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Author: 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!
Normandy Coast and WWII

Normandy Coast and WWII

This summer, my family spent a wonderful ten days traveling around the Normandy coast of France. It was only intended to be a vacation, but I came back inspired to write two new stories set in this lovely location! Look for a Travel Can Be Murder cozy mystery set here sometime next year! The second novel will remain a mystery for a while longer 🙂 Here is a brief look at this fascinating region on the west coast of France….

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New Release – Death by Leprechaun

New Release – Death by Leprechaun

Fancy a trip to Dublin? Why not travel to Ireland with tour guide Lana Hansen and solve a murder along the way? It is my pleasure to share Book 6 of the Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mystery series with you. Death by Leprechaun: A Saint Patrick’s Day Murder in Dublin is now available as eBook, paperback, large print edition, and in Kindle Unlimited! CLICK HERE to buy the eBook, paperback, or read it in Kindle Unlimited.CLICK HERE to buy…

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Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mysteries Boxset

Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mysteries Boxset

I am so excited to announce that the first three eBooks in the Travel Can Be Murder series are now bundled and can be purchased at a discount! This collection includes Death on the Danube, Death by Baguette, and Death by Windmill. It’s the perfect way to binge read the weekend away 🙂 You can buy it as eBook on Amazon worldwide. CLICK HERE to order it now!

Death by Fountain: A Christmas Murder in Rome

Death by Fountain: A Christmas Murder in Rome

I am so excited to announce the release of Book 5 in the Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mystery series – Death by Fountain! Why not spend Christmas in Rome with tour guide Lana Hansen – and solve a murder while you are there! Available as paperback, eBook, and in Kindle Unlimited. Buy it now on Amazon (eBook / paperback), Barnes and Noble, Book Depository, and other fine retailers. Rome – the city of churches, marble… and murder? For one American tourist, a famous fountain…

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Rome: Location Research for Travel Can Be Murder

Rome: Location Research for Travel Can Be Murder

Here in the Alderson household, we are still recovering from a week’s vacation to Rome. It sounds quite jetsettery, but it’s only a two-hour flight from Amsterdam! It was to celebrate my husband’s birthday and conduct a little location research for Book 5 in the Travel Can Be Murder cozy mystery series – Death by Fountain: A Christmas Murder in Rome. Luckily, we left Rome two days before the corona virus reared its ugly head there, as well. A trip…

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The Lover’s Portrait featured on CrimeReads!

The Lover’s Portrait featured on CrimeReads!

I am honored and thrilled to see The Lover’s Portrait featured on the fabulous magazine and website for crime fiction fans – CrimeReads! Art dealer and author Carol Orange included my WWII art history mystery in her list of “7 Great Heist Novels”. I am in GREAT company – Ian Rankin, Daniel Silva, Iain Pears, Jeffrey Archer, Carson Morton, and Robert Brown Parker also made the list. Here’s what she had to say about The Lover’s Portrait: Jennifer S. Alderson,…

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New Release: Death by Bagpipes

New Release: Death by Bagpipes

Follow the further adventures of tour guide Lana Hansen in Death by Bagpipes: A Summer Murder in Edinburgh! When a trip to Scotland ends in tragedy, travel guide Lana Hansen must sleuth out who murdered her guest before she ends up paying the piper. Lana hasn’t seen her ex-husband Ron since their divorce was finalized six months earlier. So when they bump into each on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, she is not exactly jumping for joy. To make matters…

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New Release: Death by Windmill

New Release: Death by Windmill

Welcome to the world, Death By Windmill: A Mother’s Murder in Amsterdam – Book Three of the Travel Can Be Murder Mystery Series! Wanderlust Tours guide Lana Hansen and her mother, Gillian, haven’t seen eye to eye in over a decade, ever since Lana was wrongly fired from her job as an investigative reporter. So when Lana’s boss invites Gillian to join her upcoming Mother’s Day tour to the Netherlands, Lana is less than pleased. What could be worse than…

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Happy release day, The Vermeer Deception!

Happy release day, The Vermeer Deception!

Today is release day for my latest art history mystery, The Vermeer Deception! I am quite excited to see it is now available on Amazon as paperback, eBook, and in Kindle Unlimited. When I set the release date a year ago, I never could have imagined the global crisis we are facing. I hope my books bring a little solace – and perhaps even joy – to your life! Here’s the description of The Vermeer Deception (Book Four in the…

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