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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
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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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Never Fails

Yet again, a fabulous storyline with interwoven side tales that add very nicely to the full rounded entertainment experience. Jonathan Keeble is a brilliant narrator... and suits this genre and series perfectly... long may the association endure! Thank you L J Ross for another brilliant listening experience!

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Too short, but still sweet

I get the feeling this is a wrapping up of the storyline, which would be a shame.

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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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  • Maine Knitter
  • 20-12-2019

Good but not my favorite

I love this series and was thrilled to get a new Ryan book so soon after the last one. But I was a bit disappointed - just a bit - with this one.

First of all, I listened to the audiobook. They are very well done. However, I was immediately confused because the soldier in the beginning of the book sounded just like Frank and I didn’t understand what he was doing there. Took me a while to work that out.

The plot line with the hate crimes seemed a bit undeveloped or thrown in for no real reason. The main plot was great. Disturbing but good.

These characters have long become favorites and the author is one of my “automatic pre-orders.” I look forward to more.

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  • barbara
  • 14-12-2019

Borderlands

I love DCI Ryan books and have read/listened to them all. This one was one of my favorites, just love the excitment, the guessing and the love in between. I truly hope that they carry on for a long time. I would love to see this in a tv series, something to think about. I look forward to the next one releasing soon. The narration is perfect.

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  • Diana Hart 33
  • 23-04-2020

great short story

I've listened to this entire series and have thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm sad that now I have to wait for the next book (s) to come out. Jonathan Keeble is awesome! it amazes me how many voices he can do, and how well he narrates this series. it has played like a movie in my head. Well written and superbly narrated. win win I can't wait for it to continue!

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  • Luccia Gray
  • 25-03-2020

Fabulous Crime Procedural

I'm gradually reading all of DCI Ryan's novels bt LJ Ross. and this us another brilliant addition. I'm looking forward to reading the next one on my list!

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  • Trish R.
  • 06-01-2020

Another wonderful addition to the series..


Another great book in the DCI Ryan series. This one involved the death of a girl during a military exercise and a group of
anti-Semites.

As always it was wonderful to see Ryan and Anna, Frank and MacKenzie and their new adopted (almost) daughter Samantha, and Jack and Melanie. It’s like seeing old friends after reading 14 books in this series.

No sex and the F-bomb was used 1 time.

As to the Narration: If it weren’t for Jonathan Keeble this series wouldn’t have been nearly as good.

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  • angela yardy
  • 22-12-2019

Short and weak

This is the last book in the series that started out really good but as the series progressed the work became weaker and shorter. The stories became more improbable and the endings totally unbelievable. It seems that the author has stepped onto the treadmill of churning out books - so sad as I said the original stories in the series were really good and well written. Thankfully the performance artist was consistently good.