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Borderlands: A DCI Ryan Mystery

The DCI Ryan Mysteries Book 14
By: LJ Ross
Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
Series: The DCI Ryan Mysteries, Book 14
Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From the number one international best-selling author of Holy Island and Penshaw.

When the gods made man, they made a weapon....

After uncovering a fresh wave of corruption within the ranks of Northumbria CID, Detective Chief Inspector Ryan was looking forward to an uneventful summer. But, when a young woman is shot dead on the remote army ranges of the Northumberland National Park, Ryan is called in to investigate.   

Meanwhile, violent crimes are being committed across sites of historic importance in the North East, the perpetrator leaving only a graffitied symbol as their calling card. As the body count rises, Ryan and his team must unravel the mystery behind its meaning - before it's too late....

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

©2019 Louise Ross (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

Critic Reviews

"LJ Ross keeps company with the best mystery writers." (The Times)

“A literary phenomenon.” (Evening Chronicle)

“LJ Ross is the Queen of Kindle.” (Sunday Telegraph)

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way to short. 😡

love reading about Ryan and his cronies. good story but way to short. Need to be longer

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  • Beeab
  • 12-12-2019

Same story as before

I’m fed up with this series. So predictable. Writing has become so hackneyed and predictable. Please do one more where you kill the lot of them off. I can’t bear their smugness any longer.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-12-2019

borderlands for me

amazing narrotor quick moving storyline all superb just what LJRoss does best how long before next book???

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  • SandraL
  • 13-12-2019

Disappointing

It pains me to write this but I think my love affair with DCI Ryan may be over! This book was a disappointment. The two storylines had merit but both seem to have been rushed at the end and left me with unanswered questions. The book is also quite short - the Audible version is just under 5 1/2 hours long.

Ms Ross seems to be churning out a lot if books at the moment (4 Ryan books and 2 in her new series so far this year I believe) and I think this is why the quality of the writing has deteriorated.

On a positive note, the narration is once again done by the wonderful Jonathan Keeble.

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  • Loraine Brennan
  • 12-12-2019

Not the Usual Standard

I am an avid fan of LJ Ross and have enjoyed all the DCI Ryan books in the series - until this one. Jonathan Keeble, as usual, is perfect as the narrator but even he cannot lift the book. It is very short and just as you think the story is going to build it fizzles out. Hopefully it's just a blip and any further books in the series are back on track

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-12-2019

Truly appalling and a rip off

I will never buy another LJ Ross books. I’ve stuck with them with all except about two but this is just a complete rip-off , it’s more like a short story. Such a far cry from the first one holy Island. There is absolutely no tension or complexity about this book whatsoever. In fact I’m returning it. The author is just making money out of people now for absolutely nothing she ought to be ashamed of herself. It is just like she ran out of interest and just dictated what came into my head in the last hour. She’s got a formula she’s not putting much Effort in anymore and coining the money in 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻

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  • Perpetua
  • 11-12-2019

Repetition of a sentence in 2 places

There are a couple of places where short sentences have been repeated.

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  • Dai Wynne-Jones
  • 11-12-2019

unimpressed.

Rather annoyed the author could not get a basic fact right, doubly so. Firstly the the Royal Welch Fusiliers were merged in 2009 with the Royal Welsh regiment. Secondly the name was not Royal Welsh Fusiliers, it was The Royal Welch Fusiliers. The Regiment is now (and at the time the novel was set) simply The Royal Welsh. Some may call me pedantic, but this distracted at me once. IN fact as my grandfather fought with The Royal Welch fusiliers I found the basic lack of research insulting.

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