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The Infirmary

The Infirmary

Why a Booktrail?

2014: A killer is stalking the streets of Newcastle…

  • Genre: Crime, Mystery

What you need to know before your trail

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. ​

Travel Guide

Listen and BookTrail your way around the city of Newcastle

The Infirmary is the prequel to Holy Island and gives a greater understanding of Ryan before the nightmare events that sent him to Holy Island. The events of that book (Book one in the series)  provides a case which affects him badly and this book helps to set the scene for both Holy Island and the books which follow.

With the sounds that only an audiobook can provide (background noises in the police office, the hustle and bustle of the Quayside) you can sense that you are firmly in the North East with the characters.

Tom Bateman plays Ryan and Kevin Whately plays Frank Phillips

Mark Bazeley is the killer, and Bertie Carvel—the killer’s inner dialogue.

Hermione Norris is the narrator and brings the story to life.

BookTrail Boarding Pass: The Infirmary

Destination: Newcastle, Holy Island Author/guide: L J Ross  Departure Time: 2000s

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