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Bamburgh: A DCI Ryan Mystery (The DCI Ryan Mysteries Book 19)

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i’d love to see a book that doesn’t focus on past enemies coming to “attack” the found-family they have built between them.

every so often it makes sense, but it feels like every book has been based off of this plot for some time now.Despite being a long ways into a long running series, the novel was easily accessible and had a solid impact. When a cantankerous old woman dies at her home in the sleepy, picturesque village of Bamburgh, DCI Ryan doesn’t think much of it—except, that is, for the small matter of it having been his wife who happened to find her body. Then the author begins the murder mysteries with one of the two murder mysteries which run concurrently throughout the story.

The 19th instalment in the DCI Ryan series, this fast-paced and punchy crime novel mixes a dark and emotional serial killer murder with an Agatha Christie-style cosy murder. One of the previous books tried to clear the force, but still we found some rotten ones in the previous book. From the moment LJ Ross’s marvellous series about aristocratic copper DCI Ryan and his close-knit team appeared, I’ve been a huge fan.In fact, when a new character was introduced, I had the fleeting thought, ‘oh, please don’t make this person behave like…’ Well, Ross did. two plot lines ran side by side - one was brilliant and very reminiscent of Agatha Christie set against the Bamburgh backdrop. Bamburgh was super special - I spent a lot of my childhood up there so I could picture absolutely everything perfectly. Meanwhile, after a recent revelation about her sister, DC Melanie Yates quest to avenge her death is becoming an obsession much to the concern of those around her.

Meanwhile, after a recent revelation about her sister, DC Melanie Yates' quest to avenge her death is becoming an obsession - much to the concern of those around her. I've only previously read the first book in this series and I wouldn't have described myself as a fan yet. It’s just as well the characters are so damn loveable and, after 18 books, we’re invested in them, and the overall story so gripping you keep reading.Nothing wrong with all that – it’s in keeping with her character and the way in which her sister’s murder has not only torn her family apart, and haunted her for years but also set her on her current career path. in what’s now a hugely successful series for Ross, is yet another good addition to the ongoing story of Ryan, his wife, Anna, his investigative team, Frank and his wife, Denise, Melanie and Jack… or, it would be, except I have one small gripe. Her eleventh novel, The Infirmary, is a prequel story to the DCI Ryan series and is available as a major Audible Originals audio-drama starring Tom Bateman, Kevin Whately, Bertie Carvel, Hermione Norris and Alun Armstrong. Meanwhile, after a recent revelation about her sister, DC Melanie Yates’ quest to avenge her death is becoming an obsession—much to the concern of those around her. Optional extra – have your items hand wrapped in brown paper packaging tied up with string and with their very own North East tourist tip.

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