Lady's Well: A DCI Ryan Mystery (The DCI Ryan Mysteries Book 20)

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Lady's Well: A DCI Ryan Mystery (The DCI Ryan Mysteries Book 20)

Lady's Well: A DCI Ryan Mystery (The DCI Ryan Mysteries Book 20)

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Lady's Well" (the 20th book in her DCI Ryan series) is available in ebook format now, with paperback and audio formats coming soon! The banter he had with Philips was occasionally amusing but more often a bit overworked, and seem to fall flat.

After the discovery of the dead man, Ryan and Frank arrive, find the local police in disarray, and they feel the wrath of Ryan's tongue. Often when I read crime fiction I can work out whodunit by halfway but in this story I only realised when Ryan did. Sembra davvero che sia stato scritto da un autore diverso, che ha solo una vaga idea dei personaggi, che ama dilungarsi in sermoni spesso inutili e irritanti e fa fatica a costruire una trama degna dei romanzi precedenti, di cui era difficile, invece, interrompere la lettura. I would have liked to hear more about the Well, the village of Holystone, The ancient Pagan and Christian past, and the surrounding landscape. LJ Ross is an international bestselling author, best known for creating atmospheric mystery and thriller novels, including the DCI Ryan series of Northumbrian murder mysteries which have sold over 8 million copies worldwide.

Accusations abound in the small, close-knit community, and ‘old’ religions spar against ‘new’ while fear runs like wildfire through the streets. I enjoyed it like most books, however the storyline felt a little thin as this just seemed to be a prelude to something more. Weirdly, Ross seemed more interested in mocking environmental activists and veganism, which seem to be less about the characters' opinions and more about Ross's own thoughts on these matters.

Come gli altri, lo sto leggendo in lingua originale e, rispetto ai precedenti 19 della serie, trovo eccessivo l'uso di espressioni linguistiche locali, unite alla novità della scelta, a volte pretenziIosa, del lessico. Another thing I love is that this isn’t your stereo typical detective series, yes Ryan has his own demons to fight but both him and Frank are happily married which is something I don’t think I’ve rarely read in this genre and it really is a breath of fresh air. The small village of Lady's Well has a spring which feeds the villagers their water, and it's found to have been corrupted with a red dye. With another death, which could be suicide, the team have got to work hard and quickly to get to the bottom of just what is going on.

It makes you want to visit Northumberland and immerse yourself in the world described so well by the author. I feel like the first few books had a bit more grit and interesting crimes to solve, whereas now the main focus is on the relationships between the characters with a very thinly plotted mystery in the background. So many phrases that just grated because yes, they do the job, but isn't there a fresher way to say them? This service is entirely free, and your details will never be shared with any third parties whatsoever. DCI Ryan and his team caught a mysterious case of Well turning red, and the entire village of Holystone suffered from poisoning, which caused an older man to die.

There's a few suspects, but the main one is found dead, slightly turning the investigation on it's head. I absolutely love this series, and Northumbria, England is one area of England which I have not visited very often, but these characters are so real to me, I feel that they are my friends. While they are investigating Ryan and Phillips have to deal with protesters who want to stop any chance of fracking in the area and Karen Russell who is the leader of the local Council and very much wants the fracking contracts. This may be book twenty in the series but I am hoping there will be plenty more yet to come as they are highly entertaining reads with plenty of murder and mayhem with one of the best set of characters who by now feel like family. Pagans vs Christians, those for fracking vs those against fracking, love vs hate – how will Ryan and Phillips get to the truth?This is probably a matter of personal taste, but I disliked the constant references to Trump, Liz Truss, TikTok, influencers, etc.

If you enjoy humour as well as the serious side of policing, then I would say that this is a series for you. The environmentalism and fracking debates were interesting, but I would have liked these to have been more of a focus than the repeated worshipful paragraphs about Ryan. Yes, we get it, he is tall and handsome and upper class and white and privileged, but why does this need to be reiterated so many times?Lady’s Well is probably one of new favourites in the series with plenty of twists that had me hooked. My heart went out to Melanie Yates and Jack Lowerson, both trusted and valued members of the team and so much baggage, will they get through this difficult time? I found Ross's writing irritating at times, and I'm not sure if it's because I am unfamiliar with the series and its idiosyncrasies, but there were a few things that grated on me, personally.

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