A Deadly Learning (The Diana Rivers Mysteries, #6) by Faith Mortimer



The author sent me a copy (epub format) in exchange for an honest review (member of Rosie’s Book Review Team).


My rating:  4  of  5  stars

(by Goodreads)

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 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.


Genre(s):  Mystery, Suspense

Series:  The Diana Rivers Mysteries, #6

Length:  208 pages (estimated)

Release Date:  2014-03-10



“Now, don’t be. It’s far too hot to be out walking at this time of day. Another thing…if we go, then I insist it’s a complete break for you from solving crime riddles. For once, you can leave your intrigue and sleuthing behind. Portugal’s a quiet and placid country. No work – I forbid it!”


My Opinion

This book and/or an invitation by her friend Wendy takes Diana and her husband to Portugal and – right into some mysterious events. As a reader, I automatically tried to solve this strange case. I will not tell you more about the story than shown in the Goodreads plot description. This would spoil the fun of reading this book yourself.

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.


In brief:

Plot Some twists
Mood Suspenseful
Pace Steady
Characters Developed


About the author

Faith Mortimer was born in Manchester and educated in Singapore, Malaya and Hampshire, England. A registered nurse, then changed careers to oversee a number of travel and sport related companies. Faith is happily married and has two children. She divides her time between the south of England and Cyprus.


Connect with the Author:


Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about A Deadly Learning?  Or – if you did not yet read A Deadly Learning  – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

My question for you cinephiles:
If A Deadly Learning was filmed – who should direct it, who could you imagine as actors?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂





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