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Dead & Buried

Calladine and Bayliss, Book 5
Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
Series: Calladine and Bayliss, Book 5
Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
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Summary

Forty years ago something terrible happened in Annie's new house....

Annie Naden and her husband buy a remote country cottage at auction. It’s the home of their own that they always wanted, but as they begin renovations, Annie discovers a satchel in a dusty old hidden cupboard. Inside are the usual schoolbooks, now over 40 years old, and a girl’s diary. Among the record of day-to-day crushes and pop concerts is a secret whose terrible consequences are still resonating to this day.  

Detective Tom Calladine has problems of his own. A notorious villain, Vinny Costello, seems to be back in town, and the bodies soon stack up. With Calladine’s loyal DS Ruth Bayliss on maternity leave, he gets in hot water with one of Costello’s assistants and must also cope with an abrasive new member of the team as they seek to untangle a complex series of murders.  

What happened to that girl 40 years ago? And what’s it got to do with the current crime wave?

©2016 Helen Durrant (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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enjoy this series<br />

on book five so that speaks for itself. sometimes Carradine is hard to hear clearly
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Weakest book in the series so far.

I found book 5 to be a bit slow and ponderous.

Ruth is on maternity leave and barely makes an appearance, there’s a new team member who seems to be angry all the time and has a very convoluted connection to the baddie. Tom is still unlucky in love or chasing the ladies.

There’s a lot of characters who made it quite difficult for me to remember who was who and a crime/death that was committed back in the mists of time is the rather tedious connection to the actions of the bad guys.

So on the whole I found this novel to be the weakest link - a rather average police procedural mystery who dun it.

I’ve got part 6 lined up and I’m hoping it picks up.

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Great!

This series gets better and better, characters are developed as the story goes on and perfectly performed by JK as usual. 6 & 7 are awaiting on my Ipod

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Great read and listen..



The 5th book of this twosome, and another good murder mystery, with Tom Calladine and Ruth Bayliss.

And for all of those who are interested Tom is a manwh*re. That’s the one thing I don’t like about him. In every story there’s a different woman. This time it was Shez who runs an escort service, who Tom met while she was spying on one of her girls who was doing her own business on the side.

Anyway, this was about 4 or 5 murders, presently and in the past and Tom was out to solve them, with the help of DCI King, Rocco, and Imogen.

At one point I was a little lost but the author brought it all together at the end.

There was no sex, only slightly mentioned, and the F-bomb was only used 2 times.

As to the narration: Jonathan Keeble does a fantastic job and all the voices and the emotions when he reads. He’s become one of my favorites.

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