DEAD WICKED (Calladine & Bayliss #10) by Helen H Durrant
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DETECTIVES CALLADINE AND BAYLISS HUNT FOR A VICIOUS KILLER
The fist victim is found on waste ground. His tongue has been cut out and stuffed down his throat.
Then another body is found dumped in a lake up in the hills. The same gruesome murder method is used.
And guess who the detectives’ new boss is? The incredibly difficult Stephen Greco.
A TWISTED KILLER . . . AND A WICKED TWIST
Meanwhile Ruth Bayliss’s personal life is falling part and someone is targeting local businesses with ransomware.
The prime suspect is a criminal Calladine thought he’d seen the last of.
WHO’S THE SERIAL KILLER AND WHO’S NEXT ON THE LIST?
Discover an absolutely unputdownable crime thriller from a best-selling author.
IN AN ENDING WITH A MASSIVE TWIST, THE DETECTIVES FIND EVERYTHING THEY BELIEVED IS WRONG.
If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Mel Sherratt, Ruth Rendell, or Mark Billingham you will enjoy this exciting new crime fiction writer.
DEAD WICKED is book ten of a new series of detective thrillers featuring D.S. Ruth Bayliss and D.I. Tom Calladine.
What readers are saying about the series
“I read it in one sitting.” Aileen
“This books has lots of twists and turns throughout and with a cracking ending to this brilliant book.” Nessa
“Really enjoyed this book.” Nerys
“Kept me guessing till the end.” Anna Maria
“I finished it in twenty-four hours and enjoyed every page.” Joan
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.
DISCOVER YOUR NEXT FAVOURITE MYSTERY SERIES NOW
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 really enjoy Helen Durant‘s writing, and have enjoyed the books I’ve read by her, so when Dead Wicked came up as a blog tour, I hopped on.
I wasn’t disappointed. The tension built is awesome. The crimes are heinous and so the investigations are on point. I love the thrill of well written police procedurals and Dead Wicked fits that description well.
The characters are super fleshed out and feel real. I felt each played their part well, and Helen Durant is really fantastic at creating people readers care about.
Overall, this is a fast-paced, police procedural, that kept me on the edge of my seat. I definitely recommend giving it a shot!
*I received a free copy of this book from Books n All in exchange for an honest review on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.*
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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 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 has grown-up family and 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
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
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