The Shrine

The Shrine
  • Author : Lj Ross
  • Publisher : Charnwood
  • Pages : 246
  • Relase : 2020-12
  • ISBN : 1444846515

The Shrine Book Review:

After a long and eventful winter, DCI Ryan and his team are looking forward to the joys of spring. But, when one of their colleagues is shot dead on her own doorstep and the brass think it's an inside job, Ryan finds himself drafted in to investigate. He's barely scratched the surface when reports flood in of a terror explosion at Durham Cathedral. Chaos descends on the sleepy, historic city and, when the smoke clears, they find a priceless artefact that once belonged to Saint Cuthbert is missing. With tensions running at an all-time high, and unable to trust the local police, can Ryan and his team bring a killer to justice...and restore Cuthbert's cross to its natural resting place?

The Shrine

The Shrine
  • Author : L. J. Ross
  • Publisher : Dark Skies Publishing
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2020-11-26
  • ISBN : 1912310163

The Shrine Book Review:

A murder for the history books... After a long and eventful winter, DCI Ryan and his team are looking forward to the joys of spring. But, when one of their colleagues is shot dead on her own doorstep and the brass think it's an inside job, Ryan finds himself drafted in to investigate. He's barely scratched the surface when reports flood in of a terror explosion at Durham Cathedral. Chaos descends on the sleepy, historic city and, when the smoke clears, they find a priceless artefact that once belonged to Saint Cuthbert is missing. With tensions running at an all-time high, unable to trust the local police, can Ryan and his team bring a killer to justice -- and restore Cuthbert's cross to its natural resting place? Murder and mystery are peppered with romance and humour in this fast-paced crime whodunnit set amidst the spectacular landscape of County Durham. "LJ Ross keeps company with the best mystery writers" - The Times "A literary phenomenon" - Evening Chronicle

Ryan's Christmas

Ryan's Christmas
  • Author : L. J. Ross
  • Publisher : DCI Ryan Mysteries
  • Pages : 300
  • Relase : 2020
  • ISBN : 1912310155

Ryan's Christmas Book Review:

Christmas can be murder... After a busy year fighting crime, DCI Ryan and his team of murder detectives are enjoying a festive season of goodwill, mulled wine and, in the case of DS Phillips, a stottie cake or two--that is, until a freak snowstorm forces their car off the main road and into the remote heart of Northumberland. Their Christmas spirit is soon tested when they're forced to find shelter inside England's most haunted castle, where they're the uninvited guests at a 'Candlelit Ghost Hunt'. It's all fun and games--until one of the guests is murdered. It seems no mortal hand could have committed the crime, so Ryan and Co. must face the spectres living inside the castle walls to uncover the grisly truth, before another ghost joins their number... Murder and mystery are peppered with romance and humour in this fast-paced crime whodunnit set amidst the spectacular Northumbrian landscape. "LJ Ross keeps company with the best mystery writers" - The Times "A literary phenomenon" - Evening Chronicle

The Rock

The Rock
  • Author : LJ Ross
  • Publisher : DCI Ryan Mysteries
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2021-06-04
  • ISBN : 191231018X

The Rock Book Review:

FROM THE SHADOWS INTO THE LIGHT... When a fishing boat is wrecked off the treacherous North Sea coast and the body of a young woman washes up on the beach beside the iconic 'Marsden Rock', DCI Ryan cannot ignore the call to duty. With one already dead and more human cargo missing from the wreckage, Ryan and his team race to find the remaining souls -- before it's too late, and their investigation turns to murder. As they uncover the seedy underbelly of Tyneside, cold and calculated opportunism clashes with the rock-hard arm of the Law, but there's one thing that proves stronger than stone... The human spirit. Murder and mystery are peppered with romance and humour in this fast-paced crime whodunnit set amidst the spectacular North Eastern landscape. "LJ Ross keeps company with the best mystery writers" - The Times "A literary phenomenon" - Evening Chronicle

Pirate Cinema

Pirate Cinema
  • Author : Cory Doctorow
  • Publisher : Tor Teen
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2012-10-02
  • ISBN : 9781429943185

Pirate Cinema Book Review:

From the New York Times bestselling author of Little Brother, Cory Doctorow, comes Pirate Cinema, a new tale of a brilliant hacker runaway who finds himself standing up to tyranny. Trent McCauley is sixteen, brilliant, and obsessed with one thing: making movies on his computer by reassembling footage from popular films he downloads from the net. In the dystopian near-future Britain where Trent is growing up, this is more illegal than ever; the punishment for being caught three times is that your entire household's access to the internet is cut off for a year, with no appeal. Trent's too clever for that too happen. Except it does, and it nearly destroys his family. Shamed and shattered, Trent runs away to London, where he slowly learns the ways of staying alive on the streets. This brings him in touch with a demimonde of artists and activists who are trying to fight a new bill that will criminalize even more harmless internet creativity, making felons of millions of British citizens at a stroke. Things look bad. Parliament is in power of a few wealthy media conglomerates. But the powers-that-be haven't entirely reckoned with the power of a gripping movie to change people's minds.... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Hermitage

The Hermitage
  • Author : L. J. ROSS
  • Publisher : Dark Skies Publishing
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1920-08-06
  • ISBN : 1912310090

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Holy Island

Holy Island
  • Author : L. J. Ross
  • Publisher : Ulverscroft Special Collection
  • Pages : 468
  • Relase : 2021-03
  • ISBN : 1444846523

Holy Island Book Review:

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.

