Memory of Bones Paperback – 8 Nov 2012
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About the Author
Alex Connor is also known as Alexandra Connor, and has written a number of historical sagas under this name. She is an artist and lives in Brighton.
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I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves a great thriller which is cleverly written and not run of the mill. I hope there will be more of the same to follow.
The atmosphere of the book is almost eerie in parts, the way the Author makes you feel so immersed in this is just one reason i was hooked from the very beginning.
All in all a fascinating history of Goya and Spain, coupled with an intricate contemporary thriller, moving between London, Madrid and New York. Very interesting to see illustrations used in a thriller, have to say it works extremely well, i can't recommend it highly enough!
Published by Quercus, 15 November 2012. ISBN: 978-0-85738-962-6
When Leon Golding comes into possession of the long lost skull of Spain's most famous artist Francisco Goya, he is ecstatic. Leon has devoted his life to solving the meaning of Goya `s black paintings. Now his patience will be rewarded and the art world will finally recognise the name of Leon Golding. His brother Ben, a reconstructive plastic surgeon at the Whitechapel Hospital in London, worries that maybe Ben is heading for another breakdown or not taking his medication.
Unfortunately, in his excitement at getting the skull authenticated, the news has leaked out, and alerted some very rich and powerful collectors who will stop at nothing- not even murder, to own this most prized piece of art history.
Alex Connor paints a grim picture of the ruthlessness of collectors in the art world. Recognised as a money spinner even those who can't afford it jostle to become a middle man for they foresee big commissions for the one in a negotiating position. But for their trouble death awaits. For a skull that has been missing for nearly two centuries it certainly has some adventures as the Golding brothers try to keep it out of reach of obsessed collectors and the head of the powerful Ortega family.
With well-fleshed out characters, Alex Connor weaves a gripping tale of greed, deception and murder. Culminating in a marvelously satisfying twist, this book is highly recommended.
Reviewer: Lizzie Hayes
There are two earlier books The Rembrandt Secret and A Legacy of Death
One point I'd like to make (and I've made this before on other reviews) is that I noticed errors in the print of the Kindle version. Are these not properly proof read? Just a minor annoyance and not to take anything away from the great writing by Alex Connor. I'll be reading more of these.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Have read this series of books and found them all good reading. Good buy.Published 4 months ago by Molly
Alex Connor's art world thrillers are classic historical conspiracy murder mysteries, with international settings, colorful characters, fast-paced action, and marvelous writing. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Bartley C. Frueh
Excellent reading could not put it down, liked the ref to ~Goya~ plenty of twists and turns, I enjoy this type of story.
In the vein of Robert Ludlum, and Dan Brown
If you want to read a great story - buy this book. I have read a few of this Lady's books and I love them. You are going to hear a lot of this Lady in the years to come I'm sure.Published 21 months ago by Iris