DEAD WICKED (Calladine & Bayliss #10) by Helen H Durrant #crimefiction #DeadWicked @joffebooks @hhdurrant

Dead Wicked is book 10 in the brilliant Detectives Calladine and Bayliss series and if you are also a fan of DCI Stephen Greco then there is a treat for you within this story as we find out what happened to him following his mistakes in Dark Angel.

Dead Wicked (Calladine & Bayliss Book 10) 

Format: Kindle
Publisher – JOFFE BOOKS
Publication Date – 2nd July 2020
Genre – Crime Fiction
Author – Helen H Durrant

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Looking for a brilliant best-selling crime mystery with great detectives?

DETECTIVES CALLADINE AND BAYLISS HUNT FOR A VICIOUS KILLER

The first 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 apart 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.

THE DETECTIVES
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 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.

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What the reviewers thought:

Linda Strong Book Reviews  In an ending with a massive twist, the detectives find everything they believed is wrong. Lots of action keeps the reader engaged in this riveting crime fiction.

Beyond the Books As always with Helen’s books, there are multiple things happening and we are in the thick of it, that’s what I love about her books!

Bookish Jottings A heart-stopping police procedural that will chill readers to the bone, Dead Wicked is a brilliantly addictive thriller from best-selling author Helen H. Durrant.

The Word is Out The pace is kept up throughout with plenty of action, clues and suspects in a clever and complex plot that does eventually all come together and make sense.

Nicki’s book blog I really enjoy this series. There is always a good solid plot( as ever with Helen’s books) and very likeable characters.

Jessica Belmont Overall, this is a fast-paced, police procedural, that kept me on the edge of my seat. I definitely recommend giving it a shot!

Sue Wallace Site

Loopy Laura The action was fast paced, the momentum kept up with the short chapters and I was completely engrossed in the plot. I can’t wait for more of this series!

Ginger Book Geek

Black Books Blog 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 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


My Review

Another brilliant addition to the Calladine and Bayliss series by Helen Durrant.

Following the shocks of the previous book Calladine is acting DCI but it isn’t for him he is an out and about detective and he soon realises that sitting behind a pile of paperwork is not what he signed up for so he withdraws his interest for the position.  When the new DCI turns up they find it is none other than the infamous Greco, a disgraced detective from another division, one with many quirks and a cleanliness fetish but worse than that a man Calladine doesn’t like.  Can the pair put aside their differing personalities and work together as a team?

That isn’t the only problem Calladine has to deal with there are many more,  a pregnant daughter and all the issues that brings and in addition a man who threatened him when he put him away years ago is out on parole and seems to be bang smack in the middle of his case.  But all is not what it seems and Calladine and his team have many leads to untangle before they find the way forward.

Another fabulously gripping page-turner from Helen Durrant as we learn more about the characters and their lives as they try to stop the evil that lives among us.

A well deserved 5 stars from me.


Helen H Durrant: Author Bio

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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.

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