Borderlands

Borderlands
  • Author : L. J. Ross
  • Publisher : Dark Skies Publishing
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2020
  • ISBN : 1912310147

Borderlands Book Review:

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. "LJ Ross keeps company with the best mystery writers" - The Times "A literary phenomenon" - Evening Chronicle

The Infirmary

The Infirmary
  • Author : L. J. Ross
  • Publisher : Dark Skies Publishing
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2020
  • ISBN : 1912310112

The Infirmary Book Review:

** THE PREQUEL TO THE #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER HOLY ISLAND AND NOW A MAJOR NEW AUDIBLE ORIGINALS DRAMA STARRING TOM BATEMAN, KEVIN WHATELY, HERMIONE NORRIS AND ALUN ARMSTRONG **No man is an island...In the stifling summer heat of 2014, a killer has been stalking the streets of Newcastle causing city-wide panic. When the officer in charge of the case turns up dead, it falls upon Detective Chief Inspector Ryan to take up the baton and find the person responsible.To the close-knit team of police in Northumbria CID, Ryan is still an outsider; aloof and uncompromising. He's lived a charmed life and has an unbroken track record to match. But, as The Hacker's death toll rises, Ryan realises this is one adversary he'll never bring to justice on his own... Murder and mystery are peppered with dark humour in this fast-paced crime thriller, set amidst the iconic North-Eastern landscape. "LJ Ross keeps company with the best mystery writers" - The Times"A literary phenomenon" - Evening Chronicle

Surprise, Kill, Vanish

Surprise, Kill, Vanish
  • Author : Annie Jacobsen
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 560
  • Relase : 2019-05-14
  • ISBN : 9780316441407

Surprise, Kill, Vanish Book Review:

From Pulitzer Prize finalist Annie Jacobsen, the untold USA Today bestselling story of the CIA's secret paramilitary units. Surprise . . . your target. Kill . . . your enemy. Vanish . . . without a trace. When diplomacy fails, and war is unwise, the president calls on the CIA's Special Activities Division, a highly-classified branch of the CIA and the most effective, black operations force in the world. Originally known as the president's guerrilla warfare corps, SAD conducts risky and ruthless operations that have evolved over time to defend America from its enemies. Almost every American president since World War II has asked the CIA to conduct sabotage, subversion and, yes, assassination. With unprecedented access to forty-two men and women who proudly and secretly worked on CIA covert operations from the dawn of the Cold War to the present day, along with declassified documents and deep historical research, Pulitzer Prize finalist Annie Jacobsen unveils -- like never before -- a complex world of individuals working in treacherous environments populated with killers, connivers, and saboteurs. Despite Hollywood notions of off-book operations and external secret hires, covert action is actually one piece in a colossal foreign policy machine. Written with the pacing of a thriller, Surprise, Kill, Vanish brings to vivid life the sheer pandemonium and chaos, as well as the unforgettable human will to survive and the intellectual challenge of not giving up hope that define paramilitary and intelligence work. Jacobsen's exclusive interviews -- with members of the CIA's Senior Intelligence Service (equivalent to the Pentagon's generals), its counterterrorism chiefs, targeting officers, and Special Activities Division's Ground Branch operators who conduct today's close-quarters killing operations around the world -- reveal, for the first time, the enormity of this shocking, controversial, and morally complex terrain. Is the CIA's paramilitary army America's weaponized strength, or a liability to its principled standing in the world? Every operation reported in this book, however unsettling, is legal.

Terrorists' Target Selection

Terrorists' Target Selection
  • Author : C. Drake
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 1998-08-26
  • ISBN : 9780230374676

Terrorists' Target Selection Book Review:

The author examines the factors which influence terrorists' target selection. In particular he looks at the influence of the ideologies, strategies and tactics of terrorist groups, and describes how these are restricted by the terrorists' resources, by protective and anti-terrorist measures, by the society within which the terrorists operate, and by the nature of the terrorists and their supporters. He concludes that terrorists' target selection is often both explicable and logical.

False Scent (The Ngaio Marsh Collection)

False Scent (The Ngaio Marsh Collection)
  • Author : Ngaio Marsh
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2009-10-29
  • ISBN : 9780007344765

False Scent (The Ngaio Marsh Collection) Book Review:

Another classic Ngaio Marsh novel reissued.

