Book 2 of my Blog Event for the Calladine and Bayliss Series by Helen H Durrant. Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday a book from the series will be featured in sequence.
CALLADINE & BAYLISS Book 2: DEAD SILENT
Format – Kindle
Publisher – JOFFE BOOKS
Publication Date – 3rd July 2015
Genre – Crime Fiction
Author – Helen H Durrant
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A bag of severed fingers is found in the playground by a rough housing estate
“An edge of your seat detective thriller which had me completely enthralled. Calladine and Bayliss are fascinating police partners. The end was both surprising and uplifting.” Beth Boyd
“A must-read new police procedural that will have you gripped. The characters, setting, and plot are detailed and believable. Can’t wait for the next one.” Sarah Stevens
First a shooting, then a grisly discovery on the common . . .
Police partners, D.I. Calladine and D.S. Ruth Bayliss race against time to track down a killer before the whole area erupts in violence. Their boss thinks it’s all down to drug lord Ray Fallon, but Calladine’s instincts say something far nastier is happening on the Hobfield housing estate.
Can this duo track down the murderer before anyone else dies and before the press publicize the gruesome crimes? Detectives Calladine and Bayliss are led on a trail which gets dangerously close to home. In a thrilling finale they race against time to rescue someone very close to Calladine’s heart.
DEAD WRONG is the first in a new series of detective thrillers featuring D.S. Ruth Bayliss and D.I. Tom Calladine.
Tom Calladine is a single, fifty-one-year-old 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 wishes she had more time for the gym and a love life. She uses her demanding workload as an excuse not to try too hard with the men she meets.
The series is set in 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.
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Book 2 in the Calladine and Bayliss series and another brilliant read.
Calladine is suffering. His mother has died and Lydia has gone the last person he needs to see at his Mother’s funeral is Fallon, his wayward cousin. Then he is called away to a murder.
Someone is targeting American students and who is Vida? How can these young women go missing and nobody knows or cares? Except Alice, a student who has been doing a bit of amateur investigation.
This is a totally gripping twisty turny book with plenty going on: an abducted child, murder of a witness and the dead/missing young women. Given that Calladine is short a detective and his DCI is ineffectual the team have their work cut out trying to juggle everything so the last thing Calladine is expecting is to have Pandora’s box delivered from the grave.
But this is Calladine and with Ruth Bayliss’ help he will put the pieces together and get the bad guys, all of them.
The characters continue to develop and I felt I got to know Calladine a lot more. He is a realistic character with flaws and good points and his team all work together really well so it is no surprise that they start to untangle the web of lies and secrets and find the way forward to solve the cases.
Another brilliant read. I am loving this series.
THE CALLADINE AND BAYLISS SERIES
Book 1: DEAD WRONG buy from Amazon. Read more on Goodreads
Book 2: DEAD SILENT buy from Amazon. Read more on Goodreads
Book 3: DEAD LIST buy from Amazon. Read more on Goodreads
Book 4: DEAD LOST buy from Amazon. Read more on Goodreads
Book 5: DEAD & BURIED buy from Amazon. Read more on Goodreads
Book 6: DEAD NASTY buy from Amazon. Read more on Goodreads
Book 7: DEAD JEALOUS buy from Amazon. Read more on Goodreads
Book 8: DEAD BAD buy from Amazon. Read more on Goodreads
Book 9: DEAD GUILTY buy from Amazon. Read more on Goodreads
Book 10: DEAD WICKED buy from Amazon. Read more on Goodreads
Book 11: DEAD SORRY buy from Amazon. Read more on Goodreads
THE DETECTIVE CALLADINE & BAYLISS MYSTERY SERIES 1-9 buy from Amazon. Read more on Goodreads
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 mother 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’s children are all grown-up and she has five grandchildren.
BOOKS BY HELEN H. DURRANT
CALLADINE & BAYLISS SERIES:
DEAD & BURIED
DI GRECO SERIES:
DI MATHEW BRINDLE SERIES:
HIS THIRD VICTIM
THE OTHER VICTIM
DCI RACHEL KING SERIES:
DETECTIVES LENNOX & WILDE SERIES:
THE GUILTY MAN
THE FACELESS MAN
DETECTIVES CALLADINE & BAYLISS BOOKS 1-3
THE DETECTIVE CALLADINE & BAYLISS MYSTERY SERIES BOOKS 1-9 BOX SET
DETECTIVE STEPHEN GRECO BOOKS 1-3
THE COMPLETE DETECTIVE STEPHEN GRECO BOX SET
THE DETECTIVE RACHEL KING BOOKS 1-3
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