Jennifer S. Alderson was born in San Francisco, raised in Seattle, and currently lives in Amsterdam. After traveling extensively around Asia, Oceania, and Central America, she moved to Darwin, Australia, before finally settling in the Netherlands. Her background in journalism, multimedia development, and art history enriches her novels. When not writing, she can be found in a museum, biking around Amsterdam, or enjoying a coffee along the canal while planning her next research trip.
Jennifer’s love of travel, art, and culture inspires her award-winning, internationally oriented series—the Zelda Richardson Mystery Series—and standalone stories.
The Lover’s Portrait (Book One) is a suspenseful whodunit about Nazi-looted artwork that transports readers to WWII and present-day Amsterdam. Art, religion, and anthropology collide in Rituals of the Dead(Book Two), a thrilling artifact mystery set in Papua New Guinea and the Netherlands. Her pulse-pounding adventure set in the Netherlands, Croatia, Italy, and Turkey—Marked for Revenge (Book Three)—is a story about stolen art, the mafia, and a father’s vengeance.
She is also the author of two adventure thrillers: Down and Out in Kathmandu and Holiday Gone Wrong. Her travelogue, Notes of a Naive Traveler, is a must read for those interested in traveling to Nepal and Thailand. All three are part of the Adventures in Backpacking box set.
Down and Out in Kathmandu: A Backpacker Mystery (Adventures of Zelda Richardson Book 1)
Zelda wants to teach children English and "find herself"
in Kathmandu. Ian wants to get stoned and trek the Himalayas.
Tommy wants to get rich by smuggling diamonds. How their stories
collide will leave you on the edge of your seat!
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Holiday Gone Wrong: An Adventures of Zelda Richardson mystery thriller series short story set in Panama and Costa Rica
After a tiresome year of computer programming, Zelda Richardson
is back on the road - destination Panama and Costa Rica. Learning
to scuba dive, exploring Central American rainforests, and
climbing a volcano sounded like the perfect antidotes to
Seattle's spring rains.
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Marked for Revenge: An Art Heist Thriller (Zelda Richardson Mystery Series Book 3)
An adrenaline-fueled adventure set in the Netherlands,
Croatia, Italy, Luxembourg, and Turkey about stolen art, the
mafia, and a father's vengeance.
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The Lover's Portrait: An Art Mystery (Zelda Richardson Mystery Series Book 1)
A portrait holds the key to recovering a cache of looted
artwork, secreted away during World War II, in this captivating
historical art thriller set in the 1940s and present-day
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.
Adventures in Backpacking Box Set: Down and Out in Kathmandu, Holiday Gone Wrong, Notes of a Naive Traveler
Get your passport ready! These exciting tales will
transport you to exotic locations in Nepal, Thailand, Costa Rica
and Panama for three trips of a lifetime.
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