The Assassins' Village

The Assassins' Village

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by Faith Mortimer
     
 

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Bound and gagged, the shocked and terrified victim recognises his assailant. Days later, another body is discovered. How many assassins stalk the village?

In a picturesque Cypriot village an expatriate theatrical group gather to discuss their next play; but when the curtain rises it'll be murder.
A blackmailer stalks the cast - a group riven with jealousies,

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Bound and gagged, the shocked and terrified victim recognises his assailant. Days later, another body is discovered. How many assassins stalk the village?

In a picturesque Cypriot village an expatriate theatrical group gather to discuss their next play; but when the curtain rises it'll be murder.
A blackmailer stalks the cast - a group riven with jealousies, rivalry, sexual tension and illicit affairs.

Unbeknownst 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.

When a body is discovered, Diana, author and amateur actor, turns detective to draw up a suspects list. After the police get involved one of the suspects is found hanged - another murder or the suicide of a guilty person?

A visit to a villager's home uncovers an ancient assassin's killing device. Could this be the murder weapon? Is it possible that an assassin lives at the heart of this formerly peaceful and idyllic 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780956931801
Publisher:
Topsails Charter
Publication date:
06/08/2011
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.72(d)

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The Assassins' Village 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 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.
Jane_V_Blanchard 5 days ago
Good book to read if you are an insomniac. Though subtitled a mystery and suspense thriller, I just could not get into The Assassins' Village by Faith Mortimer. If you are a fan of the author's writing, you might appreciate this tale. I found it dull and the characters flat. After reading more than 15% of the book, I gave up trying to find its redeeming value.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago