Jennifer S. Alderson

Award-winning Historical Fiction Author


About Jennifer S. Alderson

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 mystery series, the Adventures of Zelda Richardson.
In Down and Out in Kathmandu (Book One), Zelda gets entangled with a gang of smugglers whose Thai leader believes she’s stolen his diamonds. Her short story set in Panama and Costa Rica, Holiday Gone Wrong (Book 1.5), will help fans better understand this unintentional amateur sleuth’s decision to study art history and give new readers a taste of her tantalizing misadventures.
The Lover’s Portrait (Book Two) 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 Three), 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: An Art Heist Thriller (Book Four) – is a story about stolen art, the mafia and a father’s vengeance.
Her travelogue, Notes of a Naive Traveler, is a must-read for those interested in learning more about – or wishing to travel to – Nepal and Thailand.

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