It is the weekend and we all love to read a good series dont we? Well here we have 4 brilliant books that make up the full Detective Stephen Greco series which is perfect for anyone who loves Crime Ficiton and/or Police Procedurals. When you have read these if you want to know what happened to DCI Greco then you need to read DEAD WICKED as he pops up in Helen Durrant’s Calladine and Bayliss series. You can read more about Dead Wicked here: Link to Dead Wicked Blog Post
THE COMPLETE DETECTIVE STEPHEN GRECO BOX SET four gripping crime mysteries Kindle Edition
Publisher – JOFFE BOOKS
Publication Date – 4th July 2020
Genre – Crime Fiction
Author – Helen H Durrant
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What readers are saying about Helen’s books
“Would highly recommend you read the whole series.” Tracy
“I thought this was a really exciting thriller with some great characters.” Angie
“Wow. Absolutely fantastic read.” Sue
“The story is yet again so addictive page after page such interesting twists and turns.” Nessa
“I was desperate to get to the end and now I’m desperate to read the next book in the series.” Granjan
“Brilliant book just couldn’t put it down. Part of a series needless to say I’ve ordered the other books.” Ellen
IN THIS FOUR-BOOK BOX SET
BOOK 1: DARK MURDER
A woman is found dead by a canal . . . why have her eyes have been viciously poked out? Detective Stephen Greco has just started a new job at Oldston CID and now he faces a series of murders with seemingly no connection but the brutal disfigurement of the victims. Greco’s team is falling apart under the pressure and he doesn’t know who he can trust. Then they discover a link to a local drug dealer, but maybe it’s not all that it seems.
BOOK 2: DARK HOUSES
A young woman is found brutally murdered in an empty house Detective Stephen Greco and his team must piece together her life as quickly as possible. Within twenty-four hours there is another killing using the same method. The detectives realise that the victims are random but the locations are not. The killer is more concerned with finding the right house – an old empty place where he won’t be disturbed. When someone walks into the station and confesses, it looks like it’s all over, but Greco’s not convinced and soon he’ll be fighting to save the woman who’s most important to him
BOOK 3: DARK TRADE
A teenage boy is found murdered. He has been stabbed through the heart by a professional killer. Detective Stephen Greco and his new team discover that the boy is an illegal immigrant. A killer nicknamed “the Knifeman” then strikes again. The murder leads DCI Greco on a dark trail of people smuggling and exploitation.
BOOK 4: DARK ANGEL
Two young men break into an expensive house. They take money and jewellery — and a large amount of heroin. Within twenty-four hours they are found brutally murdered. The killings have all the hallmarks of a local drug baron. The two victims were also “angels” helping in a community project which seems to have been lowering the local crime rate. But not everything is as it seems. And just when it seems like Greco seems to have cracked the case, new information comes to light which threatens to change everything.
DCI Stephen Greco is a meticulous policeman with a touch of O.C.D. Easy to admire, but difficult to like. He has created a new team after a personal tragedy threatened to end his career, and is struggling to care for his daughter.
DS Grace Harper is an ambitious young policewoman with excellent people skills. Like Greco, she is a single parent and struggles to balance work and childcare.
The Northern city of Manchester is a place of great diversity, from high-end restaurants and clubs for the moneyed classes to grim housing estates riven by crime and drugs.
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Greco has had to uproot and move to a new area and new team in order to maintain a relationship with Matilda, his young daughter. He is very fragile emotionally and feels he has been put in charge of a team of misfits which doesn’t help his stress levels. He suffers from OCD which gets worse with stress and his cleanliness fetish means he finds some team members more difficult than normal. When his newly divorced wife has to go and care for her sick Dad Greco is left with his 5 year old daughter to care for in addition to all his other problems. Grace steps up to the plate and helps him out but that means he has to let down a few barriers and let her in a little which could be misinterpreted. In short Greco is struggling every which way. Speedy gets himself in debt to a dangerous man who is suspect in a murder investigation and we are treated to a unique fly on the wall view of life on the dark side of the law which brings a new dimension to the story. Realistic characters all with unique quirks and a story with many strands makes this book a fast-paced, adrenaline pumping read with twist and turns everywhere. A great introduction to the series.
In an empty house the body of a pretty girl is discovered. Rape, torture the victim had horrific injuries and Greco has his work cut out. The killer is forensically aware so there is no evidence it is on a low income estate so everyone ‘seen nothing, heard nothing’ Add into the mix a schizophrenic young man and things are starting to get really complicated. Greco is trying to rebuild his relationship with his ex wife while working his way through his OCD issues and is feeling a little insecure. Speedy is disillusioned with life and work and Grace has a crush on Greco. Can the team clear their heads enough to pick up and run with the tiny bits of clues that are available before more young women die? There are many twists and turns as the reader is taken on a roller coaster ride full of edge-of-your-seat suspense all the way to an ending that is mind blowing. Another absolutely fantastic read from a very talented author.
The story begins with a young boy being assassinated. Why would someone want to eliminate a teenager in this manner? Greco has recently been promoted to DCI of the newly formed Serious Crimes Team and is struggling to pull together a pretty dysfunctional team while dealing with the loss of Suzie. He has kept Grace and Speedy as part of the new team but Grace has romantic inclinations towards Greco and at this point in his life that is more than he is able to cope with and adds to the stress which also impacts on his OCD. With the makings of a difficult case added into the mix Greco is really up against it. The team struggle to unravel clues as to what is going on while random people from different areas of the underworld turn up dead. This is a very intriguing book as there is so much going on with twists, turns and shocks all the way through. We are almost at the end before the dots begin to join up and the end result is even more shocking than expected. Another absolutely stunning read that keeps the adrenaline pumping all the way through as we are treated to an insight into the stark reality of life within a detective team. The reality is not black and white it is grey and fuzzy and this book captures that perfectly.
A couple of lads get a tip off there are drugs to be found but they were not expecting the massive amount that they stumbled upon. They are made for life but that life is destined to be very short lived. As Greco and his team search for clues and start putting the pieces together something is not working out in Stephen’s mind. Can his gut instinct be relied upon given the personal problems he is fighting with in his mind? All the clues point to one person but is that too easy? When the drugs team from another branch try stealing the case the team are on a mission to solve the murders before they have to hand it over. The main characters are Greco and Grace as we learn more about their characters. There is a very human element to Helen’s books that bring the characters to life. I am waiting for the next book to see how Greco and Grace handle the fall out from their relationship.
This is a fast paced story with a very intricate plot. There are many twists and turns along the way to an ending that nobody expected. The readers is gripped from the very beginning and the pages just keep turning. A brilliant book and I am looking forward to more from this author.
If you want to know what happens next to Stephen Greco his story continues in DEAD WICKED which is book 10 of the Calladine and Bayliss series.
ALSO BY HELEN H. DURRANT
Book 1: NEXT VICTIM
Book 2: TWO VICTIMS
Book 3: WRONG VICTIM
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
Helen H Durrant: Author Bio
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.