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 another body turns up amongst the sand dunes at the base of the mighty castle fortress, and he decides it can’t be a coincidence…

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. With a new DCS to contend with and hundreds of cold case files to sift through, the chances of uncovering a dormant killer seem unlikely. But as Melanie delves deeper into the secrets of the past to uncover the truth, she soon realises it lies much closer to home…

Murder and mystery are peppered with romance and humour in this fast-paced crime whodunnit, set amidst the spectacular Northumbrian landscape.

“LJ Ross keeps company with the best mystery writers” – The Times

“A literary phenomenon” – Evening Chronicle

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

by LJ Ross 

My review

Bamburgh is another excellent read in the DCI Ryan series. Honestly, these books just get better and better. I love catching up with Ryan, Frank, and the team. They are such a lovable bunch. I know I’ve said it many times before, but I do talk about them like they are real people. I have recently got my Mum-in-law addicted to these books also and she feels the same. We chat about them together now. My husband thinks we’re a bit nuts. Lol!

It is my mission to convert everyone (who isn’t already) into Ryan fans!

This book ticks all the boxes for me.

I love the police procedural aspect.

I love the mystery, the tension, the suspense.

I love how invested I am in these characters. My heart truly went out to DC Melanie Yates, and I was terrified for her.

A certain other character made my skin crawl.

I love the setting of this book, and the series as a whole.

I love how Dr Gregory features in this book.

I love the romance and the humour. Frank always makes me giggle. I love the banter between him and Ryan.

If you haven’t read this yet you are in for a real treat and if you haven’t read any of the series yet, then you really should. Treat yourself!

Another easy five stars for me. I highly recommend!

Available now….

happy reading!

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