Paperback is launched by author

Author Louise Ross.
Author Louise Ross.

A county crime author has launched her latest paperback thriller with a party for her fans.

Louise Ross, from Ponteland, launched her latest paperback thriller Sycamore Gap with a party for family, friends and fans.

The lawyer-turned-author was back in the region to celebrate the release of the second in her DCI Ryan series at Jesmond’s As You Like It.

Holy Island, released in January this year, went on to become Amazon’s bestselling e-book, knocking Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train off the top spot.

And she has now released Sycamore Gap, which opens with a grisly find in the stones of Hadrian’s Wall.

The launch event was attended by Louise’s family as well as fans who arrived to snap up signed copies of Sycamore Gap.

Louise , who now lives in Bath with her husband James and son Ethan, said: “I’ve been absolutely overwhelmed by the response to my first two books.

“My inspiration for my books so far has come from the Northumberland landscape where I grew up.

“Who knows, I may just spot the setting for my fourth novel when I come back.”