Renegade

Renegade
  • Author : Rob Sinclair
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 339
  • Relase : 2021-03-30
  • ISBN : 9781504071857

Renegade Book Review:

The secret agent returns in an action-packed thriller that’s “an adrenaline shot right to the heart.” Over a million books sold in the original series! (The Best Thriller Books) James Ryker, a veteran intelligence agent now freelancer, working for the secretive Joint Intelligence agency on an op-by-op basis, finds himself embroiled in a complicated mission that will test him to his limit. When a simple surveillance mission goes awry and the key target is kidnapped in broad daylight in a busy London square, Ryker knows he has his work cut out. Ryker is tasked with figuring out what went wrong. But when his good friend Sam Moreno disappears without a trace, the mission becomes more personal than he could have imagined. Torn between toeing the government line, and finding the answers he needs, Ryker realizes there’s only one way to find those responsible and to punish them . . . His way. “Rob Sinclair knows how to keep things fresh—constantly dropping Ryker into new situations and turning his life completely upside down. The pace is kept at a healthy high throughout, and Ryker is a brilliantly believable character to get behind . . . Great fun—and an easy read that kept me gripped and racing through the pages.” —The Page Is Printed “The book is fast-paced and deftly plotted, with a few twists that will certainly keep the readers on their toes. With mounting suspense, relentless action and a fair amount of violence, I felt pretty exhausted by the end! . . . entertaining, action-packed and thrilling, a real page-turner.” —The Curious Ginger Cat

First You Write a Sentence.

First You Write a Sentence.
  • Author : Joe Moran
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 244
  • Relase : 2018-09-27
  • ISBN : 9780241978504

First You Write a Sentence. Book Review:

A STYLE GUIDE BY STEALTH - HOW ANYONE CAN WRITE WELL (AND FULLY ENJOY GOOD WRITING) 'Joe Moran is a wonderfully sharp writer, calm, precise and quietly comical' Craig Brown Advanced maths has no practical use, and is understood by few. A symphony can be enjoyed, but created only by a genius. Good writing, however, can be written (and read) by anyone if we give it the gift of our time. Enter universally praised historian Professor Joe Moran. From the Bible and Shakespeare to Orwell and Diana Athill, First You Write a Sentence.show us how the most ordinary words can be turned into verbal constellations, sharing: - The tools of the trade; from typewriters to texting and the impact this has on the craft - Writing and the senses; how to make the world visible and touchable - How to find the ideal word, build a sentence, and construct a paragraph Good writing can ignite the hearts and minds of readers, help us notice the world better and live more meaningful lives. And it's a power we all can wield. 'What a lovely thing this is: a book that delights in the sheer textural joy of good sentences . . . Any writer should read it' Bee Wilson 'Thoughtful, engaging, and lively . . . when you've read it, you realise you've changed your attitude to writing (and reading)' John Simpson, formerly Chief Editor of the OED and author of The Word Detective 'Moran is a past master at producing fine, accessible non-fiction' Helen Davies, Sunday Times

Blood Runs Cold

Blood Runs Cold
  • Author : Alex Barclay
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 496
  • Relase : 2008-12-22
  • ISBN : 9780007287260

Blood Runs Cold Book Review:

Kindap and murder collide in Alex Barclay’s heart-stopping new thriller featuring FBI Agent Ren Bryce.

Seven Bridges

Seven Bridges
  • Author : L. J. ROSS
  • Publisher : Dark Skies Publishing
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1920-07-09
  • ISBN : 1912310082

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Penshaw

Penshaw
  • Author : L. J. Ross
  • Publisher : Dark Skies Publishing
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2020
  • ISBN : 1912310139

Penshaw Book Review:

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. "LJ Ross keeps company with the best mystery writers" - The Times "A literary phenomenon" - Evening Chronicle

Dark Skies

Dark Skies
  • Author : L. J. ROSS
  • Publisher : Dark Skies Publishing
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1920-07-09
  • ISBN : 1912310074

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Death on Paradise Island

Death on Paradise Island
  • Author : B. M. Allsopp
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2016-10-17
  • ISBN : 0994571941

Death on Paradise Island Book Review:

Shortlisted for the Impress Prize for New Writers This is the first of the Fiji Islands Mysteries series, featuring Detective Joe Horseman, Fiji rugby hero, and Sergeant Susila Singh. When a girl's body is snagged on the coral reef at Fiji's high-end Paradise Island resort, the two drag to the surface secrets that have no place in paradise.

Encyclopedia of Pulp Fiction Writers

Encyclopedia of Pulp Fiction Writers
  • Author : Lee Server
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Pages : 321
  • Relase : 2014-05-14
  • ISBN : 9781438109121

Encyclopedia of Pulp Fiction Writers Book Review:

Provides an introduction to American pulp fiction during the twentieth century with brief author biographies and lists of their works.