The Shrine by LJ Ross

The Shrine by LJ Ross

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16th July 2021. In an explosive start, DCI Ryan’s pregnant wife Anna is injured in an incident at Durham Cathedral. As the dust settles, it becomes clear that the explosion was no more than a smoke screen to hide a

Borderlands by LJ Ross

Borderlands by LJ Ross

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11th June 2020.  3.5 stars. You’re always guaranteed and entertaining and enjoyable crime story from LJ Ross and the fourteenth books in the DCI Ryan series is no exception. This time Ryan and his team are split across two separate

Penshaw by LJ Ross

Penshaw by L J Ross

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10th April 2020.   5 stars. I’ve read and thoroughly enjoyed every one of the DCI Ryan series from Holy Island through to Penshaw, which is one of the best. It’s rooted in the miners’ strike of 1985, which cast a

Interview

Interview on Fictionophile

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My thanks to Lynne LeGrow for some interesting and entertaining questions. ‘There’s nothing better than knowing others enjoy the story you wrote. That’s why I write.’ Read the full interview here.  

No Remorse

Reviews from the No Remorse blog tour

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Check out the reviews and guest posts from the No Remorse blog tour, 7th to 18th May, 2018. Dear BBC, please make these into a top quality drama – Booksaremycwtches This book is a brilliant read – Black Books Blog

The Moor

The Moor by LJ Ross

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6th August 2019.  5 stars. LJ Ross has delivered another terrific and highly entertaining episode in the DCI Ryan series. This time it’s a cold case investigation, triggered by the memories of a 10 year old girl, Samantha, who’s the

Longstone

Longstone by LJ Ross

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22nd April 2019 – 4 stars. I’m glad the team were back in Northumbria for this murder investigation involving a Viking shipwreck that costs Iain Tucker his life. In steps DCI Ryan to investigate and uncover the secrets and lies

Sue Grafton

Are your novels cosy mysteries?

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When a reader first asked me this question, images of Miss Marple and tearooms in quaint country villages sprang into my head. That’s okay, I thought, because I love Miss Marple and Agatha Christie. They’re one of the reasons I

Seven Bridges

Seven Bridges by LJ Ross

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21st November 2018 – 4/5 stars Once again, the author delivers another terrific story, filled with tension, suspense and superlative writing as someone starts blowing up the bridges over the River Tyne. Is it a terrorist, trying to bring Newcastle

Dark Skies

Dark Skies by LJ Ross

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5th October 2018 – 4/5 stars After Cragside’s detour into the whodunit, it’s good to be back into the more familiar police procedural format. This time a murder from thirty years ago leads to more killings in the present day