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The Bamboo Mirror: An Anthology of Short Mysteries Introducing Diana Rivers [Kindle Edition]

Faith Mortimer
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Mystery-suspense-thriller writer, Faith Mortimer warmly welcomes you to her anthology of short mystery stories, "The Bamboo Mirror". In three of the stories the reader is introduced to sleuth, Diana Rivers who features in Faith's mystery thriller series of full-length novels. In "The Bamboo Mirror" each story has a unique setting, is sometimes psychological and always with a twist in the ending.

This volume also includes short excerpts from some of Faith Mortimer's published novels

“The Bamboo Mirror” – Set in a 1960's Singapore boarding school, new girl Diana Rivers (The Diana Rivers Mystery Books) has an encounter with two mysterious children - Who are they? Mystery, suspense, ghost story.

“The Cast Party” - The lovely Linda, aspiring actress, has a devious plan. Will she be able to carry it out? Mystery/love

“Making A Right” - Sometimes two wrongs can make one! Retribution and suspense

“Rebecca With Two C's” - A poignant ghost love story. What is real?

“Summer Visitors” - Has Alex made the right decision? Is real life like this? Romantic suspense.

“Widow’s Weeds” – Maria visits her birthplace, Cyprus and meets Christos. After a whirlwind romance they get married. As time passes wealthy Maria questions herself. Has she made the biggest mistake of her life? If so, what will she do? Mystery suspense & murder.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1175 KB
  • Print Length: 164 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Topsails Charter; 3 edition (June 30, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005967A26
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #654,071 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Story Without Vulgar Speech Or Intimate Scenes March 23, 2012
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Thank You, Thank You, Thank You. So refreshing to read a great, exciting, griping story without all the gutter language, profanity and lurid sexual scenes. I highly recommend The Surgeon's Blade and gladly give it a five star rating.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Read - The Surgeon's Blade February 22, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
How do you know when you’ve got a good book on your hands? Answer: you can’t put it down!

That was my experience while reading “The Surgeon’s Blade,” a psychological mystery/thriller by author Faith Mortimer.

It didn’t take long for me to become caught up in Ms. Mortimer’s book. From the start, the story’s quick pacing grabbed my attention and then refused to relinquish it. I stayed up into the wee hours of the morning, unwilling to put the book aside. I had to know the answer to the question that every engaging author teases us with: what happens next?

Indeed. Bleary-eyed and tired, I kept promising myself I would close the book after just one more chapter… and, then, just one more. Finally, better judgment prevailed (and the knowledge that a 5:30 a.m. wake-up call comes mighty early), and I forced myself to lay the book aside until the next day. That was no easy feat – Ms. Mortimer accomplished the aim of all good authors: she had the reader hooked.

“The Surgeon’s Blade” concerns the plight of Libby, a young nurse working at a hospital in Southampton, England. We soon learn that someone with deadly intentions is preying upon nurses at Libby’s hospital and that Libby may be next on the stalker’s list of victims.

Also employed at the hospital is Nigel, the brilliant, enigmatic surgeon Libby is dating. Something is not quite right with Nigel. He is secretive and controlling, and we see these qualities come especially into play after Libby is injured during a yachting race. With casual disregard, Nigel continues on with the race while the unconscious Libby is airlifted for treatment at the hospital in which she is employed.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another winner from Faith February 18, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I have yet to be disappointed by this author and this by no means changed that opinion. I was hooked from the start. I fell for all the red-herrings. It never occurred to me, once, who the villain was. I enjoyed every word and it's not often I say that. Not sure when I'll get around to them, but more books by Faith Mortimer and definitely on my To REad list. Well done, Faith.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Keeps you guessing until the end. February 17, 2014
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One of the many talents of a great mystery writer is being able to keep you guessing until the very end. A writer who creates the desire within the reader to keep turning pages. This is what Faith Mortimer has done with "The Surgeon's Blade." You will be surprised at the outcome as was I. A great read. None of the profanity nor lewdness so often inserted in other books, Faith Mortimer uses her talent to leave you with the knowledge of what transpired without having to hit you in the face, as it were, with the obvious. Besides, it's the mystery we are looking to solve. Faith Mortimer produces just that here, a mystery, entangled with love and a narcissistic surgeon under the spell of his own ego and perhaps something else.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Looking Forward to 1&2 in the series July 29, 2013
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This is my first book by this author. I am a die hard mystery thriller reader add the fact that I am a nurse and I was SOLD on everything about this book. The characters are very well written and the author makes you want to jump in and just tell the main character what the heck is going on This may have been my first but definately not my last. Thank You!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another excellent thriller from Faith January 2, 2012
By Beeshon
Format:Kindle Edition
I have said this twice before when reviewing Faith's books, and I will say it again, because the compliment is warranted all the more. There is no doubt that Faith is well on the way to becoming the 21st century Agatha Christie. Christie's Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple will live on for many years; look out for Diana Rivers who will be making her name as a modern-day, fictional amateur sleuth. She appears in two of Faith's books as well as this one and this is one more mystery for her to solve.

