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

Faith Mortimer
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 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

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1176 KB
  • Print Length: 164 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Topsails Charter; 3 edition (30 Jun. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005967A26
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #301,092 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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/Women's Fiction: 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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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping read 20 Aug. 2012
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An attacker targeting nurses, and a nurse with 2 mysterious men in her life - how will it end?

I really enjoyed this book, I didn't guess who had done it, and my only problem with it was that I had to go to work and do errands which stopped me being able to read it as quickly as I liked!! A nicely paced book, with plenty of short chapters that kept you wanting to read more, and also plenty of twists that kept you thinking. Can't wait to read more by this author.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars gripping story 15 Mar. 2012
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i have read the previous 2 books in this series, and must say that this one which is the third in the Diana Rivers series is probably the best yet. Some fantastic characters have been added and i do hope that they will stay and there are many more to follow. I had no idea who the perp was until it was divulged, this book certainly gripped me from the start to the end. More to follow please Faith.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Surgeon's Blade - A Fab Read..... 20 May 2012
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This is the first novel I have read by Faith Mortimer, but it certainly wont be the last! It was well written, and the plot was excellent. The events that happened to Libby, (a nurse at the local hospital), the main character in the book, could have happened to anyone, and so made it very believeable.

After waking up in hospital after a sailing accident, with no memory, and finding Nigel a top surgeon from the hospital, by her bedside informing her that they were engaged to be married, it was all very confusing - Libby had no recollection of this. Personally I found Nigel quite a creepy individual.

On recovering from the accident, Libby felt she was being stalked, after nurses at the hospital where she worked, were being attacked by a serial attacker. At times you could really feel her fear and it was difficult to know who she should trust. The story kept you guessing to the end. A thoroughly enjoyable read, and I am looking forward to the next one.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another wonderful read 11 April 2012
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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.....The Bamboo Mirror.....great reads and always keep you guessing :0) keep it up......

More highly recommended reads....

The Bamboo Mirror
The Surgeon's Blade
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another excellent thriller from Faith 2 Jan. 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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This is the third book in the Diana Rivers series but can easily be read as a stand alone though I think you will be intrigued and want to read them all.

I really am becoming a big fan of Faith Mortimer's book's. I love her style of writing, I know i've mentioned it in reviews on her other book's but she really is the modern day Agatha Christie.

I know without a doubt that when I pick up one of her book's I won't be disappointed.

This book had me gripped from the start, Diana herself is very much in the background of this story and only really comes into it near the end. The story focuses on Libby a nurse who is experiencing some weird going on's and doesn't feel like everything is as it seems in her current relationship. Due to circumstances she becomes friendly with Robert a helicopter pilot who is Diana's cousin. She turns to Robert to try and make sense of what is happening in her life. Not only are things not right in Libby's life but she is also having to be careful as someone is going around killing and attacking nurses.

Like the other two books before this one, I could not put it down and ended up staying up well past my usual bedtime so I could finish it.

Looking forward to seeing where Faith will take us with the next book. Cannot recommend highly enough.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
I wasn't over keen on this book.
Published 1 month ago by caz
4.0 out of 5 stars but far from being disappointed, this kept me hanging in there waiting...
Exciting, gripping, well written book that is a must read to any discerning reader.

I was kept guessing all the way through this book and therefore was compelled to read... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Hilary Weinstein
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 4 months ago by Mr Kevin Kirby
5.0 out of 5 stars BEVERLEY ANN HOPPER this is a fantastic read from start to finish...
BEVERLEY ANN HOPPER this is a fantastic read from start to finish loved reading how libby copes with this well written well deserved the read
Published 5 months ago by Ian H.
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 13 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 13 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 15 months ago by Bookcollecter
5.0 out of 5 stars Another winner from Faith
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. Read more
Published 15 months ago by eBook Lover
5.0 out of 5 stars Great mystery with a medical theme
I Read the paperback version, but I do have a kindle now.

Main character, Libby is working as a nurse in Southampton, south England. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Ken
3.0 out of 5 stars Surgeon's blade
Crime mystery with psychological emphasis. The plot as the title suggests involves psychological analysis and profiling of the offende making an unusual twist to the novel
Published 18 months ago by Dr. R. Jameson
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