The Yard Reviews
The Black Country Reviews
The novel’s varied relationships balance pathos with humor and point up lessons on human responsibility—on what we owe to those with whom we’re connected.
April 8th, 2013
“Devilishly dark…It isn’t often that a mystery-thriller enthralls so completely…Whether you read the tale in the dark night of winter or the haze of a summer sun, be prepared for the chill. The days are dark in Black Country.”
July 18th, 2013
The Devil's Workshop Reviews
"Once again, Alex Grecian turns loose his formidable powers of description to bring Victorian London to eerie, bustling life. From the prologue that takes place in the underworld beneath the city streets, to the prison break, to the adrenaline-pumping chase scenes, I could see it all before me, and I have to admit that the hair was standing on the back of my neck over and over again. "
May 20th, 2014
The Harvest Man Reviews
"The action is fast-paced and gripping; a real page-turner. The author provides an absorbing blend of 19th-century history and mystery. Grecian certainly knows London, its many streets and buildings, and as a result adds realism to the story. I found the story entertaining and a must-read for mystery aficionados."
Lost and Gone Forever Reviews
“…completely engrossing… fans of the series will bask in the Victorian atmosphere.”
“Jack the Ripper meets his psychopathic equal in this macabre tale of late Victorian England… in this fifth installment about the hunt for England's most famous serial killer… you're in for quite a ride.”
"I found the entire story to be gripping from start to finish...Each character’s story or the parts they play are fascinating and whole; they could each have a stand-alone novel."
March 15th, 2016
"The series is fascinating from the viewpoint of historical detail and the development of modern police procedure, and the books have interesting plots and fast pacing. "
May 19th, 2016
The Saint of Wolves and Butchers Reviews
"“With his artistry of painting a sense of place and time, Grecian delivers a compelling, twisty story driven by fascinating characters. The Saint of Wolves and Butchers makes breathless, gripping, up-all-night reading.”
“A breathtaking thriller with plenty of action and some very clever twists . . . the grimly satisfying conclusion makes it worth it for both characters and readers. Fans of David Baldacci and John Grisham will enjoy the unpredictability and unrelenting suspense.”
“The Saints of Wolves and Butchers has it all—a vicious old Nazi hiding out in rural America; a tracker hard on his trail; and a State Trooper and single mom with a lot to lose, willing to put it all on the line. Add a hot-engine plot, dialogue that would make Elmore Leonard smile, and some Fast and Furious action and you have the perfect storm of a story: a can’t-put-it-down-until-I find-out-what-happens-next thriller.”
“With Alex Grecian, you’re in the hands of a professional. Deft prose, a steady drip of suspense, a blood-soaked secret from another time: The Saint of Wolves and Butchers has what you want in a Grecian thriller. My prescription? Purchase and consume immediately."
Seven Sons Reviews
"Grecian imaginatively imparts a contemporary sensibility to the legendary tale, and illustrator Rossmo's tone is decidedly different from the whimsy of picture-book versions."
Fractured Fables Reviews
"Alexander Grecian and Christian Ward’s team-up on “The Real Princess,” a take on “The Princess and the Pea” that mixes classic storytelling, sharp humor, and beautifully ethereal artwork."
" Grecian’s narration reads like poetry, and Rossmo carries the narrative with ease from past to present while Plascencia’s colors guide us through the biting cold and brooding darkness."
October 29th, 2014
"...this has been a great comic month-in-and-out. It has created a great spin on a character that continues to fascinate to this day. I loved reading these issues each month and cannot wait to delve back in once it’s out in trade. It’s been an adventure I’m glad I’ve been a part of."
November 8th, 2015