of 2017! Considering she’s read more than 250 books this year, I am humbled and excited at the same time! If you enjoy reading mysteries strong in setting, you won’t want to miss her reviews. Check out her ‘Reading Goals’ post to see her complete list of favorite mysteries. She was also kind…

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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 Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery​ is 1 year old!

The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery​ is 1 year old!

TIME TO CELEBRATE! The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery​ is 1 year old!   When I released my second novel, I had no idea it would be so well received, read by so many and positively reviewed so often. I am deeply honored and grateful! A year later, I am proud to release an extensively revised Second Edition of my art mystery. I hope the improved editing will provide future readers with an even better reading experience. I am also…

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