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Connor, Alexandra

Works: 66 works in 242 publications in 4 languages and 4,275 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Suspense fiction  Domestic fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Fiction  Anecdotes  Miscellanea  Biography  Biographies  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Actor
Classifications: PR6053.O488, 823.914
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Publications about Alexandra Connor
Publications by Alexandra Connor
Most widely held works by Alexandra Connor
The watchman's daughter by Alexandra Connor( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 328 libraries worldwide
Against the backdrop of the Preston docks, with the looming warehouses and great ships preparing for war, Katherine Shaw faces many an ordeal and crosses many a hurdle before she can find for herself and her little brother Micky security and contentment in a challenging world
The soldier's woman by Alexandra Connor( Book )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 306 libraries worldwide
In Oldham in Lancashire, Faith and her brother James are raised by an aunt following the untimely death of their parents. While James works in their grandparents' photographic studio, Faith befriends the characters in the rag trade. But a sordid encounter causes Faith to mistrust men. However, she finds love with the charismatic wanderer Samuel Granger. Then during the Great War, despite being posted 'missing, presumed dead', he returns to her and baby Milly seriously injured. Struggling financially, Faith takes in a lodger, a Frenchwoman - a war widow with a baby. The two women become close friends. Then tragedy strikes, and Faith realises her trust has been betrayed. She wants revenge and determinedly sets out to reclaim the greatest love of her life
Green Baize Road by Alexandra Connor( Book )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 240 libraries worldwide
Three sisters; three totally different lives. Ellen, generous and capable, runs a billiards hall with her beloved husband Reg. Louise has her eye on better things than the backstreets of Bolton; she's off for a life in the sun with businessman Clem. And Lily, fair and fragile, has lost her feckless man to the war, and can barely cope with her two small daughters. But whatever problems they face, the solutions are all in the family. Ellen has love to spare, and who better to lavish it on than her niece? Louise regards a child as a necessary accessory for her glamorous social position in Australia. Lily's just plain grateful. Yet this is not how the next generation sees it. By the time the world is turned inside out by the next war, two young women are set for the deadliest of rivalries as they fall for the same man
The rembrandt secret by Alexandra Connor( Book )
13 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 238 libraries worldwide
A centuries-old conspiracy is about to explode into the present with devastating consequences. The first victim was forced to swallow stones. The second was whipped to death. The third was stabbed in the heart. A deadly serial killer is taking people down across London and New York. What did they all know? Why were they butchered? Who else is in the killer's sights? And how can they be stopped? 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
Legacy of blood by Alexandra Connor( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 217 libraries worldwide
London, 1732. William Hogarth is called to a murder scene. A woman lies dead, her unborn child ripped from her body. It is a warning. Hogarth painted the future King leaving her bed. He must destroy the painting to survive. But her killers made one mistake. They left the Prince's son alive. Centuries later, one man holds proof of this line of succession and keeps a watchful eye on the Prince's heir. The legacy is a terrible burden, but also an incredible opportunity. During a flight in a private jet, when a fellow passenger speaks of having gained possession of proof of this, the Royal Family's darkest secret, everything changes. Within hours of the flight, three of the seven passengers have been silenced. As the body count rises, Alex Connor ratchets up the tension is this page-turning thriller that brings history into the present with devastating consequences
An angel passing over by Alexandra Connor( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 207 libraries worldwide
Grace Ellis is born into rural poverty during WWI. Encouraged by a mysterious benefactor while her family crumbles around her, she succeeds in building her own business empire through sheer determination and talent. But sometimes that isn't enough
The Hogarth conspiracy : a novel by Alexandra Connor( Book )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 204 libraries worldwide
Could a single scandalous painting rock two British monarchies, centuries apart and threaten the lives of everyone who knows of its existence? It could--if the painting contains proof of a liaison between a prostitute and a prince
The memory of bones by Alexandra Connor( Book )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
The head of Francisco Goya was stolen from his tomb in the wake of his death. No one has ever known what happened to it. Until now. Leon Golding has always been ignored by the art world he loves, but he's finally going to make his name as the man who found the skull of Goya. But he's asked the wrong people to help him prove he's right. Now everyone wants to own the most prized piece of art history ever to come to light ...And they're ready to kill for it
Isle of the dead by Alexandra Connor( Book )
4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 150 libraries worldwide
CITY OF SPLENDOUR. In October 1555 the Italian master Titian painted the portrait of Angelico Vespucci - a Venetian merchant whose cruelty words could not capture. CITY OF SECRETS. When Vespucci was revealed to be the elusive monster who had been flaying young women across the city, he vanished inexplicably, along with the painting. All that remained was a chilling warning: when the portrait emerges, so will the man. CITY OF THE SKIN HUNTER. Now the lost Titian masterpiece has surfaced in modern-day London, and skinless corpses are amassing across the globe. And it will fall to an unlikely man from the fringes of the art world to unravel half a millennium of myth, mystery and murder
The well of dreams by Alexandra Connor( Book )
