Marked for Revenge: An Art Heist Thriller

Marked for Revenge: An Art Heist Thriller

by Jennifer S. Alderson


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An adrenaline-fueled adventure set in the Netherlands, Croatia, Italy, and Turkey about stolen art, the mafia, and a father’s vengeance.

When researcher Zelda Richardson begins working at a local museum, she doesn’t expect to get entangled with an art theft, knocked unconscious by a forger, threatened by the mob, or stalked by drug dealers.

To make matters worse, a Croatian gangster is convinced Zelda knows where a cache of recently pilfered paintings is. She must track down an international gang of art thieves and recover the stolen artwork in order to save those she loves most.

The trouble is, Zelda doesn’t know where to look. Teaming up with art detective Vincent de Graaf may be her only hope at salvation. The trail of clues leads Zelda and Vincent on a pulse-pounding race across Europe to a dramatic showdown in Turkey that may cost them their lives.

The novels in the Zelda Richardson Mystery Series are stand-alone stories that can be read in any order.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789083001135
Publisher: Traveling Life Press
Publication date: 05/17/2019
Series: Zelda Richardson Mystery Series , #3
Pages: 312
Sales rank: 807,473
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

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. Jennifer's love of travel, art, and culture inspires her award-winning, internationally oriented mystery series-the Zelda Richardson Mystery Series-and standalone stories. 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

Nighttime Flight 1

A Meeting in Marmaris 5

Balkan Bandits Strike Again! 8

A Golden Opportunity 16

A Job Proposal 21

Sleepless Nights 30

Time to Get Robbing 34

Late Night Visit to Museum Friesland 37

One Down, Sixteen to Go 41

Conversations with American Modernists 43

Opening Night 48

A Moonlight Paddle 52

Broken Glass 55

Branching Out 60

Artnapping or Theft-on-demand? 66

The Audacity of Art Thieves 73

The Art Detective 77

Creating a Legacy 81

Seeing Double 86

Beer and a Book 90

Welcome Back 94

What Day Is It? 103

Practice Makes Perfect 106

A Little Birdie Told Me… 112

Family History 116

An Old Friend 122

Peace of Mind 126

People Don’t Just Disappear 128

Ode to Modernists 131

On the Road to Recovery 135

Unexpected Visitor 139

Faulty Memories 141

Securing Storage Space 143

Plea for Help 145

Team Will’s Last Assignment 151

A Drunken Dare 155

A New Lead 158

Try Not to Worry 160

Mistaken Identity 162

Plan B 166

Rotten Flowers 170

Grasping at Straws 173

A New Lead 177

Moving Forward 181

Teaming Up 183

Letters from Home 187

Breaking Routine 193

A Walk to Paradise Garden 195

Sweating the Small Stuff 203

White Lies 205

Tying Up Loose Ends 209

An Unexpected Vistor 211

Going Viral 214

Sally’s Coffee Hour 216

Amsterdam of the South 219

Venetian Betrayal 227

You Only Live Once 231

Hitching a Ride 236

Two Birds, One Stone 238

Exploring Marmaris 240

Stake out in Turkey 247

A Moment of Weakness 252

Hookah for One 254

A Quick Visit to Marmaris Castle 256

Bad Luck 261

Ivan’s Final Message 266

The Weakest Link 269

Moving Too Fast 273

Breaking News 275

A Museum in Marmaris 281

Bucket List 284

Miracles Do Exist 286

Next Assignment 289

Acknowledgments 293

About the Author 295

Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery 297

Down and Out in Kathmandu: A Backpacker Mystery 301

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Marked for Revenge: An Art Heist Thriller 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Monnie777 7 months ago
So I had no idea this was the third book in this series. Which is great because you can jump right into reading this book without feeling lost. I enjoyed this book even if I knew barely anything they talked about with the art. The book is in so many different point of views that you feel like your right there with the people. All the different places Zelda goes in this book has a great description of each place. I would read more in this series even though I know nothing about art. *I received a free copy of this book via the NetGalley and am voluntarily leaving a review.*
JJY 8 months ago
An intriguing art heist mystery! Ivan Novak has waited three years for the revenge of his daughter’s death that his soul demands. Now the opportunity has come to make Luka Antic pay; by forfeiting his thriving art crime empire and, with any luck, his life. The timing is critical and the outcome uncertain, but the outcome will give him peace of mind knowing that Marjana’s murder was avenged. The targeted artwork is in numerous museums in the Netherlands including the Amstel Modern where director Julie Merriweather has brought together the works of an impressive group of renowned artists. After only six months as director, Julie intends for this exhibit to make her mark in the art world but a theft on opening night could put an end to her dream. The book is a well-written crime novel with good character development. There were plot twists and subplots. I received a free copy but my review is honest and voluntary. The storyline is suspenseful and unpredictable which made it impossible to put down once I started reading.
Amys_Bookshelf_Reviews 8 months ago
An adventure in art As a fan of Alderson's, I was anxious to start reading Marked for Revenge: An Art Heist Thriller. First, I like how Alderson shows a story. Yes, she shows it with all the details and fluidity of her writing that brings the reader right smack in the middle of the thriller. Filled with suspense, twists and just magnificent writing, the reader gets a view of this journey as it unfolds. The pace of the story is perfect, and the story brings the reader in at the right moment, and after reading the first few pages, this reader couldn't wait to read more. What happens next and how does this matter to the story? Questions that are soon answered as I continued on. Yes, I love Alderson's stories, and I love her Zelda, someone that is filled with zest and curiosity, and a lot of knowledge. Again, I was honored to read more of her stories, and as she writes, I will read. This one definitely kept me on the edge of my seat. Sometimes it's just a few words that bring a reader in, and in this case, it was Luca saying, "I am listening." And that's all it took.