High Force by LJ Ross (The DCI Ryan Mysteries Bk 5) @LJRoss_author #Thriller #TuesdayBookBlog

  • 33533363Author: LJ Ross
  • Published: January 2017
  • Category: Thriller, Mystery
  • five-stars

Hell has unleashed a demon – and he’s coming for you… 

Detective Chief Inspector Ryan’s worst nightmare has just become a reality. Notorious serial killer The Hacker has escaped prison and kidnapped one of his best detectives from her own home. His brutality is the stuff of legend – Ryan lost his sister and nearly his own life bringing the man to justice first time around. Can Ryan do it again to save his friend?

Picking up immediately after the cliffhanger ending in Angel, Denise MacKenzie finds herself in a desperate situation. Cold blooded killer Keir Edwards, aka The Hacker, has escaped from prison in an elaborate and high profile way, his single-minded goal drawing out DCI Ryan and causing as much suffering as possible.  Continue reading

Dunstanburgh #Castle #Ruin 14th Century #Photography @EnglishHeritage

Built in the 14th century Dunstanburgh Castle stands on a headland which, according to records, could have been occupied in the prehistoric age. It’s seen lots of fighting, between the English and Scots and during the Wars of the Roses. It’s interesting to note where the name comes from – burgh translates to ‘the fort’, dun to ‘of the town’ and stan is ‘by the rock’.

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#Historic Edlingham ~ #MondayBlogs Church & Castle #Ruins #EnglishHeritage

It was just by chance we found this tiny little hamlet of Edlingham, which comprises only a small group of houses and sits in a beautiful valley. I love finding unexpected treasures like this. Included in this out of the way place is the medieval 11th century church of St John the Baptist. According to the information booklet in the church, there were earlier wooden structures on the site but the first stone building took shape during the year 1000. 

Sometimes it’s nice to see the basic and unpretentious structure without all the opulence and wealth associated with the church in later years. Continue reading

Grace Darling #Memorial in St Aidan’s Church #Bamburgh #MondayBlogs

I didn’t know that much about Grace Darling’s story, apart from the basics, before visiting Bamburgh. It’s an interesting and sad one. Her life was quite solitary in that she didn’t go to school, but learned a wide variety of knowledge from her father and they were very close. She was the youngest child of the family and as such was expected to care for her parents as they aged, which she was quite happy to do. Marriage and a family of her own didn’t seem to interest her.  Continue reading