Reviews

'Everyone should be forced to take a spoonful of Alex Connor every day.'

Daily Telegraph.

'Alex Connor looks set to do for art what David Attenborough has done for animals.'

Press Association.

Some reviews on the Art Thrillers

Caravaggio Conspiracy - 'A deep knowledge of the art world with spikes of frantic action’ - CrimeSquad

'The Caravaggio Conspiracy sped by and entertained me immensely. Finding a good thriller writer is hard, finding a great one is nigh on impossible'

Parmenian Books.

'A truly superb book ... the end is totally unexpected. Highly recommended'

Euro Crime.

'A deep knowledge of the art world is displayed by Connor ... the pace is steady with spikes of frantic action ... a marvellous twist at the end'

CrimeSquad.

'THE CARAVAGGIO CONSPIRACY is her fifth art-linked thriller and it is very, very, good. '

EUROCRIME

'The Caravaggio Conspiracy is one hell of a hectic week for the art world, and it unravels gradually and brilliantly.' 

Review - Wonderland Avenue

'The plot is fast paced and the twists and turns keep the reader surprised at their unexpectedness. The author manages to give a real sense of London, Berlin, New York and Palermo and all impress with their differing attitudes and appearances.'

REVIEW CRIME FICTION

'The characters are well described, rounded, not all that likable, and yet Connor had made sure my interest was held throughout. The sign of a good author.'

BEST SELLING CRIME THRILLERS

The novel is fast-paced and the atmosphere is tense from the get-go with the stench of fear pervading every page. The story is full of interesting and rich,

realistic characters that you really believe,

Review - HISTORICAL HONEY

The Rembrandt Secret is a truly superb book! The clever way in which fiction and fact are woven together in this book makes it compelling reading. I enjoyed every single page and was completely caught out by the wonderfully surprising ending.

EURO CRIME

This book is an excellent read, and I won’t be able to look at a Rembrandt now without a chill running up my spine. 

HISTORICAL NOVEL REVIEW

'By the end of the day I had finished; one sitting, four hundred and forty-eight pages. A truly fantastic read.  This novel is one which is written so wonderfully; the story seemingly weaved so effortlessly, but with yet such precision.'

BCF REVIEWS

Inspired by real events in the artist's life, The Rembrandt Secret is an incredible page-turner that combines deadly murder and the hidden truth behind one of the world's most famous artists. 

THE NATIONAL GALLERY, LONDON

 

The Memory of Bones aka The Goya Enigma - REVIEWS

'Connor paints a grim picture of the ruthlessness of collectors in the art world.  With well-fleshed out characters,she  weaves a gripping tale of greed, deception and murder.  Culminating in a marvelously satisfying twist, this book is highly recommended.

PROMOTING CRIME FICTION

A simply superb tale, MEMORY OF BONES will have you hooked as soon as you turn over the first page. Alex Connor is a master at keeping the pace moving 

HISTORICAL REVIEW

Legacy of Blood- REVIEWS

Connor paints art dealers as a murky, dishonest, back-stabbing bunch, which makes me feel she has had extensive experience of that world. All her characters stand out, each with their own stories that affect their actions and Connor has a canny knack of building the tension and then leaves the reader floundering when all the clues she lays are proved wrong.

HISTORICAL CRIME FICTION

“Legacy of Blood” is one of the best books I have read for a very long time. From the first moment I opened the book, I was drawn into the mystery and history that is involved throughout the story. I have rarely encountered so much suspense reading a book....

VALERIE PENNY'S BOOK REVIEWS

It is a great, entertaining read giving some insight into the world of art and its dealers. 

WRITERS WRITE REVIEWS

Isle of the Dead REVIEWS

'It needs concentration to read the chapters as they jump in and out of time-frames and locations, but Connor brings all of her characters vividly to life in beautiful prose and you will be gripped by the surprise ending. Here's a thriller among the best of its kind.'

DAILY NEWS

The author takes us on a riveting journey from 15th century Venice to present-day London 

NORTHERN STAR

This is a depraved tale where history and the present day merge into one and where the basest aspects of humanity - such as competitiveness, ruthlessness, and desire for sex and money - contribute to a horrifying set of circumstances where evil can flourish.Even in the last few chapters, there are unanticipated revelations, making the reader feel confident in the author's ability to stay one step ahead the whole time. PROMOTING CRIME FICTION

The book sped by and entertained me immensely. Finding a good thriller writer is hard, finding a great one is nigh on impossible 

PARMENION REVIEWS

Isle of the Dead is a thundering thriller about two serial killers - one in the 16th century, and the other in the 21st century.

FEMALE FIRST

The Caravaggio Trilogy

"A brilliant novel that drags us into the baroque Rome of Caravaggio." 
MARCELLO SIMONI

'An author who can be defined, without a shadow of a doubt, as the female Dan Brown. '
LIBERO

'With bewitching writing, Alex Connor composes a literary fresco that plays with light and shadow and tells the legend of the greatest painter in history. Lyrical, sensual, passionate, violent: a great trilogy.' 


MATTEO STRUKUL, best selling author of the I Medici series

 

Some reviews for Historical Sagas

'Not drawn with pastel tones, but gritty and believable...' The Figaro, France

THE TAILOR'S WIFE

Entertaining and pacy - SUNDAY EXPRESS

A masterly tale..... WARWICKSHIRE AND WORCESTERSHIRE LIFE

Unexpected plot twists hold the interest in this long, well written saga - FAMILY CIRCLE

A great yarn - WOMAN

Well worth packing with the sun oil......MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Compelling - LIVING

'Utterly compelling.' HELLO magazine

Rags to riches sizzler - GIRL ABOUT TOWN

Alexandra Connor is as confident with her rapidly shifting interiors as she is with her worldly asides - and a happy ending is on offer, despite some nuggets of damning wisdom - OPTIONS

A read that holds your attention all the way - WOMAN AND HOME

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