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 the Nazis in the 1930s and 1940s.

Set in the Netherlands, The Lover’s Portrait is the contemporary story of American art history student Zelda Richardson, 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. Her discoveries make her a target of someone willing to steal – and even kill – to find the lost paintings. As the list of suspects grows, Zelda realizes she has to track down the lost collection and unmask a killer if she wants to survive.

The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery draws on the author’s experiences gained while studying art history in the Netherlands and working for several Dutch museums. Before moving to Amsterdam twelve years ago, Jennifer S. Alderson worked as a journalist and website developer in Seattle, Washington.

Jennifer is also the author of Down and Out in Kathmandu: Adventures in Backpacking. Both books are part of an on-going stand-alone series following the adventures of traveler and culture lover, Zelda Richardson.

To obtain a review copy of The Lover’s Portrait or to book presentations, media appearances, interviews, and/or book-signings, contact the author via Cover art and author photographs are available at

Title: The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery
Author: Jennifer S. Alderson
Publisher: Traveling Life Press, Amsterdam
Page Count: 263
Formats: Paperback (6x9), eBook
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense/Mystery
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense/Amateur Sleuth
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense/International Mystery & Crime
Price: $13.99 (Paperback) $3.99 (eBook)
ISBN-10 number: 1523489170
ISBN-13 number: 978-1523489176
Publication Date: June 24, 2016

Jennifer S. Alderson

Hello! I am the author of the Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mystery series, the Zelda Richardson Art Mystery series, and Adventures in Backpacking novels. I love to write and blog about travel, art, museums, expat life, and great books. Thanks for stopping by!