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Dead Bad

(2018)
(The eighth book in the Calladine & Bayliss series)
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Looking for a brilliant bestselling crime mystery with great detectives?

Detectives Calladine and Bayliss face a vicious serial killer in a mystery with a shocking ending.

A woman’s body is found in a disused church, a homemade stuffed toy by her side. The victim had been dumped there months ago. The crime has the hallmarks of twenty-year-old case whose alleged perpetrator is in prison.

Detective Ruth Bayliss must work out whether a serial killer has returned, or if a new killer is just taunting the police.

Her partner DI Tom Calladine faces the fight of his life to clear his name of corruption accusations. And then things go from bad to worse for Calladine . . .

With the team under massive pressure and drugs flooding the streets, another gruesomely presented body is found.

In an ending with a huge twist, the detectives must unpick decades’ old lies before anyone else dies.

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

WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT DEAD BAD:

“As soon as I’d started it I was gripped.” Nerys

“The shocking truth is revealed with a surprising ending.” Hannelore Cheney

Brilliant from start to finish.” Susan

Well-written and action-packed.” Linda Strong

“I couldn’t put it down.” Barbara

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

THE DETECTIVES
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 SETTING 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.

DISCOVER YOUR NEXT FAVOURITE MYSTERY SERIES

ALSO 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
Book 11: DEAD SORRY

THE DCI GRECO SERIES
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
Book 4: FORGOTTEN VICTIM

Genre: Mystery

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May 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: DEAD BAD a gripping crime mystery full of twists (Calladine & Bayliss Mystery)
Author(s): HELEN H DURRANT
ISBN: 1-78931-014-8 / 978-1-78931-014-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Joffe Books
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Audio Editions

January 2021 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Dead Bad (Calladine and Bayliss, 8)
Author(s): Helen H Durrant
ISBN: 1-71358-153-1 / 978-1-71358-153-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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September 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Dead Bad: Calladine and Bayliss, Book 8
Author(s): Helen Durrant
Publisher: Audible Studios
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September 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Dead Bad: Calladine and Bayliss, Book 8
Author(s): Helen Durrant
Publisher: Audible Studios
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September 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Dead Bad: Calladine and Bayliss, Book 8
Author(s): Helen Durrant
Publisher: Audible Studios
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September 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Dead Bad: Calladine and Bayliss, Book 8
Author(s): Helen Durrant
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

May 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: DEAD BAD a gripping crime mystery full of twists (Calladine & Bayliss Mystery Book 8)
Author(s): HELEN H DURRANT
Publisher: Joffe Books Mystery, Crime Thriller, Suspense Fiction
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU