The dishy DCI Ryan is back! Heavenfield opens with a shock and the pace doesn't let up from there. Has DCI Ryan just been shot?
Heavenfield wraps up the themes from Ross's previous two DCI Ryan thrillers, Holy Island and Sycamore Gap, including the mysterious and bloodthirsty pagan 'Circle'.
A man is found dead at the tiny, remote church of Heavenfield in Northumberland. It turns out DCI Ryan is the suspect in the killing. He's the only other person for miles around and is standing over the body when a group of pilgrims enter the church.
Already suspended from Northumbria CID, Ryan has to fight to clear his name, with the help of his feisty love interest Dr Anna Taylor and his trusty sidekick DS Frank Phillips.
Ross is truly the master of characterisation. While her subject matter is dark and disturbing, there's no shortage of comedy in the relationship between DCI Ryan and his DS, Frank Phillips, with his fantastical collection of colourful ties!
Now can't wait for the fourth DCI Ryan Angel, which doesn't follow on, but looks set to bring DCI Ryan and the gang back for another outing.