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. 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 List is book three of a new series of detective thrillers featuring D.S. Ruth Bayliss and D.I. Tom Calladine. Calladine discovers shocking new information on his complicated family background and Ruth has some surprising news for him. A new detective, Stephen Greco, also come onto the scene, provoking competition with 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. Her hobby is birdwatching.
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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By V. Nielsen from SLC UT. on 09-05-17
good British police mystery.
narrator very good. plot good. did not like star detectivr. liked other characters. worth reading. not favorite ever. loved British accent and very well narration.
By Trish R. on 07-01-17
Best so far, with awesome narration..
This is my favorite book so far in this series. I love Amaris, and Tom Calladine’s sudden feelings for her. But then, anything was better than Lydia.
And, believe it or not, I really liked the killer. Not crazy about the killings but the killer was sweet and you really could understand.
I liked the story that came out about Tom’s parentage. That was somewhat of a shocker! I also liked how Tom had his partner Ruth read the letter his mother left him before she died. Ruth and Tom are more like siblings than partners, since she’s always fussing at him because he just keeps screwing up his love life. And it was nice to hear that Ruth and Jack are pregnant.
This was a very good book and I do hope the rest of the Calladine and Bayliss series are going to be on audible soon.
There was no sex in this story, as usual. And the F-bomb was used 2 times.
As to the narrator: Just awesome. Jonathan Keeble does great voices and reads with such feeling. He makes listening so enjoyable.