Today I am thrilled to be kicking off the Blog Tour for DEAD SORRY. This is book 11 in the bestselling Calladine and Bayliss series and is an adrenaline pumping read.
CALLADINE & BAYLISS Book 10: Dead Sorry
Format – Kindle
Publisher – JOFFE BOOKS
Publication Date – 17th June 2021
Genre – Crime Fiction
Author – Helen H Durrant
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Dead Sorry is a completely engrossing police procedural. Helen Durrant is a master storyteller. Be it the mystery or the character development or keeping the readers hooked on to the story till the end, Helen is the best.” The Book Decoder
Looking for a brilliant bestselling crime mystery with great detectives?
THE PAST COMES BACK TO HAUNT THEM
Twenty-five years ago, a schoolgirl was attacked. Ambushed by three bullies at her home where she lived alone with her granny.
Now, the mother of one of those bullies is found murdered on the Hobfield housing estate. Written on the wall in the victim’s blood is the word “sorry”.
Detective Tom Calladine and his partner DS Ruth Bayliss discover a link to some bones found at an old house up in the hills. It was the home of the teenage girl who was attacked.
The detectives have more than this puzzling case on their hands. Arch-villain Lazarov is threatening Calladine’s granddaughter and a valuable hoard of Celtic gold is coming to a local museum.
The pressure is on, and this time Calladine is cracking . . .
Love Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Mel Sherratt, Ruth Rendell, or Mark Billingham? You’ll love this bestselling crime fiction writer.
DEAD SORRY is the brand-new book in the series of detective thrillers featuring DS Ruth Bayliss and DI Tom Calladine.
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT DEAD SORRY:
“I really didn’t see who was behind it all. I really enjoyed this book, and once again I’m still awake until 2:45am to find out what happened.” Carole G.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Great characterisation, an excellent plot and plenty of red herrings.” Martha B.
“I was captivated from the first with this story, staying up far later than normal to finish so I could find out just who was behind the murders.” Krystal R.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Yet again an absolutely amazing book. I love the characters and how the storyline flows from book to book. I can’t wait for the next one already.” Michelle G.
“A gritty novel with great characters. The series gets better and better.” Trina D.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Classic Helen Durrant . . . Just when you think you have worked it out there is another twist!” Carol S.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Addictive.” Christina M.
Tom Calladine is a 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 is balancing her professional life with looking after a small child.
The fictional village of Leesdon is 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.
I do love the Calladine and Bayliss series so I was thrilled when this new addition came along.
This is a very intriguing book with a lot going on. A nemesis from Calladine’s past is looking for revenge and the threats against Calladine’s family are real and terrifying. Marilyn Fallon has been released from prison pending an appeal and is determined to force her way into Calladine’s life in addition there appears to be 2 different cases on the go. Its all stressful and Calladine is struggling.
The first case has links to an unsolved case from many years ago and takes Ruth Bayliss back to her school years and Tom Calladine back to his early days in the Police force and forces him to look for mistakes he may have made back then. The second appears to be drug related. Is there a plan for a drug baron to take over in Leesdon?
The characters are old friends and I loved reading about how their lives and personalities are developing. Both Tom and Ruth have emotional problems to deal with along with the stress of the cases.
The story is fast-paced and has many twists and turns making it an engaging read that i couldn’t put down. Several red herrings add to the intrigue and keeps the adrenaline pumping.
All in all an absolutely fantastic read that left me waiting eagerly for the next addition to this brilliant 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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