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Down and Out in Kathmandu: A Backpacker Mystery

Down and Out in Kathmandu: A Backpacker Mystery

by Jennifer S. Alderson
Down and Out in Kathmandu: A Backpacker Mystery

Down and Out in Kathmandu: A Backpacker Mystery

by Jennifer S. Alderson


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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!

Travel from the dusty, tout-filled streets and holy sites of Nepal to the sultry metropolises and picture-perfect beaches of Thailand, as Zelda and Ian try to outsmart the smugglers and escape Asia alive.

This fast-paced, thrilling travel mystery set in Nepal and Thailand is sure to captivate readers thirsty for some armchair adventure. Down and Out in Kathmandu: A Backpacker Mystery is the perfect book for lovers of dark comedy, backpacker fiction and (mis)adventure novels.

This novel is a PREQUEL to the award-winning Zelda Richardson Mystery Series.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789083001104
Publisher: Traveling Life Press
Publication date: 03/21/2019
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Jennifer S. Alderson was born in San Francisco, raised in Seattle, and currently lives in Amsterdam. Before settling in the Netherlands, she traveled extensively around Asia, Oceania, Australia, and Central America. Her love of travel, art, and culture inspires her award-winning Zelda Richardson Mystery Series. 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.

Table of Contents



The arrival

Ian’s first drug buy

Sweet freedom

Tommy’s place

Zelda’s latest souvenir

Extra person fee

Chillin’ in Kathmandu

Zelda moves in

Ian makes a friend

Tommy makes a decision

Back to school

Rebel without a clue

Mahendra’s birthday present

Tommy goes shopping

Prisoner transport

Inspired by Chad

Tommy surfs the internet

Zelda becomes a teacher

In Bangkok with The Greek

Ian’s hippie paradise

Tommy makes a deal

It’s all in the wrist

Paradise lost

The Cow Patty Incident

Ian’s lost that loving feeling

Tommy visits the docks

Zelda almost gets her groove back

Life choices

Tommy takes a trip

The decision to flee came suddenly

Calling in a favor

Time to say goodbye

Too late for regrets

Tommy’s traded in

Déjà vu in Kathmandu

Back to Bangkok

Plumbing problems

Ian blows it

Zelda to the rescue

Setting the trap

Zelda leaves a note

Tommy finally does something right

How fast does karma work?

Tourist time

Leaving on a jet plane


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