Interviews with BrizzleLass Books and Emma the Little Bookworm

I feel so lucky to have so much support from the book blogging community! Huge thanks to Claire from BrizzleLass Books and Emma the Little Bookworm for hosting me on their fabulous blogs last week. I really appreciate it!

Stop by their blogs to learn more about my upcoming release – Rituals of the Dead – and my award-winning second novel, The Lover’s Portrait. Happy reading!


The Authors Bookshelf Special Edition – Jennifer S. Alderson – Rituals of the Dead

Is there a WIP we can look forward to adding to our bookshelves?

I am so excited to announce the release of my third novel, Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery on April 6! Set in Amsterdam and Papua, it combines anthropology, art, and history into one thrilling adventure.

This time my protagonist, Zelda Richardson, is working at the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam on an exhibition of bis poles from the Asmat region of Papua – the same area where a famous American anthropologist disappeared in 1962. When his journals are found inside one of the bis poles, Zelda is tasked with investigating the man’s last days and his connection to these ritual objects…


Chill With A Book Award Winner Jennifer S. Alderson joins me to talk all things bookish – interview on Emma the Little Bookworm’s book blog

So, your book has been awarded with a Chill with a Book Readers’ Award, what inspired you to write this story?

I moved to the Netherlands from Seattle, Washington to study art history in 2004. During university lectures we spent a lot of time discussing restitution cases involving looted-art, especially paintings stolen by the Nazis during World War Two. I often wondered what would happen if two people claimed the same painting. This question became the central plot of my art mystery, The Lover’s Portrait. The rest of the stories and characters were inspired by archival research I’d conducted into this dark period of Dutch history…

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!