Book 3 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 3: DEAD LIST
Format – Kindle
Publisher – JOFFE BOOKS
Publication Date – 12th September 2015
Genre – Crime Fiction
Author – Helen H Durrant
The latest brilliant mystery in the best-selling series, full of twists and turns
“A great read. The murderer is a brilliant creation, shocking but also very human. This is the best book I’ve read by Helen Durrant yet. You won’t be able to put it down.” Emma Brown
An unlikely serial killer with a bucket list of victims . . .
Police partners, D.I. Calladine and D.S. Ruth Bayliss battle a murderer who is working their way through a list of victims. Each murder is meticulously planned and unique, and a tarot card is left at the scene of the crime.
When two children disappear in the local area, the stakes are raised and the team are baffled by the link between the crimes. Calladine and Bayliss race against time to prevent any more carnage.
If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Mel Sherratt, Ruth Rendell, or Mark Billingham you will be gripped by this exciting new crime fiction writer.
DEAD LIST is book three of a new series of detective thrillers featuring D.S. Ruth Bayliss and D.I. Tom Calladine. Calladine discovers shocking new information on his complicated family background and Ruth has some surprising news for him. A new detective, Stephen Greco, also come onto the scene, provoking competition with 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. Her hobby is birdwatching.
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.
ALSO AVAILABLE 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
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 do like the format of the books in this series so far. With the Prologue providing you with a taster and the story switching between the police investigation and the mind of the killer.
The characters continue to develop and the events in their personal lives makes them more interesting and realistic. I won’t say too much about the characters and events as I don’t want to spoil it for anyone.
This book sees the introduction of Greco (he has a series of his own so I wont say much about him at this stage). When the cases overlap between the different forces Greco and Calladine clash each wanting control of the case/s and Ruth is tasked with trying to persuade Calladine to be less precious which makes for an interesting side story.
The story itself is intriguing and really makes you think outside the box with a very unlikely killer on the loose working through a bucket list. There is no MO each murder is different and the clues are sparse as the team appear to be fishing in the dark looking for something, anything that could turn into a lead.
Lots of twists and turns and a massive helping of stress for Calladine as he struggles to crack the case before Greco .
Another brilliant addition to a very addictive 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
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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