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'A DEADLY LEARNING' - Faith Mortimer (6th Novel in the Best Selling "Diana Rivers Mysteries" Series) When author and amateur sleuth, 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 renova'A DEADLY LEARNING' - Faith Mortimer (6th Novel in the Best Selling "Diana Rivers Mysteries" Series) When author and amateur sleuth, 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 profound 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....

Title : A Deadly Learning
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ISBN : 21487074
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 312 Pages
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A Deadly Learning Reviews

  • Karen
    2019-02-24 06:10

    With A Deadly Learning, Faith Mortimer has created a thrilling suspense story with local flair. The story comprises a broad variety of believable characters with sufficient depth, nicely woven situations and interesting interactions to solve a set of crimes. I had a great time reading A Deadly Learning - it is a very intriguing read. I was drawn into the story right away, thrilled to solve the mystery alongside Diana. This is for you if you like female sleuths, crime writers, suspense with twists and local flair.A suspenseful book and/or series to read again. I'm eagerly waiting for the opportunity to read the previous volumes of the series.Recommended.

  • Elizabeth Lloyd
    2019-02-19 03:54

    This is the sixth book in the series of mysteries solved by “author” Diana Rivers, but as the real author, Faith Mortimer says, each one can be read in isolation. Diana Rivers and her husband Steve have decided to take a break from their home in Cyprus by going to stay with their old friend, Wendy, who is assistant head at Lagos International School and College in Portugal. She has asked them to come to help celebrate her god-daughter, Louise’s twenty first birthday.But their relaxing holiday is soon interrupted by a gruesome discovery, buried behind a wall in the cellar of the science block which is being renovated. The remains of the body have been there for three years and while Steve has to travel to Lisbon and London, Diana applies her detecting abilities to solving this murder. She questions students and staff putting herself in severe danger. Many of them are involved in illegal and unpleasant activities which they wish to remain secret, whether or not there is a connection to the body. Louise is a worry to both Diana and Wendy as she has become involved with a fellow student, who is a particularly unpleasant young man, affecting both her studies and her behaviour. The staff are a disparate group of men and women, young and mature who also have their own problems and no-one can be excluded from the investigation, especially after another death occurs.There are a large cast of characters in this story but they are clearly described with well-defined characteristics and the reader feels that Diana is a safe pair of hands even if she is rather fool-hardy. The mystery is maintained almost to the last page in a very complex plot.I read this while staying in the Algarve, which I know well, and although I could imagine the rather different environment of a college I didn’t feel a strong sense of place beyond the scenes on the beach.I will certainly read another “Diana Rivers” mystery even though she is so annoyingly perfect, as Faith Mortimer writes fluent enjoyable prose keeping me guessing up to the last minute.

  • Cathy Speight
    2019-03-18 22:52

    It's always good to catch up with novelist Diana Rivers, our glamorous, twenty-first-century Miss Marple. But I'm beginning to worry about her...she seems to find herself in deeper and deeper hot water with every case!In this adventure, Diana leaves her beloved Cyprus for a business trip/combined holiday with husband Steve, while their young daughter is being cooed over and thoroughly spoilt by her parents. The Algarve in Portugal is the enviable destination, where, coincidentally, she is invited to a twenty-first-cum-engagement party of a friend's god-daughter. Wendy, Diana's friend, tutors at the nearby university. But this seat of learning is more than just a place of education it seems: it's a hive of secrets, lies, obsession, drug dealings, sex and...murder. Despite Steve's strict warnings that Diana is to keep well away from any sleuthing, our much loved amateur detective can do no such thing and finds herself, yet again, solving a murder mystery in the sultry summer heat. Faith, as always, delivers a crisp, clear, well-conceived, entertaining and enjoyable mystery. Diana Rivers is now such a familiar and much-loved character, she's almost tangible: you are tempted to yell out and tell her to follow her husband's warnings to stick to her writing, and not get into any more trouble. For all that, her next adventure is always eagerly awaited.Top marks once again, Faith.

  • Tom Elder
    2019-02-25 22:59

    Faith Mortimer. Brilliant.A Deadly Learning.This is the latest novel in the Diana Rivers series, and it's set in sunny Portugal. As always with Faiths book, you feel as though you are right there in whatever country it is set in. Steve has business to attend to in Portugal and so Diana goes along with him and they both stay at a friends house. Diana's friend is Wendy and she works at the local school, this is where crimes have been committed and Diana gets involved.whilst they are there Steve finds out his business partner is involved with dodgy dealings, so Steve heads to the UK to see if he can sort this problem out. Diana stays on in Portugal to investigate a couple of strange always with Faiths books it cracks on at a fair pace, and there are always a couple of things on the go at once. I've read all the Diana Rivers books and this one is a very good addition to the series. Roll on the next book is what I say.5 stars. 20 March 2014.

  • Sarah
    2019-02-20 22:48

    A Deadly Learning is the sixth book in the Diana Rivers series.Diana certainly seems to get around a bit. In this book, her and her husband Steve go to Portugal to visit an old friend as always murder and mayhem is never far away from where ever Diana is.Even if you haven't read the other five books in the series, A Deadly Learning can easily be read as a stand alone novel.I don't know if it's just me but I personally feel that this series is getting a bit darker and definitely more thrilling with each new book. Faith manages to capture the readers attention right from the start and keeps their interest through out the whole book. It is certainly full of suspense and I have yet to figure out who the culprits are before Diana does. As usual we meet a mixture of new characters who are very intriguing, though have to admit I took an instant dislike to the very self assured Jake. The Diana Rivers series is a must for all lovers of murder, mystery and suspense.

  • Joey Paul
    2019-02-20 00:15

    A DEADLY LEARNING is the sixth book in the Diana Rivers series. Diana and husband Steve are headed to Portugal to visit a friend and celebrate a twenty-first birthday. Only when they get there, they find themselves in the middle of not one, but two murder cases. As often the case, Diana is desperate to find out what really happened and despite Steve's disapproval finds herself in the centre of working out who killed the two women and if the cases were linked. Once again, Faith Mortimer has written an excellent page turning mystery, full of intrigue and puzzle pieces that make up the final picture in the last few pages. Even when it seems that you will know everything, a new piece will be added and you'll have to re-evaluate your suspicions! An excellent book and recommended to all those who love a good mystery!

  • Kristen
    2019-02-17 23:11

    The more books I read by this author, the more I like her writing. She reminds me of that other great British author Agatha Christie! The writing flows evenly and the plotline develops well. This author captured the atmosphere of the setting from the very beginning. A thoroughly good read. Read on Nook.

  • Ann
    2019-03-05 00:59

    I have loved this series and again downloaded this one as soon as it was available. I loved this one too. It's another mystery that keeps you engrossed until the final pages. I read it in one setting because it was another one I couldn't put down. Faith is one of my favorite authors and I definitely will be looking forward to her next book.

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