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Publication Order of The Bosch Deception Books

The Garden of Unearthly Delights (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bosch Deception (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Caravaggio Conspiracy Books

The Caravaggio Conspiracy (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Isle of the Dead Books

Isle of the Dead (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood on the Water (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Memory of Bones Books

Memory of Bones (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unearthing the Bones (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Other Rembrandt /The Rembrandt Secret (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hogarth Conspiracy / Legacy of Blood (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Artemisia (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wolves of Venice (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Alexandra Connor is a British born author from the United Kingdom who has written several bestselling titles over the years. Before she became an author, she practiced a variety of careers and it was only when she was attacked and stalked in London that things changed.

It was at this time that she would become a notable author and painter whose works are published across different jurisdictions in Russia, the USA and the UK. In 2017, her novel “Isle of the Dead” was the winner of the Rome Prize.

As a working artist, her paintings have been featured in many national collections and she has made more money from her publisher illustrating her own novels. Connor’s work and biography has been featured in “The Daily Mail,” “The Times,” “Observer,” and “The Telegraph” among many other foreign papers.

Her articles have also been published in Europe and the United Kingdom. In addition to her writing, she has been a BBC and ITV presenter and given talks about the arts. Alexandra made the list of “People of Today” and was made a Royal Society of Arts Fellow.

Connor has always held a fascination for art history and painting since she was a child and it is no wonder that she would grow up to become an artist. However, she would work several jobs including as a Bond Street gallery assistant after she quit working as a photographic model.

It all ended when one night she was viciously attacked and ended up in hospital needing surgery on her throat. It was while she was recuperating that she discovered she could paint and began studying it. It was also during this time that she started writing and has not stopped since.

When she was fully recovered she gritted her teeth and started learning her craft and it was not long before she had her work exhibited on London’s Cork Street. Her interest in writing came when she read a book and thought I could write one too.

However, her first attempt took a month to write and it was pretty dismal. Fortunately, a publisher even though she had much promise and her perseverance, determination and grit did the rest.

As for authors that have had the biggest influence on her writing, she cites the tough plots of James W Hall with a smattering of pure poetry, the medical thrillers by Robin Cook which are her guilty pleasure, and the dialogue of Raymond Chandler.

Alexandra Connor gets his ideas from all manner of places as his mind is always running with inspiration. Virtually anything from a newspaper mention, a photograph, or joke will set him off. As an artist, even a face can trigger his imagination and he sometimes does facial sketches of characters in his notebooks.

To Connor, words are something of a billboard that never stops flashing as ideas come in and combine with others asking for attention. While ideas are a dime a dozen, writing can still be hard even for a bestselling author.

The easiest part of being a writer for Alexandra has always been meeting people to autograph their book copies and take pictures with them. She also likes receiving letters from fans as these are often loving and heartening.

The hardest part about writing for the author has always been getting halfway through a story and realizing that too many characters have not had their say and the plot may actually be more complicated than he thought.

“Caravaggio Enigma” by Alex Connor tells the story of Michelangeo Merisi, a young Caravaggiuo who spent his childhood as an outcast. He had been expelled from his family in his teenage years and had to leave Milan, where he had been charged with murder.

When he arrived in the capital Rome, he found himself penniless and alone. He soon finds out that the city’s blinding beauty hides a sinister and dangerous aspect. Living in the artist quarter of Rome means that he had to juggle ruthless criminals and rich patrons.

Fortunately, he makes a patron of Cardinal del Monte and soon begins his meteoric rise under his protection. He soon enters into a relationship with Rome’s most famous whore named Phyllis. But with growing glory also comes arrogance.

Soon, Caravaggio reaches a crossroads and the decision he makes will mean he will never come back. He is on the run and could be executed for murder if he is caught.

It is an enigmatic and overwhelming story among the violent pleasures of the flesh and splendors of art.

“Maledizione Caravaggio” by Alex Connor Ranuccio Tomassoni is given the death penalty. According to the authorities, anyone can execute the death sentence on the guilty man and get a reward for doing so. He goes on the run with a bounty on his head, only to find he is very easy prey to determined hunters.

The good thing is that he makes friends with the Colona family who are powerful allies that hide him even though they risk attracting the ire of the pope. But they finally manage to smuggle him out of the city and to Naples, where he will be protected from his enemies by Constanza Collonna Sforza.

He is now very far away from the influence and jurisdiction of Rome. He works under the protection of the Colonna and gets all manner of commissions he loves to do while waiting for a pardon from the pope.

The excellent Neapolitan climate and his genius combine to make for a thrilling story. But the murder he commited back in Rome still haunts him while his enemies get ever closer.

Alex Connor’s novel “Eredita Caravaggio” is the story of Artemisia Gentileschi who showed that he would become prodigious talent from a very young age. As a seventeen year old, Agostino Tassi, her teacher who should have been her protetor rapes her.

Artemisia decides to take the case to court and her father Orazio Gentileschi agrees to let the doctors conduct invasive medical tests to determine the truthfulness of her statements. Her teacher is found guilty but the pope absolves him in the process ruining Artemisia’s reputation.

While she was deemed a prostitute in the city and made to get married to a mediocre painter so that she can get away from Rome, she never forgets the only man who believed in her talent – Caravaggio. As such, she challenges herself and it is not long before she is admitted to the Florence based Academy of Art and Drawing.

She puts her detractors to shame when she starts getting commissions from the likes of Cosimo and England’s KLing Charles. In the male dominated world of art, Artemisia is a brave woman who is determined to make her star shine.

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