The Assassins' Village (#1 Diana Rivers Murder Mystery series)

The Assassins' Village (#1 Diana Rivers Murder Mystery series)

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by Faith Mortimer
     
 

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"The Assassins' Village" by author, Faith Mortimer introduces, Diana Rivers, writer, sometime actor and amateur sleuth. NB. Although the Diana Rivers mystery suspense murder novels are a 'series', they can be read in any order.

When an expatriate theatrical

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"The Assassins' Village" by author, Faith Mortimer introduces, Diana Rivers, writer, sometime actor and amateur sleuth. NB. Although the Diana Rivers mystery suspense murder novels are a 'series', they can be read in any order.

When an expatriate theatrical group gather to discuss their next play there will be murder. A blackmailer stalks their picturesque Cypriot village. The group is riven with jealousies, rivalry, sexual tension and illicit affairs.

Unbeknown to each other they all attempt to find solutions to their problems. Some believe it lies in murder. Can they find the blackmailer? And can they find that all important 'little black book' - the chronicle of their misdeeds.

A body is discovered and Diana turns detective to draw up a suspects list. After the police get involved one of the suspects is found hanged - is this another murder or suicide? Was he indeed hanged? A visit to a villager's home uncovers an ancient assassin's device. Could this be the murder weapon? Is it possible that an assassin lives at the heart of this formerly peaceful and idyllic mountain village?

Love, hate, murder and high drama all feature in this classic historical detective story. With a long list of suspects, some dramatic twists and the odd red herring, the reader is left guessing until the final curtain.

This is the first in the Diana Rivers series; Children of the Plantation, The Surgeon's Blade and the fourth, Camera Action...Murder! are all now available as eBooks..

Faith also writes adventurous romantic suspense. Please see The Seeds of Time (book 1 in the Crossing series) and Harvest (book 2 in the Crossing series).

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016181233
Publisher:
Faith Mortimer
Publication date:
03/08/2013
Series:
"Diana Rivers" Mysteries , #1
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
215,017
File size:
522 KB

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The Assassins' Village 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is not just a `who done it' but also a wonderful picture of ex pat life in Cyprus. Ms Mortimer brings all her ex-pat characters alive with a sure touch and a deft stroke of the pen. But she doesn't just stop there. She also gives us an insight into the Cypriots as well. Their way of thinking as well as their way of life. Her characterisation is the reason this book works so well. It is so well written, the book is an easy read, as not one word is out of place or unnecessary. A tour de force of the `Who done it' mystery genre. I can easily recommend this book. It's murder mystery and even cozy mystery. Great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful whodunit that will keep you enthralled throughout. The setting is Cyprus, where the author lives, and her intimate knowledge of the place shines through. The story is worthy of Agatha Christie as the clues pile up and the mystery is solved in a most satisfying way. Highly recommended.
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My house at res 14. Simple one floor penthouse big and airy everything modern
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The house has one person in it, It has a pool and it is mansion like. I also have a dog. Also, I want the bricks to be pink-red.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"I'm tired. Going to bed." She kissed his cheek with a smile and left.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Enough with these stupid stories! You could have died, and yet all you care about is lieing and telling me a stupid part of your imagination about an 18 WHEELER FLOATING!" As Faith's mother had finished scolding and screaming at her, she knew she was diffrent. And alone. <p> Waking up that morning was harder for Faith then going to bed the night before. When she eventually woke up though, her hands were in front of her face and ice was all around her. She was the only thing that could move. "Oh my..." she whispered. Imediatley, she swung her hands down, making all the ice melt like an ocean wave coming to shore. There was not a single place in her room that wasn't wet. "Faith!" Her mother must have seen the puddles soaking through her door. 'Uh oh.' She thought. Quickly, she opened the door a little and slid out, almost getting stuck through the small gap. "What wath that wettneth coming from your room?" She asked through mouthfulls of banana. Faith had to hide a smile. "Uh, nothing." She answered. "Nooo, something in your room spilled and now water is getting everywhere!" Her mother started yelling... again. "No matter what I tell you, you won't believe me!" Faoth yelled back. "Faith," Her mother said, almost too calmly. "I will believe you if you accidently spilled some water or something." Finishing her banana, Ms. River got up and threw it away. "Mother," Faith started. "I promise on my LIFE that you will NOT believe me!" Ms. River looked Faith straight in the eyes. "Tell. The. Truth." Faith sighed. "When i woke up this morning, my hands were in front of my face... and there was ice everywhere... I put my hands down, and BAM! all the ice melted and soaked my to the bone." Rage filled her mother's eyes. "I'm taking you to Grandma's house." She said blankly. "We both need some time for ourselves."