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Book 4 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 4: DEAD LOST

Format – Kindle
Publisher – JOFFE BOOKS
Publication Date – 29th January 2016
Genre – Crime Fiction
Author – Helen H Durrant

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An abandoned cotton mill holds horrific secrets

Police partners, D.I. Calladine and D.S. Ruth Bayliss face one of their toughest challenges yet. A group of homeless people have set up camp in the grounds of a disused cotton mill belonging to local businessman Damien Chase.

But one of the men is not what he seems. He has a secret he will do anything to cover up. And once Calladine and Bayliss investigate, they find the crimes go much further than they could have ever imagined.

Will Ruth be able to juggle her personal and professional lives, and can Calladine deal with their new boss, a woman he neither trusts nor likes? Willing to do anything to bring terrible suffering to an end, Calladine make an astonishing move . . .

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 LOST is book four of a new series of detective thrillers featuring D.S. Ruth Bayliss and D.I. Tom Calladine. They can be read together or as standalone novels.

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. Her personal life is about to change forever.

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.


My Review

Another great addition to the Detectives Calladine and Bayliss series.

Calladine is struggling personally.  He is trying to find himself after the bombshell his Mum left him.  His is bouncing from one unlikely relationship to another and his Sergeant is heavily pregnant and about to go on Maternity leave.  But things are going to get worse before they get better and to add to the confusion he has to deal with the upcoming court case knowing that there are people out there who will stop at nothing to prevent him giving evidence.

He suspects someone in the force is corrupt but who is it?  Prime suspect is his new DCI.  They get off on the wrong foot and he begins to think she is on a mission to remove him from the team or dismantle the team either way he is very much on his guard.

The story has several strands.  The homeless camp seems to be the central point but a very unlikely one.  When homeless men go missing will anyone care?  Well Calladine and his team do and when their investigations turn up other possible crimes the team are struggling to work out what is going on.

Another gripping story full of twists, turns and red herrings all the way to a totally shocking conclusion.  A 5 star read that will appeal to all crime fiction readers.


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 WRONG

  • DEAD SILENT

  • DEAD LIST

  • DEAD LOST

  • DEAD & BURIED

  • DEAD NASTY

  • DEAD JEALOUS

  • DEAD BAD

  • DEAD GUILTY

  • DEAD WICKED

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

  • FORGOTTEN VICTIM

DETECTIVES LENNOX & WILDE SERIES:

  • THE GUILTY MAN

  • THE FACELESS MAN

BOX SETS:

  • 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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In Case You Missed It

The Calladine and Bayliss Series by Helen H Durrant: Book 1 Dead Wrong

The Calladine and Bayliss Series by Helen H Durrant: Book 2 Dead Silent

The Calladine and Bayliss Series by Helen H Durrant: Book 3 Dead List

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