Jumped back into murder mysteries after a history read with Longstone by LJ Ross. This is the tenth book of the DCI Ryan series. As usual with Ross, the plot was tight and fast-paced. You continue to like the main characters, but none were really expanded in this story.
The setting, in this case the village Seahouses and the Farne Islands on the Northumbrian Coast, is always a key element of an LJ Ross story. You can really feel the place, the people, and the weather. Here is a short video that explores the islands.
Longstone by LJ Ross
“Between the devil and the deep blue sea…”
Viking treasure is discovered beneath the icy waters of the North Sea and local historian Doctor Anna Taylor is called in to help catalogue the most exciting hoard in living memory. But when a shipwreck diver washes up dead, she’s soon out of her depth. Luckily, she knows just the person to call…
When DCI Ryan arrives at the picturesque fishing town of Seahouses, he’s faced with an impenetrable wall of secrets and lies. As he juggles marine archaeology and the cutthroat world of shipwreck diving, another murder blows the case wide open. To uncover the truth, Ryan must delve deeper into the hearts of those around him to find what lies beneath…
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