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Penshaw

DCI Ryan, Book 13
By: LJ Ross
Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
Series: The DCI Ryan Mysteries, Book 13
Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
5 out of 5 stars (39 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When you sell your soul, the devil gives no refunds.... 

When an old man is burned alive in a sleepy ex-mining village, Detective Chief Inspector Ryan is called in to investigate. He soon discovers that, beneath the facade of a close-knit community, the burn from decades-old betrayal still smoulders. When everyone had a motive, can he unravel the secrets of the past before the killer strikes again?   

Meanwhile, back at Northumbria CID, trouble is brewing with rumours of a mole in Ryan’s department. With everyone under suspicion, can he count on anybody but himself?   

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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another good book

hooked on the series L J Ross writes a good story you get to follow the characters easy well narrated by Jonathon Kebble as from the start of series which makes it better than changing the narrator as some do .

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Kept me guessing

Loved this book, listening and reading. The characters are believable.... nearly. The storyline, again was great and I loved that another character that I know from LJ Ross' other book is included. Looking forward to getting onto the next installment

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Not as good as past books

Having read all the DCI Ryan books this one was not in my opinion as gripping

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Excellent Author and narrator

I have enjoyed this series immensely. each book has been riveting, with ligbt lol moments, tears and anger. this book did not disappoint.

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Great story - riveting narration

Jonathan Keeble’s characterisations are brilliant. I can’t get enough of DCI Ryan and his team. Fabulous yarns Helen H Durrant.

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  • 22-11-2019

Good story

Johnathan Keeble did another excellent job. I do hope LJ Ross has some more Ryan books for us

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  • VA Barnhill - Author
  • 20-09-2019

Brilliant

Just completed reading LJ Ross’s Penshaw. Brilliant writing, as expected. Brilliant performance by Jonathan Keeble, as always. Brilliant well researched historically centered story. Always sad to reach The End of a Ross book. Can’t wait for her new series, and more DCI Ryan!

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  • Sharon
  • 18-09-2019

LJ Ross doesn't disappoint

This novel is a roller coaster. In one chapter you're shown the meticulous planning and attention to details that police use to investigate crimes, in the next there's a heartwarming scene with the child Sam from the previous book, and then the coaster tips and careens downhill amid screams.
Thanks for another enjoyable story where the good guys do a good job and the bad guys go to jail.

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  • Trish R.
  • 28-08-2019

Outstanding! Loved the book and the narration..



It says this is book 13 of 14 and I would hate to think the next one is the last. It’s a great series and I love Maxwell Ryan and his wife Anna, his partner and best friend Frank Phillips and wife Denise. And that Jack Lowerson, I was wondering if Jack was going to make it out alive. He was always getting in messes.

This book was no different for Jack. And he had to work himself into a near nervous breakdown before he asked for Ryan’s help. All the while Ryan was working undercover trying to ferret out bad cops. It was an excellent story-line. I can’t wait for Borderlands to come out September 29th.

There was no sex, but it was a good love story. Ryan and Anna were wonderful together. There was also no swearing.

As to the narration: Jonathan Keeble is as great with this book as he was with all 12 of the others. Loved Ryan’s sexy voice and Franks rough gravelly one. Everyone had their own voice to where it didn’t have to tell you who was speaking, you recognized the voice automatically.

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  • barbara
  • 24-08-2019

Penshaw

This is one of my favourite Dective stories and have read all of them, eagerly awaiting my pre-ordered next copy. I love DCI Ryan and now all his team and they are so real to me. If this was made into a TV series, I would tape and keep all episodes. Anyone wanting a good Detective series, try this, guaranteed you'll be hooked soon. Excellent stories and narrated in the best possible voice. loved every minute of it. thank you

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  • Tywanda Thorps
  • 24-08-2019

More please

I listened to the entire DOC Ryan series and loved all of them. The characters were excellent. Will we hear more from the DOC Ryan series. This has been my favorite of all the series I've listen to. The writing was superb.

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  • Salter
  • 02-09-2019

Wow, simply brilliant...

I'm a big fan of LJ Ross and the DCI Ryan series. Each book has been superb, but I think the bar has been further raised by Penshaw. Largely a follow on from The Moor (book 12), Penshaw is deeply absorbing, with some superb plot lines, edge of your seat intrigue and some spellbinding interplay between the main characters. I think Phillips is just my favourite fictional character - period!
Can't recommend this and the rest of the DCI Ryan series enough.
Jonathan Keeble does a magnificent job narrating, as he has done through the entire series. I can't wait for the next installment.

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  • reader
  • 26-08-2019

Penshaw : DCI Ryan

Another good and intriguing and enjoyable story line which was excellently narrated by Jonathan Keeble

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  • Maggie
  • 24-08-2019

Superb... follows straight on from The Moor

These 2 books, The Moor and Penshaw, were released on the same day and are best listened to straight through one after another. The time gap between them is no more than a day or so and we are back with the usual team of Ryan, Phillips, McKenzie, Yates - and of course Anna, though less of her than other books - and the lovely Sam, introduced in The Moor (and of course, all the others as well, where would we be without Tom Faulkener and Dr Pinter?)
The Moor ended on a cliffhanger with Jack Lowerson doing his usual thing of dashing off to be a hero without actually thinking things through... no spoilers, but let's just say don't look for a wild improvement too soon. A lot of links back to previous books in the series as well and a theme of corruption, in many senses, running through the story.
In this one LJ Ross also nails her colours to the mast and graphically describes aspects of the Miners' Strikes of the 1980s, conveying the real emotional pain and long term effects for the close knit pit communities. OK, it's a detective novel, but it's good at helping us understand the impact of some of those political decisions
There is one character that deserves a special mention - Joan Watson, a lady in her 80s. Joan is very much the victim in this book, but such a strong well drawn character that she really stands out.
And the narration? Well, it's still Jonathan Keeble. As long as LJ Ross keeps writing these, please keep reading them Jonathan. You have become the voice of Ryan and all of these great characters - and you do it so well. Thank you

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  • Teresa evans
  • 25-08-2019

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Love these books by LJRoss always a good listen. The narrator Jonathan keeble is a excellent narrator. Hurry up with the next one.

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  • Oops 66
  • 24-08-2019

This was fantastic.

This was a brilliant story, I love the way LJ reminds us of previous storylines in this series. I so wanted to find out what had happened to the detective, after the last book in series. Just hope the next book is in process ,of being written and will not be too long.

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  • Caroline MOREAU
  • 22-08-2019

Excellent story line.

Love every single one of her books, also have great pleasure listening to the narration. Cant wait until the next one is brought out in audio form.

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  • Suzi
  • 27-11-2019

Brilliant

I have enjoyed everyone of the DCI Ryan books which I listen to when driving. The interaction between Ryan & Phillips is great and I often laugh at Phillips sayings & antics

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  • Gemma
  • 20-11-2019

Fab

Love these books don’t normally stick with a series for this long as they can get repetitive and don’t always write a review unless it’s very good on all fronts. I find each book a fresh read with a different crime, i love all the main characters. Also the reader Jonathan Keeble is Amazing at the narration he really brings the books to life. One of the best readers on here,This is another great listen from LJ Ross.

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  • Jacky
  • 09-11-2019

Brilliant

Great book in the DCI Ryan Series cannot for the next audio book in series

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  • TrudyW
  • 08-11-2019

Excellent

Love this book with its weaving story line. In and out of people’s lives and their attempts to make a better life for themselves. Excellent listen made better with Jonathan’s narration