Rituals of the Dead on Amy Shannon’s Top 10 Book and Top 20 Authors lists

I am to see my latest novel, Rituals of the Dead: An Art Mystery, receiving so many great reviews since its publication on April 6!

I am quite grateful to book blogger and author Amy Shannon for posting one of the first official reviews of Rituals of the Dead. And what a review!

5 Stars – Magnificent

“First, I’m a big fan of Alderson’s, and I’ve read her other books, The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery, Down and Out in Kathmandu: Adventures in Backpacking, and Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand. I was impressed by the first book and continued to love her work. When I heard about this one, Rituals of the Dead, I was already excited to read it. Now, with all that said, I need to dive right into this story. Even when I like or love an author’s work, I never have any preconceived notions about whether or not I will like the book or not. From chapter one, I was drawn in, very curious about Nick and wondering where he or his life would fall in to the life of Zelda. Alderson is a grand writer, and I like her writing style. Her research and knowledge are shown within the story, and her characters. I like Zelda, and always have, and this book brings more depth to her character, and sets her on a new mystery. I love that she’s human, and has to prevent herself from getting sick in the most presence of the most gruesome scenes of death and decay. Look forward to more. Simply magnificent, filled with intrigue and suspense, and a lot of wonder!”

You can find her review here.

She has also included her review in Uncaged Book Reviews issue published on May 2, 2018! Look for it on page 84.

Rituals of the Dead also made it onto her Top 10 Books of 2018 and I find myself on her Top 20 Authors of 2018 list. 🙂

Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery is now available as paperback and eBook on AmazoniBooks, Kobo, Barnes and Noble NOOKGoogle PlaySmashwords, or your favorite retailer.

For fans of the audiobook, it will be released on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes in early June 2018.


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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!