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Second Novel Published from Hampshire Author, Faith Mortimer

Nicosia, Cyprus, May 10, 2011 --( Cyprus-based author, Faith Mortimer, has released a new novel, The Assassin’s Village, as an e-book.

Faith took the decision to publish her second work of fiction electronically to take full advantage of fast publication times and the big increase in the number of e-books being sold in the UK and abroad.

Faith splits her time between homes in Cyprus and Hampshire, UK. Her new novel, “The Assassin’s Village” features a blackmailer and a murderer in the midst of an expatriate theatre group riven by jealousy. When a body is discovered, Diana, a cast member, turns detective to draw up a suspects list. After the police get involved, one of the suspects is found hanged –another murder or the suicide of a guilty person?

From The Assassins’ Village:
"As the victim stared with revulsion, his throat gagged and he retched. Stomach churning, he felt a warmth spread beneath his loins. Screaming in panic he tried to pull away from the calm face of his attacker, only to realise that it was futile. The end, when it came, was swift, a thrust and a sharp twist. At first, there was no wound; then the blood flowed and grew like a blossom of deep red peonies spilling their petals to hiss upon the hot honey-coloured rock. Satisfied, the assassin bent down, removed the pretty blue scarab ring from the victim’s finger, placed it in the bag and walked away without another look."

Faith is a former nurse who trained at Guildford in Surrey and is trained as a yacht master. Her first novel, The Crossing, was published both in paperback and as an e-book and has sold well.

Faith said, “Once I’d finished my first novel, The Crossing, I was dying to get cracking on another fiction story. One Friday we were invited to a party in our village in Cyprus. The guests were almost 100% local residents, and a right motley bunch they were too. We (my husband and I) live in a small village in Cyprus, and our neighbours consist of many Nationalities. Mostly we live in harmony, but just occasionally something untoward will happen and our quiet village erupts, in a seething mass of tittle-tattle and suspicion. It was during one of these episodes that I realised everyone has a quite different approach to life in general. In the village we have a miniature Roman Amphitheatre, and as I’ve been a regular ‘amateur’ actress for years, I thought it would be fun to concoct a story around the ‘players’ (some villagers), the rest of the local people and an event that would completely shatter the community in its happening.”

Quotation From The Crossing by Faith Mortimer:
“A dockhand caught the heaving line flung ashore by Billy. ‘Where’ve you been mate?’ he asked as he took a turn around the bollard.
Billy thought for a moment. Of all the past night’s activities. The fatalities and the horror of it all. Who could understand?”

Faith’s books can be found on at


Editor’s Notes
1. Faith Mortimer is available for interview. Email
2. The e-books are available from the following locations: The Assassins’ Village Amazon The Assassins’ Village Amazon .com The Crossing Amazon The Crossing Website/blog or in full:
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