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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, Audible co uk, and iBooks.

I will also be organizing a promo code giveaway soon – stay tune for more details 🙂

Happy listening, mystery and historical fiction fans!


UPDATE OCTOBER 6: ‘I give this incredible book five stars!’

First review of The Lover’s Portrait audiobook is already in!!

Many thanks to Vicki Mejia-Gewe of FangirlNation for reviewing my new audiobook.

“This book gripped my interest through the entire course of listening to it. I really enjoyed the details of all the research into the provenance of art as well as all the periodic flashbacks to Amsterdam 1942, in the middle of the war. It made the realities of those living through the war become so much more vivid. The details of the characters’ natures came through interestingly as well.

Carol Purdom performs the audio edition of this book and helps to keep the book moving very quickly. She reads in a comfortable voice that enlivens the book and kept me listening nonstop to the book.

I was highly impressed by The Lover’s Portrait. I’m not interested in art in general, but that did not prevent me from being drawn to this book. Further, I only noticed halfway through that this is the second book in a series, but that wasn’t even apparent from the book. I give this incredible book five stars!”

Read the entire review here


The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery

Missing masterpieces, Nazi blackmailers and a pesky amateur sleuth.

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 a treasure trove of modern masterpieces buried somewhere in Amsterdam, presumably lost forever. That is, until American art history student Zelda Richardson sticks her nose in.

After studying for a year in the Netherlands, Zelda scores an internship at the prestigious Amsterdam Museum, where she works on an exhibition of paintings and sculptures once stolen by the Nazis, lying unclaimed in Dutch museum depots almost seventy years later.

When two women claim the same portrait of a young girl entitled Irises, Zelda is tasked with investigating the painting’s history and soon finds evidence that one of the two women must be lying about her past. Before she can figure out which one and why, Zelda learns about the Dutch art dealer’s concealed collection. And that Irises is the key to finding it.

Her discoveries make her a target of someone willing to steal – and even kill – to find the missing 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.

** One of The Displaced Nation’s Top 36 Expat Fiction Picks of 2016 **

Set in present day and wartime Amsterdam, this captivating mystery is not just about stolen paintings, but also the lives that were stolen.

The perfect novel for those who love art, history and mysteries.

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.

©2016 Jennifer S. Alderson (P)2017 Jennifer S. Alderson

Written by: Jennifer S. Alderson
Narrated by: Carol Purdom
Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release Date:10-02-17
Publisher: Jennifer S. Alderson
Whispersync for Voice-ready

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!

This Post Has 11 Comments

  1. Jana Leah

    I would like a US code, please. Thanks for the chance!

  2. Tara Brown

    Congratulations on such an awesome review! Woohoo! Sounds like one I need to listen to! 🙂 Thank you for this giveaway opportunity…US code, please. Best of luck to all!

    1. Jennifer S. Alderson

      Hi Tara, thanks!! I’m really excited to see how well listeners are responding to the audiobook. You are entered in the contest 🙂

  3. Jackie

    Newsletter US code. Sounds absolutely wonderful

  4. Crystal Blackburn

    Newsletter – US code

    I love mysteries especially in audiobook format and this one sounds very interesting. Learning about art and history while trying to figure out a mystery makes for a good time.

    1. Jennifer S. Alderson

      Hi Crystal, that’s great to hear! Thanks for entering the promo giveaway and subscribing to my newsletter. I appreciate your interest!

  5. Jennifer S. Alderson

    Dear Newsletter subscribers, I forgot to mention the contest ends November 19!

    Also, though comments are in moderation, if you leave a comment I will see it immediately and approve it as soon as I’m at my desktop. Best of luck!!

  6. Diane Lynch

    I read and reviewed this recently. Great book!

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