The #MysteryNovember Book Tour Day 27 Faith Mortimer @FaithMortimer

Welcome to Day 27 of the #MysteryNovember Book Tour.

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Our guest today is Faith Mortimer with her book A Brutal Trade.

Brutal Trade

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 to 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?


Where is your home town?

My home town is Bishop’s Waltham in Hampshire – a small market town which has its roots going back to Mediaeval England. Indeed our house overlooks the 12th century Bishop’s Palace which was the home of the Bishops of Winchester dating from that early century.

What do you like about writing mystery?

I love writing mysteries as so often I start off with an idea and theme, only to find that the story takes me somewhere else. Very often when writing about a crime, the method of crime and/or murderer changes halfway into the book. This happens so often I am no longer surprised! It seems as if the story has a will and life of its own…spooky!

Where sub-genre f mystery does your book fit?

The mystery I have chosen, A Brutal Trade is set in Cyprus, and crosses the sub-genres of…detective, female sleuth, International Crime and Mystery.

Where is your book set?

The book is set on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Cyprus, a land of lemon and olive trees.

Introduce us to the main characters?

The main characters are female sleuth Diana Rivers, her husband and soul-mate, Steve. An old lover of hers, Detective Chief Superintendent Adam Lovell and his own partner Clare. The Cypriot contingent is made up of Sergeant Yiannis Loukiades and Doctors Helena Sergio and Victoria.

Where can readers find out more about you and your writing?

I’m always delighted to talk to readers and they can contact me at a number of places: FaceBook Author Page

Author Website

Twitter twitter handle is @FaithMortimer


Where can readers find your book?

Readers can check out my books on all Amazon sites:

Amazon US: 

Amazon UK






15 thoughts on “The #MysteryNovember Book Tour Day 27 Faith Mortimer @FaithMortimer

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  2. Hi Rosie and Faith – I imagine there’s lots of wonderful landscapes here and quaint lanes across the olive-groves … with a lot of horror, and twists and turns – sounds a great read. Living in Bishop’s Waltham must be wonderful … serene, yet so historical … cheers Hilary


  3. From the land of lemon and olive trees. What could be more inviting? Sounds likle the type of mystery that will keep me turning pages.


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