Thanks to Helen, Jill and Joffe Books for asking me to be closing the blog tour for book 10 in Helens Calladine and Bayliss series, Dead Wicked.
About the Book
DEAD WICKED (Calladine & Bayliss #10) by Helen H Durrant
Looking for a brilliant best-selling crime mystery with great detectives?
DETECTIVES CALLADINE AND BAYLISS HUNT FOR A VICIOUS KILLER
The fist victim is found on waste ground. His tongue has been cut out and stuffed down his throat.
Then another body is found dumped in a lake up in the hills. The same gruesome murder method is used.
And guess who the detectives’ new boss is? The incredibly difficult Stephen Greco.
A TWISTED KILLER . . . AND A WICKED TWIST
Meanwhile Ruth Bayliss’s personal life is falling part and someone is targeting local businesses with ransomware.
The prime suspect is a criminal Calladine thought he’d seen the last of.
WHO’S THE SERIAL KILLER AND WHO’S NEXT ON THE LIST?
Discover an absolutely unputdownable crime thriller from a best-selling author.
IN AN ENDING WITH A MASSIVE TWIST, THE DETECTIVES FIND EVERYTHING THEY BELIEVED IS WRONG.
If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Mel Sherratt, Ruth Rendell, or Mark Billingham you will enjoy this exciting new crime fiction writer.
DEAD WICKED is book ten of a new series of detective thrillers featuring D.S. Ruth Bayliss and D.I. Tom Calladine.
What readers are saying about the series
“I read it in one sitting.” Aileen
“This books has lots of twists and turns throughout and with a cracking ending to this brilliant book.” Nessa
“Really enjoyed this book.” Nerys
“Kept me guessing till the end.” Anna Maria
“I finished it in twenty-four hours and enjoyed every page.” Joan
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 fictional village of Leesdon is 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 NOW
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
THE DCI GRECO BOOKS
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
I can’t believe we are already on book 10 of the amazing Calladine and Bayliss series and that the books are getting better as we go on.
With this series you really need to read them in order so you get an idea about all the characters and how they all work together, plus with a surprise guest from one of Helen’s other series joining the gang you really should also read her DCI Grecco series to get a better understanding of his character.
The book starts with a man walking home from the pub before getting picked up, beaten, having his tongue cut out and shoved down his throat.
Calladine has now been promoted to DCI but much rather prefers to be out and about, which is where DCI Grecco comes into things and keep things under control. The team have to learn to get on with Grecco now and work through all his foibles.
After the first body is found, more deaths occur and they all start sounding very similar to an old serial killer who Calladine put away and is now out on parole. Everything points to him but is everything as it seems.
There is so much going on in this book that I had to keep on reading just to find out what happened and who did what and where.
The book is written in such a way that you are led down the garden path so many times you just don’t know what to believe and cannot even guess how the book is going to end.
I have loved all of Helen’s books and this one is no different, I can’t wait for more from her.
About the Author
HELEN H. DURRANT
OVER 1 MILLION BOOKS SOLD!
Helen is one of the ‘baby boomer’ generation and began writing when she retired from her job at a local college. Born in Edinburgh to an English father and Scottish the family settled in a Pennine village between the counties of Lancashire and Yorkshire. It is an environment which has shaped her stories. Writing is a second career and, despite having a bus pass, keeps her busy, and tuned in.
Helen has grown-up family and five grandchildren.
BOOKS BY HELEN H. DURRANT
CALLADINE & BAYLISS SERIES:
- DEAD WRONG
- DEAD SILENT
- DEAD LIST
- DEAD LOST
- DEAD & BURIED
- DEAD NASTY
- DEAD JEALOUS
- DEAD BAD
- DEAD GUILTY
DI GRECO SERIES:
- DARK MURDER
- DARK HOUSES
- DARK TRADE
- DARK ANGEL
DI MATHEW BRINDLE SERIES:
- HIS THIRD VICTIM
- THE OTHER VICTIM
DCI RACHEL KING SERIES:
- NEXT VICTIM
- TWO VICTIMS
- WRONG VICTIM