DCI Ryan is the protagonist in a series of crime thriller/romantic suspense novels by English novelist L.J. Ross. The series mixes crime with romance and humour. It is not only set in the author’s home county of Northumberland, but also County Durham and Newcastle.

L.J. Ryan began her DCI Ryan series in 2015 with the novel Holy Island. The series is currently ongoing. Below is a list of L.J. Ryan’s DCI Ryan books in order of when they were first published (which is the same as their chronological order):

Publication Order of DCI Ryan Books

Holy Island(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sycamore Gap(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Heavenfield(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Angel(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
High Force(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cragside(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dark Skies(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Seven Bridges(2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hermitage(2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Longstone(2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


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DCI Ryan Synopsis: Sycamore Gap is the second DCI Ryan novel by LJ Ross. Detective Chief Inspector Ryan believes he has put his turbulent history behind him. Then, in the early hours of the summer solstice, the skeleton of a young woman is found inside the Roman Wall at Sycamore Gap. She has lain undiscovered for ten years and it is Ryan’s job to piece together her past. Enquiry lines cross and merge as Ryan is forced to face his own demons and enter into a deadly game of cat and mouse with a killer who seems unstoppable.

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