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Mission Museum Steyl

Mission Museum Steyl

At the southernmost tip of the Netherlands is a hidden jewel unknown to most tourists and locals – the Monastery village of Steyl. It is situated on a bend in the Maas River, across the water from Germany and close to the Belgian border.   Steyl Mission Congregation The village was founded in 1875 by Father Arnold Janssen as the home for his newly established Steyl Mission Congregation. The brothers and sisters of this Catholic organization built their own self-sufficient…

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Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery Excerpt – Visit to Mission Museum Steyl

Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery Excerpt – Visit to Mission Museum Steyl

Here is a short excerpt of my latest novel, Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery (Book Three in the Adventures of Zelda Richardson series). In this passage, Zelda and her friend Friedrich are visiting the Mission Museum in Steyl for the first time. Here are their impressions of this impressive collection. If you want to read my article about my own visit to this fascinating museum, click here.   Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery Excerpt Zelda followed…

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First official review of Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery!

First official review of Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery!

I am thrilled to see the first official review of Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery on Goodreads​! “History comes alive in this story as Zelda photographs the diary, unearthing a story of murder, greed, missionaries and artifacts. It is not a book one puts down easily. The characters are carefully crafted, engaging you from page one. Alderson takes you from past to present and back again seamlessly as you follow events Zelda has yet to unravel…” THANK YOU, early…

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Theresa Smith Writes Behind the Pen and Staying in with Linda Hill

Theresa Smith Writes Behind the Pen and Staying in with Linda Hill

I am again touched by the kindness and support book bloggers lend to us authors. It is truly appreciated! Today I would like to share two new posts – Behind the Pen feature on Theresa Smith Writes Book Blog and Staying in with… on Linda Hill’s Book Blog. Both were wonderful ways of connecting with new readers. I also enjoyed ‘visiting’ Australia again, thanks to Theresa Smith. If you love to read, both sites are well worth your time! Behind the Pen feature…

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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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Asmat Bis Poles, Rituals of the Dead, and an Interview with Arjan van Heemsvliet

Asmat Bis Poles, Rituals of the Dead, and an Interview with Arjan van Heemsvliet

I am pleased to share a new interview and article with you! Jennifer S. Alderson Interviews Arjan Van Heemsvliet from The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery The art dealer in The Lover’s Portrait, Arjan van Heemsvliet was an unwilling guest on the History Imagined website this week. You can read more about his upbringing and daily life during the Second World War, here. “It is an honor to interview preeminent art dealer Arjan van Heemsvliet today. Since the publication of The…

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