The 'Diana Rivers' Mysteries

Book 7
Topsails Charter
Free sample

 A BRUTAL TRADE - A Diana Rivers Mystery Thriller.

Even on a small island the darkest secrets can’t stay buried forever…

It began like any normal day in Cyprus…except it wasn’t…the body of a woman brutally murdered and discovered in a shallow grave changes all that.

It is only days later when amateur sleuth, Diana Rivers and old flame, Chief Superintendent Adam Lovell discover a second female victim…only this time the discovery is even more chilling and shocks the island inhabitants.

Joining forces with local policeman, Sergeant Yiannis Loukiades, the three embark on a journey which takes them on the fringes of humanity. Disturbing secrets are unearthed. They are on the hunt for killers who will stop at nothing in their hunt for one vital woman.

As the bodies mount up, the detectives ask themselves one question. What is the reason for the women’s’ deaths and their horrific mutilations?

With the investigation quickly gathering momentum, Diana finds herself exposed to great danger…in the sights of a lethal individual who’ll put a stop to her meddling. Each move could be deadly… vicious in its outcome…can the team bring a halt to this brutal trade?

Read more

About the author

 Faith Mortimer: born in Manchester, England and educated in Singapore, Malaya and Hampshire, England. Qualified as a Registered nurse and later changed careers to oversee a number of travel and sport related companies.

Faith is married with a family. Once the children attended University, she decided to join them in reading for a Science degree. Faith obtained an Honours Science degree in 2005 and believes the dedication and stamina needed to sit for a degree while in full-time employment, gave her the confidence to finish writing her first novel.

She has now written and published 15 novels and a volume of short stories. All are available as eBooks from your favourite online book store and are also published as paperbacks.

For more information about Faith and her writing please follow on Facebook. www.facebook.com/FaithMortimer.Author


Website: www.faithmortimerauthor.com


Where Faith writes a regular blog about all manner of things!

Read more

Additional Information

Topsails Charter
Read more
Published on
Jun 12, 2015
Read more
Read more
Read more
Read more
Read more
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Read more
Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
Read more
Read Aloud
Available on Android devices
Read more

Reading information

Smartphones and Tablets

Install the Google Play Books app for Android and iPad/iPhone. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.

Laptops and Computers

You can read books purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser.

eReaders and other devices

To read on e-ink devices like the Sony eReader or Barnes & Noble Nook, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Please follow the detailed Help center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders.
Welcome to the 1st Diana Rivers, Mystery Suspense Murder Boxed Set
featuring the first three books in the series, ‘The Assassins’ Village’,
‘Children of the Plantation’ and ‘The Surgeon’s Blade’. All three books
are bestsellers. Diana Rivers our heroine is a writer, sometime actor
and amateur sleuth and loves nothing more than getting embroiled in the
middle of a mystery – especially MURDER! 
‘The Assassins’ Village’:
an expatriate theatrical group gather to discuss their next play there
will be murder. A blackmailer stalks their picturesque Cypriot village.
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. After the police get involved one of her suspects is found
hanged – is this another murder or suicide? 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? The villagers are riven with
jealousies, rivalry, sexual tension and illicit affairs. Love, hate,
murder and high drama all feature in this classic detective story. With a
list of suspects, some dramatic twists and the odd red herring, the
reader is left guessing until the final curtain.

‘Children of the Plantation’:
discovering the truth surrounding the bloody murders in, ‘The
Assassins' Village’ our sexy, feisty sleuth and heroine, Diana Rivers
and her partner Steve, decide they deserve a holiday. Relaxing at their
luxurious, palm fringed plantation hotel in lush, tropical Malaysia;
things don't quite work out as they imagined. Diana is approached by the
hotel owner, the enigmatic & secretive Miss Chalcot to take a look
through some old family documents and help find a solution to put right a
dreadful forty-year old misdoing. Diana is given free rein to pursue
the mysterious past of the family and discover what lies behind the dark
stories. Diana enters into a world of the 1950's and 1960's, where
lies, deceit, illicit love, jealousies and perhaps murder all feature.
What really happened all those years ago? Who was responsible for events
that shocked the whole family and plunged it into despair? And what is
the real story behind the façade?
‘The Surgeon's Blade’:
sister, Libby Hunter wakes up in hospital with amnesia after a traumatic
sailing accident. She finds a stranger sitting by her bedside who
claims to be her fiancé. Libby remembers nothing about him. Returning
home, Libby finds herself in great danger when her house is broken into.
Who is the intruder and what does he want? Is this connected with a
series of attacks on nurses in London and Southampton? Will Libby be the
latest targeted victim? Distressed Libby turns to helicopter pilot,
Robert for help and understanding, but is he as respectable and kind as
he appears to be? Is her so-called fiancé, Nigel trustworthy? The night
time intrusion into Libby's house sets in motion a downwards spiral of
cataclysmic and terrifying events, culminating in Diana Rivers stepping
in to help solve the case in this chilling mystery.

to the 2nd Diana Rivers, Mystery Suspense Murder Boxed Set featuring the
fourth, fifth and six books in the bestselling series, ‘Camera Action Murder,
‘CHILDHUNT! and ‘A Deadly Learning.’ All three books feature our heroine Diana
Rivers - writer, sometime actor and amateur sleuth. Diana loves nothing more
than getting embroiled in the middle of a mystery – especially one which
involves MURDER! 

Camera Action Murder!

Diana Rivers hadn't intended to
visit England that summer but the invitation to take part in a film-shoot
seemed too exciting an opportunity to miss. Life had been quiet for the last
year or so & she looked forward to renewing old friendships and meeting a handful
of well-known film stars.

The only possible fly in the ointment was the venue. Years before, Diana had
suffered a terrifying experience in England - an encounter which she thought
she'd resolved. Reassuring her partner Steve all was well & that terrifying
episode was behind them, she went ahead & confirmed their acceptance.

Little did she know that the filming was only a minor part of the show as she
is drawn into events which threaten to spiral out of control. When a beautiful
young actress is accidentally killed, Diana's thoughts are opposite to everyone
else’s. Was it an accident or ...MURDER?

A second body leaves everyone reeling - this time there is no doubt. A callous
and vicious murderer is at large. Diana is fast embroiled in discovering the
hard facts, not knowing she is placing herself in great danger. Watch out
Diana! You could be next...


Two weeks
before Christmas. The villagers of Agios Mamas, in Cyprus, are preparing for
the season's festivities. Without warning terror strikes the heart of the
sleepy little village.

Two small children disappear without trace and a frantic search is called.

Who has targeted and stalked the family for the last six years; knowing their
every move?

What is the kidnappers' ultimate goal? Will local author and amateur sleuth,
Diana Rivers and visiting CID Police Chief Inspector, Adam Lovell find the
children in time?

Join Diana and her friends as they try to unravel the horrific nightmare which
has hit the village.

A Deadly Learning.

When author
and private investigator, Diana Rivers travels to Portugal for a holiday,
murder is the last thing on her mind.

On the first day of her visit, nothing bodes well at the International College
of Portugal when a woman's body is found interred behind a wall during
renovation work. The striped plastic tape around the crime-scene portrays a
sense of unease.

What with students practicing sexual rituals in the sand dunes, a suspicion of
a drug factory and money laundering plus a rash of killings, her plans for a
quiet break go awry.

Diana is in her element.


©2019 GoogleSite Terms of ServicePrivacyDevelopersArtistsAbout Google|Location: United StatesLanguage: English (United States)
By purchasing this item, you are transacting with Google Payments and agreeing to the Google Payments Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.