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Holy Island

(2014)
(The first book in the DCI Ryan Mysteries series)
A novel by

 
 
THE AMAZON UK NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER

"LJ Ross is the queen of Kindle" - Sunday Telegraph

"She keeps company with the best mystery writers" - The Times

"Holy Island is a blockbuster" - Daily Express

"A literary phenomenon" - Evening Chronicle

Detective Chief Inspector Ryan retreats to Holy Island seeking sanctuary when he is forced to take sabbatical leave from his duties as a homicide detective. A few days before Christmas, his peace is shattered and he is thrust back into the murky world of murder when a young woman is found dead amongst the ancient ruins of the nearby Priory.

When former local girl Dr Anna Taylor arrives back on the island as a police consultant, old memories swim to the surface making her confront her difficult past. She and Ryan struggle to work together to hunt a killer who hides in plain sight, while pagan ritual and small-town politics muddy the waters of their investigation.

Murder and mystery are peppered with a sprinkling of romance and humour in this fast-paced crime whodunnit set on the spectacular Northumbrian island of Lindisfarne, cut off from the English mainland by a tidal causeway.

"Superbly written. Well thought out plot and in-depth knowledge of the location made this a must read book. Can't wait for the next one."

"Brilliant, fantastic, many more words I could say. This book was totally gripping from start to finish and the ending had me mentally saying 'oh no what next'. Can't wait for her next book."

"I have never been to Lindisfarne but will definitely plan to go after reading this book. I enjoyed it tremendously, with enough pace and story telling to keep me engrossed. What an imagination!"

"I couldn't put this book down from the minute I picked it up! A great mix of thriller, romance, intrigue with a hint of humour."

"I love a crime novel and this one did not disappoint! Great twists and turns and good ending. Looking forward to the next one."

"Great page turner, with a lively plot that holds numerous twists and turns; keeps you guessing until the very end. Fab new author - well done!"

Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

July 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Holy Island: A DCI Ryan Mystery (The DCI Ryan Mysteries)
Author(s): LJ Ross
ISBN: 1-5146-4282-4 / 978-1-5146-4282-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

August 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Holy Island (The DCI Ryan Mysteries)
Author(s): L J Ross
ISBN: 1-5318-1013-6 / 978-1-5318-1013-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


December 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Holy Island: The DCI Ryan Mysteries, Book 1
Author(s): LJ Ross
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


December 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Holy Island: The DCI Ryan Mysteries, Book 1
Author(s): LJ Ross
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon AU   


December 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Holy Island: The DCI Ryan Mysteries, Book 1
Author(s): LJ Ross
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


December 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Holy Island: The DCI Ryan Mysteries, Book 1
Author(s): LJ Ross
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

December 2014 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Holy Island: A DCI Ryan Mystery (The DCI Ryan Mysteries Book 1)
Author(s): LJ Ross
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Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU