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Sunday, 19 February 2012
‘Legacy of Blood’ by Alex Connor
Centuries later Australian millionaire Bernie Freeland, has invited a select number of art dealers to fly back to
London from Hong Kong on his private plane. The flight has just seven passengers, including three of the best escorts in the business - one with a sense of humour, which results in a disclosure that brings death to a number of the passengers within a short time of landing.
This is a story of loyalty, greed and survival, as the guardians of a painting protected for three hundred years becomes sought after by a number of unscrupulous buyers.
Legacy of Blood is an intricate conspiracy mystery that twists and turns at an amazing pace. The flash backs to the 1700’s are related by William Hogarth, but the present day narrative is by Sir Oliver Peters, and by Victor Ballam a disgraced art dealer, just released from prison, who is retained to find the painting. As the story progressed I could not see how the story would pan out. As a long-time reader of crime fiction I can often see generally where a story will end, but this one had me totally foxed. The end is quite simply stunning – an unexpected take your breath away ending, that I didn’t for a moment foresee.
Cleverly plotted, Alex Conner is a gifted writer and I am eagerly awaiting her next book.
Alex has talked on TV and Radio about many facts that are new to the public. She was a presenter on This Morning for a strand called PAST MASTERS which was based on her non fiction book on art The Wrong Side of the Canvas which was published in
UK and about artists’ lives. For more details about Alex visit her web site USA