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 have flyers about this touching memorial available in 11 different languages. On top of all that, Pink Point has an incredibly extensive assortment of LGBT souvenirs and postcards!
When in Amsterdam, stop by Pink Point to learn more about the LGBT community and the history of the Homomonument. While you’re there, browse through my book, The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery, to learn more about the treatment of homosexuals in both Amsterdam and Europe during World War II.
“The Lover’s Portrait creates both respect and delight.”
Set in the Netherlands, The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery 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.
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.
“The novel provides thoughtful, engaging reading that keeps you eagerly following past events and present predicaments.”
From Pink Point, take a short walk to Caffè il Momento to pick up your own paperback copy!