The Calladine and Bayliss Series by Helen H Durrant: Book 9 Dead Guilty @hhdurrant @joffebooks @booksnall2020 #Calladine&BaylissBlogEvent #CrimeFiction #Detectivebook #bookstagram #netgalley

Book 9 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 9: Dead Guilty

Format – Kindle
Publisher – JOFFE BOOKS
Publication Date – 3rd May 2019
Genre – Crime Fiction
Author – Helen H Durrant

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DETECTIVES CALLADINE AND BAYLISS HUNT FOR A MISSING CHILD IN A MYSTERY WITH A SHOCKING ENDING.

Sophie Alder is the three-year-old daughter of local factory owner, Richard Alder. Richard and his wife Annie are locals from the rough housing estate who’ve made it big.

Plus, there’s a crime wave in Leesworth and the police can’t cope. One thief even dares to break into Calladine’s house.

A number of local men have formed a vigilante group. On one of their patrols they catch the burglar and he ends up dead.

The investigation is complicated and the detectives keep hearing about a shadowy figure called “Street,” the mastermind behind the increase in drugs and theft.

With two more murders and Calladine’s personal life in turmoil, the detectives race against time to find “Street” and the missing child.

IN AN ENDING WITH A HUGE TWIST, THE DETECTIVES FIND EVERYTHING THEY BELIEVED IS TURNED UPSIDE DOWN.

If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Mel Sherratt, Ruth Rendell, or Mark Billingham you will enjoy this exciting new crime fiction writer.

DEAD GUILTY is book nine of a new series of detective thrillers featuring D.S. Ruth Bayliss and D.I. Tom Calladine.


My Review

This is book 9 in the Calladine & Bayliss series but it does work well as stand alone.

A missing 3 year old child, Drugs, vigilantes, burglaries and murder.  Calladine and his team are really up against it.  When a fellow Detective has a heart attack Calladine finds the whole lot is for his team to investigate.

There is a lot going on in this book as the team buckle down to start following leads.  They are getting nowhere fast.  Who is the elusive Street and why are the criminals they have arrested being released?  It smacks of corruption and when Calladine is ordered to back off investigating Street his worst fears are realised.

Reading this series is a bit like coming home. Familiar characters but you always learn something new and the advantage of these books is Helen is such a brilliant author she manages to write the books so you can step in at any point in the series and quickly catch up.  No repetitive text to bore the readers who are following the series but enough to fill in blanks for new readers.

This is a twisty turny book that I simply couldn’t put down there are real shockers all the way through and it is packed with suspense to keep the adrenaline pumping.  WOW what an awesome read and when it gets towards the end and the clues start to link the different threads you think you have worked out what the ending is going to be…..  Wrong!  The ending is a total unexpected mind blowing shock.

An absolutely brilliant read that had me turning page after page.  5 golden stars from me.


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

The Calladine and Bayliss Series by Helen H Durrant: Book 4 Dead Lost

The Calladine and Bayliss Series by Helen H Durrant: Book 5 Dead & Buried

The Calladine and Bayliss Series by Helen H Durrant: Book 6 Dead Nasty

The Calladine and Bayliss Series by Helen H Durrant: Book 7 Dead Jealous

The Calladine and Bayliss Series by Helen H Durrant: Book 8 Dead Bad

 

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