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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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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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Revenge after 40 years

A nasty villain who seems to be beyond the long arm of the law and young, foolish youths who believe they are invincible. What can possibly go wrong?
There is a long buried secret in Leesdon that has started to impact on the lives of the current residents of the area. The discovery of an old school satchel in a long abandoned house helps to bring two investigations together.
Calladine seems to be up to his bad habits where attractive women are concerned and his DS Ruth Bayliss is still trying to reform him.
There is conflict within the team when DCI King is sent to work with Calladine’s crew. She is holding back information about why she is with them. This leads them to leave her out of the loop if they can and to go around her to follow up on information.
There are no secrets that can’t be uncovered if you dig deep enough.

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Comfortingly northern (England)

I love the straight talking, say it how it is, that comes through as the hallmark of northern English everyday speacj. No messing with subtle humour undertones. This is a good story that emerges from the past into the lives of the team. It's been a while since I listened to the first set in the Calladine & Bayliss series but I'm straight back where it left off. Great.

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  • Trish R.
  • 04-12-2018

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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  • ann gayford
  • 10-11-2018

enjoy this series<br />

on book five so that speaks for itself. sometimes Carradine is hard to hear clearly
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  • Street
  • 22-08-2019

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