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DEAD BAD a gripping crime mystery full of twists (Calladine & Bayliss Mystery Book 8) Kindle Edition
Detectives Calladine and Bayliss face a vicious serial killer in a mystery with a shocking ending.
A woman’s body is found in a disused church, a homemade stuffed toy by her side. The victim had been dumped there months ago. The crime has the hallmarks of twenty-year-old case whose alleged perpetrator is in prison.
Detective Ruth Bayliss must work out whether a serial killer has returned, or if a new killer is just taunting the police.
Her partner DI Tom Calladine faces the fight of his life to clear his name of corruption accusations. And then things go from bad to worse for Calladine . . .
With the team under massive pressure and drugs flooding the streets, another gruesomely presented body is found.
In an ending with a huge twist, the detectives must unpick decades’ old lies before anyone else dies.
If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Mel Sherratt, Ruth Rendell, or Mark Billingham you will enjoy this exciting new crime fiction writer.
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT DEAD BAD:
“As soon as I’d started it I was gripped.” Nerys
“The shocking truth is revealed with a surprising ending.” Hannelore Cheney
“Brilliant from start to finish.” Susan
“Well-written and action-packed.” Linda Strong
“I couldn’t put it down.” Barbara
DEAD BAD is book eight of a new series of detective thrillers featuring D.S. Ruth Bayliss and D.I. Tom Calladine.
Tom Calladine is a detective inspector who is devoted to his job. His personal life, however, is not so successful. Having been married and divorced before the age of twenty-one has set a pattern that he finds difficult to escape.
Ruth Bayliss is in her mid-thirties, plain-speaking but loyal. She is balancing her professional life with looking after a small child.
THE SETTING The fictional village of Leesdon on the outskirts of an industrial northern English city. There is little work and a lot of crime. The bane of Calladine’s life is the Hobfield housing estate, breeding ground to all that is wrong with the area that he calls home.
DISCOVER YOUR NEXT FAVOURITE MYSTERY SERIES
ALSO BY HELEN H. DURRANT
THE CALLADINE & BAYLISS MYSTERY SERIES
Book 1: DEAD WRONG
Book 2: DEAD SILENT
Book 3: DEAD LIST
Book 4: DEAD LOST
Book 5: DEAD & BURIED
Book 6: DEAD NASTY
Book 7: DEAD JEALOUS
Book 8: DEAD BAD
Book 9: DEAD GUILTY
Book 10: DEAD WICKED
Book 11: DEAD SORRY
THE DCI GRECO SERIES
Book 1: DARK MURDER
Book 2: DARK HOUSES
Book 3: DARK TRADE
Book 4: DARK ANGEL
DETECTIVE RACHEL KING THRILLERS
Book 1: NEXT VICTIM
Book 2: TWO VICTIMS
Book 3: WRONG VICTIM
Book 4: FORGOTTEN VICTIM
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- ASIN : B07CY2DNXD
- Publisher : Joffe Books Mystery, Crime Thriller, Suspense Fiction (7 May 2018)
- Language : English
- File size : 1095 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 253 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1789310148
- Best Sellers Rank: 37,285 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I found this to be a gripping mystery with heightened tension from the outset. In my opinion, this is the best of this author’s work that I have read. I gave the story 4.5 stars out of 5.
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As always the author holds your attention and imagination to the very last page. Twist and turns and plenty of shock moments, you just would not want to miss, trust me!
The characterisation is wonderful throughout in this series, each character brings that something special, which adds to that itch you get when you find it totally impossible to put the book down. Add a great believable storyline and your in for an exciting read.
I'm sad there isn't a book 9 to immediately download, but I live in hope that Calladine and Ruth will soon be up to their necks in more police work, bringing the sick and depraved to justice!
If you haven't tried this series then I honestly recommend you do.........it really is fabulous!
Another testing case for DI Tom Calladine and DS Ruth Bayliss. These books are quick reads not only as they are 250 pages but because you won't be able to put them down. This one is a real page turner with one hell of a climax.
A serial killer is on the loose in a case that will push DI Tom Carradine to the limits. A woman's body is found dumped in a disused church with a stuffed toy by her side. The victim's body was dumped there months ago and the crime is similar to a 20 year old crime whose alleged perpetrator is in prison. Is this the work of the old killer or is a new copycat killer.
Additionally DI Tom Carradine faces a fight to clear his name following corruption accusations. As if things couldn't be bad enough, the pressure increases when another body is found brutally murdered.
Not quite sure how Helen Durrant manages to cover so much in 250 pages.
Great characters, good plot and lots of action.
Anyone who enjoys Joy Ellis, J R Ellis, Janice frost,L J Ross or Michael Hamblin will enjoy reading Helen's work, looking forward to the next one, Greco possibly?