Calladine and Bayliss

7 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 663 ratings

Dead Wrong Summary

First a shooting, then a grisly discovery on the common....

Police partners, D.I. Calladine and D.S. Ruth Bayliss race against time to track down a killer before the whole area erupts in violence. Their boss thinks it's all down to drug lord Ray Fallon, but Calladine's instincts say something far nastier is happening on the Hobfield housing estate. Can this duo track down the murderer before anyone else dies and before the press publicise the gruesome crimes?

Detectives Calladine and Bayliss are led on a trail which gets dangerously close to home. In a thrilling finale they race against time to rescue someone very close to Calladine's heart. If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Mel Sherratt, Ruth Rendell, or Mark Billingham you will be gripped by this exciting new crime fiction writer.

Dead Wrong is the first in a new series of detective thrillers featuring D.S. Ruth Bayliss and D.I. Tom Calladine. Tom Calladine is a single, 51-year-old 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 21 has set a pattern that he finds difficult to escape. Ruth Bayliss is in her mid-30s, plain-speaking but loyal. She wishes she had more time for the gym and a love life. She uses her demanding workload as an excuse not to try too hard with the men she meets. The series is set in 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.

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  • Book 1

    • Dead Wrong

    • Calladine and Bayliss, Book 1
    • By: Helen H. Durrant
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 257
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 228
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 230

    First a shooting, then a grisly discovery on the common.... Police partners, D.I. Calladine and D.S. Ruth Bayliss race against time to track down a killer before the whole area erupts in violence. Their boss thinks it's all down to drug lord Ray Fallon, but Calladine's instincts say something far nastier is happening on the Hobfield housing estate. Can this duo track down the murderer before anyone else dies and before the press publicise the gruesome crimes?

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • disappointing

    • By muggsie on 24-11-17

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 2

    • Dead Silent

    • Calladine and Bayliss, Book 2
    • By: Helen H. Durrant
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    A body is found in a car crash, but the victim was already dead.... Police partners, D.I. Calladine and D.S. Ruth Bayliss race against time to catch a vicious serial killer. The first two victims are American university students and both have livestock tags fixed to their earlobes. Who wanted them dead and what's the connection? The detectives piece together the forensic evidence and track down the witnesses, to reach a shocking conclusion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dead Silent

    • By valerie lawrance on 30-12-18

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  • Book 3

    • Dead List

    • Calladine and Bayliss, Book 3
    • By: Helen H. Durrant
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    An unlikely serial killer with a bucket list of victims.... Police partners, D.I. Calladine and D.S. Ruth Bayliss battle a murderer who is working their way through a list of victims. Each murder is meticulously planned and unique, and a tarot card is left at the scene of the crime. When two children disappear in the local area, the stakes are raised and the team are baffled by the link between the crimes. Calladine and Bayliss race against time to prevent any more carnage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great read just like the otbers

    • By Mrs. Angela Mclaren on 30-08-18

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 4

    • Dead Lost

    • Calladine and Bayliss, Book 4
    • By: Helen H. Durrant
    • Narrated by: Johnathan Keeble
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    An abandoned cotton mill holds horrific secrets. Police partners DI Calladine and DS Ruth Bayliss face one of their toughest challenges yet. A group of homeless people have set up camp in the grounds of a disused cotton mill belonging to local businessman Damien Chase. But one of the men is not what he seems. He has a secret he will do anything to cover up. And once Calladine and Bayliss investigate, they find the crimes go much further than they could have ever imagined.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • another fantastic listen

    • By Mrs. Angela Mclaren on 02-11-18

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 5

    • Dead & Buried

    • Calladine and Bayliss, Book 5
    • By: Helen H. Durrant
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    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. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • enjoy this series<br />

    • By ann gayford on 10-11-18

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  • Book 6

    • Dead Nasty

    • Calladine and Bayliss, Book 6
    • By: Helen H. Durrant
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    A girl’s body is found in a dustbin. 'Dead Meat' is written on a note found with her. The girl was part of a group of bullies from the local school. But DI Calladine recognises the MO of Craig Donnelly, a killer he thought he’d put away forever. And coincidentally Donnelly has just been released from prison. But when Detective Calladine charges in, he finds out that Donnelly has a watertight alibi and is under the protection of the local vicar, who thinks Donnelly is a changed man. When another girl goes missing from the same group of friends, Calladine must look elsewhere....

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  • Book 7

    • Dead Jealous

    • Calladine and Bayliss, Book 7
    • By: Helen H. Durrant
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 42

    A teenage girl’s body is found in the back of a car on the notorious Hobfield housing estate. No one had reported her missing, but she’s been dead for a week. Meanwhile, an old jar is brought into the station. It was found carefully wrapped in a blanket, with a child’s pink hairclip. The jar contains ashes and bone fragments. Seventeen years ago, Detective Tom Calladine had been part of a team investigating the disappearance of Jessica Wilkins. Her mother had taken her to Leesdon Park one summer afternoon. She went to get the child an ice cream, and when she returned her daughter was gone. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great story

    • By Clair on 26-01-19

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