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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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MysteryThrillerWeek: Mystery and Thriller Passport Theme

MysteryThrillerWeek: Mystery and Thriller Passport Theme

Welcome to the first of four themed posts about Mystery Thriller Week, 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 fourteen books from the Mystery and Thriller Passport Theme, mysteries and thrillers set outside of the United States. Authors Anne C. Carmichael,…

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Guest post on Women Writers, Women’s Books

Guest post on Women Writers, Women’s Books

How Archival Research added Texture to my Novel I’m so excited to see an article I’ve written about the historical research I conducted while writing The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery, now featured on the front page of the amazing online magazine, Women Writers, Women’s Books! What an honor! I’d love to hear what you think of the article, and what your responses are to the questions I pose at the end of the article: “Fellow authors, do you conduct archival…

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Is there a sculpture by Picasso in Vondelpark?

Is there a sculpture by Picasso in Vondelpark?

Scattered throughout Amsterdam’s largest city park – Vondelpark – are several statues and sculptures, including one designed by Pablo Picasso, Figure découpée l’Oiseau. Though Picasso intended it to be a bird (note the feet recognizable at the bottom of the sculpture), Amsterdammers have always seen it as a fish and locally it’s known as ‘Picasso’s Fish statue’. It was a gift from the artist to Amsterdam in 1965. That same year, the city organized an exhibition of artwork featuring some…

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The Lover’s Portrait Google Map

The Lover’s Portrait Google Map

Explore Amsterdam through the eyes of my main character, Zelda Richardson, and learn fun new facts about the city along the way. Photos and excerpts of The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery are included in the descriptions of these lovely places. Hope you enjoy roaming around Amsterdam! https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=15DHJ67jcjJUNzMiVY2-AyHnOuKY   20

The Lover’s Portrait added to Stedelijk Museum and Jewish Historical Museum libraries

The Lover’s Portrait added to Stedelijk Museum and Jewish Historical Museum libraries

In August 2016, The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery was added to the library collections of two incredible cultural institutions: the Stedelijk Museum and Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam. The Stedelijk Museum, one of the world’s most renown contemporary art museums, decided to include my novel in their collection thanks to my descriptions of the processes involved in the restitution of Nazi-looted artwork. A few weeks later, I received word that the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam was so pleased with their…

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The Lover’s Portrait at Pink Point Amsterdam

The Lover’s Portrait at Pink Point Amsterdam

I am *extremely* proud to see The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery on display at Pink Point Amsterdam on the Westermarkt! Pink Point is the world’s first gay and lesbian tourist kiosk, providing general information, pamphlets, advice and travel tips for LGBT tourists. Their knowledgeable staff can also tell you more about the history of the neighboring Homomonument — the world’s first tribute to the many gay and lesbian people who lost their lives during World War II. They also…

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Press Release: The Lover’s Portrait now available as pre-order

Press Release: The Lover’s Portrait now available as pre-order

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, APRIL 21, 2016 – Jennifer S. Alderson announces the release of her second novel, The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery, on June 24, 2016 in both print and eBook format. It is now available as pre-order on Amazon, Apple iBooks, Kobo Books and Barnes and Noble. This amateur sleuth mystery describes the plight of homosexuals and Jewish artists in Europe during World War II, as well as the complexities inherent to the restitution of artwork stolen by…

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