14 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and French and held by 145 libraries worldwide
To outsiders, David and Virginia Hall are a golden couple, living expensively with exquisite taste and glamorous friends. But in reality they are perfectly imperfect - living a lie of false love. When Isabel is born, David pours all his love into her; she looks set to inherit not only wealth and comfort, but her parents' talents as well. Then tragedy strikes: Isabel's life is shattered and her future threatened, and she finds herself the reluctant inheritor of her parents' complex and bitter past. As she slowly unravels the truth and seeks the love so cruelly denied her, her ambitions and dreams are foiled time and time again, and she is drawn inexorably in her parents' footsteps
Midnight's smiling by Alexandra Connor( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 135 libraries worldwide
Dr George Cochrane led a comfortable life on the outskirts of Pendleton. He lived there with his wife and son Michael. During the day he was the doctor to the worst streets of the nearby city. There was no house that was too dismal and no patient too poor. Everyone loved him and his gruff humour. Then his wife died, and somehow Michael never could make up for the loss, even though he followed in his fathers footsteps. His friend Harry always outshone him. Bumptious and brilliant Harry was aiming for the top. Then the Second World War made him. No one could hold a candle to Harry. However, there is one young rival who is watching and biding her time. She is acknowledging his ambition and ability as her own, and that is Michael's daughter, Mel
The other Rembrandt by Alexandra Connor( Book )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 125 libraries worldwide
Marshall Ziegler has never been interested in his father's London gallery-until his father is brutally slain. Marshall then discovers that he knew a dark secret at the heart of Rembrandt's life-a secret that could topple one of the world's most lucrative industries. But a sadistic murderer is doing whatever he must to hide the truth. Will Marshall stay alive long enough to reveal the greatest secret never told?
The Caravaggio conspiracy by Alexandra Connor( Book )
6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
1608. Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, the greatest Italian painter of his day, is expelled from the Order of the Knights of Malta. Subject to a clandestine hearing, his crime remains a closely guarded secret. 2014. Two bodies are found in a London art gallery - stripped naked, necks bound with wire and legs obscenely contorted. They are twin brothers - successful art dealers - their brutal murder linked to the mysterious disappearance of two paintings by the master Caravaggio. Investigators are confounded, and it falls to art expert Gil Eckhart to identify the killer before he slays again. But as the search for clues takes him from the glamorous skyline of New York to the fetid catacombs of Palermo, Eckhart finds that in the high-stakes world of art, good and evil are often tarred with the same, blood-soaked, brush
Rembrandt's monkey : and other tales from the secret lives of the great artists by Alexandra Connor( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
Mask of fortune by Alexandra Connor( Book )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
As a child, Zoe Mellor craved her mother's love, but her mother only had eyes for her first child, Victor - and died without revealing why she had directed such rancour at her daughter. Motherless at fifteen, Zoe spends her young days looking after her father and adored brothers in Lancashire. Here, she discovers she has a talent for painting and art appreciation - which the conniving Victor persuades her to put to nefarious use. Zoe's meteoric rise in the glamorous world of international art is mirrored by her success as a forger, which makes the family a fortune - but also engenders jealousy and greed. Now Zoe risks losing everything she has always worked for: her reputation, and the love and security she has found
The bosch deception by Alexandra Connor( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
A truth concealed. Brabant, 1473. A clandestine brotherhood hides a secret that could bring down the Catholic Church. Their chosen hiding place - the art of Hieronymus Bosch. A terrible conspiracy. London, 2014. An excommunicated priest approaches both the Church and the art world, claiming to possess an artefact that will destroy their reputations. A ticking clock. This man, Nicholas Laverne, is poised to end over 500 years of silence and injustice. Yet, unknown to Nicholas, he has just summoned a killer intent on silencing him
The moon is my witness by Alexandra Connor( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
Private view by Alexandra Connor( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
Behind universally admired works of art - THE LAUGHING CAVALIER by Hals, THE BIRTH OF VENUS by Botticelli, THE THINKER by Rodin, and many more - are the artists themselves, whose lesser-known eccentricities are revealed in PRIVATE VIEW. Here is Fra Filippo Lippi, a friar who had to be locked in a room by the Pope in order to keep him at the easel and away from the bedroom. William Blake, who talked to the dead - and Theodore Gericault, who brought the dead home with him to use as unpaid models. Here is Rembrandt, who not only owned a monkey himself, but once painted a similar creature into a patron's family portrait. And of course the swaggering Michelangelo, who as a child recommended his 'perfect' services 'in all humility' to the Duke of Milan
The witch mark by Alexandra Connor( Book )
4 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
Alison had been blessed by nature all her life - only I knew the other, darker side of her character. And only I knew the pain - the torment - of a jealousy that could never be assuaged. Throughout our childhood, she stood in golden light, centre stage, while I, blinking through heavy spectacles, looked on... As we grew to adulthood, it seemed that the path fate had charted for her was smooth and straight and clear. Gradually I resigned myself to staying in her shadow, playing out the role of second sister. I would have been content that way - if only she had not fallen in love with Mark Ward
The hour of the angel by Alexandra Connor( Book )
11 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and French and held by 86 libraries worldwide
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