Pretty blonde nurses are going missing and being stalked in two hospitals - in London and in Southampton.....

Libby Hunter is a pretty blonde nursing sister working in a Southampton hospital - a perfect employment location to pursue her love of sailing. Not only does she get to sail in prestigious yacht races, but she can indulge her passion in the sport with her new yacht-owner boyfriend, Nigel, a prominent, successful, wealthy, good-looking and eligible surgeon. However, a head injury sustained during a race on Nigel's boat gives Libby two dilemmas - temporary amnesia and an attraction to the helicopter rescue pilot who transports her to hospital for treatment.

As Libby's memory gradually recovers, she becomes confused by Nigel's behaviour and actions and by her feelings towards her hero pilot whose support is becoming invaluable. If that wasn't enough, she is further unsettled by an intruder into her home one evening - worrying because nothing was stolen or the meantime, the hospital stalker is stepping up a gear....or two....

This is a page-turner that keeps you on your toes. Why does Nigel keep disappearing to his London flat? Why is his ex-wife there?
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very good book!
Published 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars GOOD READ!
Nice punch to each story. I really enjoyed it!
Published 6 months ago by P. C. Willson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great characters and storyline
Wonderfully written. Kept me in suspense until the very end even when I thought I had it figured out!
Published 8 months ago by Kathi Allen
4.0 out of 5 stars When dating becomes deadly.
Romantic suspense of the distorted type turns dating into a nightmare.
Following a boating accident Libby suffers from amnesia and has no recollection of getting engaged to... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Diana J Febry
5.0 out of 5 stars Thrilling Ride
THE SURGEON'S BLADE is the third in a series with Diana Rivers solving cases. This book does not focus completely on Diana who comes in at a later date, but with nurse Libby who... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Joey
5.0 out of 5 stars A suspenseful Mystery
When nursing sister, Libby, wakes up after an accident she finds herself without memory. Something just doesn't ring true in her mind but guided by her fiancé she rebuilds... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Bookcollecter
5.0 out of 5 stars The Surgeons Blade - A fab read
This is the first novel I have read by Faith Mortimer, but it certainly won't be the last! It was well written, and the plot was excellent. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Fran Burke
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Read
This is the second of three books I have read by Faith Mortimer, my first being The Assasins Village....I am now about to start my third book by this great author called..... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Sarah Cunningham
4.0 out of 5 stars Gripping read
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Published 13 months ago by tom elder
3.0 out of 5 stars Just Okay
Stories were very predicatable. The outcomes were usually obvious after a very few pages. Writing style was rather old fashioned. Read more
Published 15 months ago by E. Homich
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More About the Author

Amazon Top #14 author rank for mystery, #27 mystery, thriller & suspense, #55 literature & fiction #5 bestselling author on Nook Books. Her books have made the Kindle Top 100 Paid List numerous times, climbing as high as #1.
Faith is a British author dividing her time between Hampshire, UK & Cyprus. Since 2005 she turned her hobby of writing into a career. During childhood, she dreamt of writing novels which readers would love, & spent many hours writing short stories which she read to her sisters. Born in Manchester & educated in Singapore, Malaya & Hampshire, England.

*Please note: all books are written in British English. Spellings and grammatical conventions are conversant with the UK and appropriate for the setting.

Top selling novels include the Diana Rivers Mystery Suspense Series: The Assassins' Village (#1 Harpers Collins/Authonomy), Children of the Plantation, The Surgeon's Blade, Camera Action Murder, Childhunt! & A Deadly Learning.

On Devil's Brae & Behind a Twisted Smile (Dark Minds Psychological Thriller series)

Faith also write Romance: A Very French Affair (#1 in France), A Very English Affair, The Seeds of Times, Harvest, On Christmas Hill & Not Just For Christmas. (The Affair Series)

Keep in touch by visiting Faith at:

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What others are saying about Faith's books:

"What can I say about this book ? Unputdownable sounds like such a cliche, but it is the most apt description I can think of..."

"This book will have you at your wits end. One of the best books you will read this year, but beware of your blood pressure rising. The bad guy in this story will have you shouting at your kindle, my family think I am crazy..."

"A brilliant thriller, I loved it and would recommend it to readers who like to be scared out of their wits!.."

"Well Faith another brilliant book, once again, as with 'A Very French Affair' I couldn't put it down. What more can I say. Read it folk you will love it..."

"I have found a favorite new author. This is a great mystery series. Loved the characters and the settings for the books...!

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