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Detectives Calladine and Bayliss hunt for a missing child in a mystery with a shocking ending. 

Sophie Alder is the three-year-old daughter of local factory owner, Richard Alder. Richard and his wife Annie are locals from the rough housing estate who’ve made it big. 

Plus, there’s a crime wave in Leesworth and the police can’t cope. One thief even dares to break into Calladine’s house. 

A number of local men have formed a vigilante group. On one of their patrols they catch the burglar and he ends up dead. 

The investigation is complicated and the detectives keep hearing about a shadowy figure called 'Street', the mastermind behind the increase in drugs and theft. 

With two more murders and Calladine’s personal life in turmoil, the detectives race against time to find 'Street' and the missing child. 

In an ending with a huge twist, the detectives find everything they believed is turned upside down. 

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

Dead Guilty is book nine of a new series of detective thrillers featuring D.S. Ruth Bayliss and D.I. Tom Calladine.

©2020 Helen Durrant (P)2020 Audible, Ltd

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  • Trish R.
  • 14-10-2020

Very good book and awesome narration..

This was another good one about Calladine and Bayliss, and I was surprised at who the bad guy was. I was way off in my thinking of who it was******* And, I think I'm done with these two. I mean, really, there's never a fight or shooting and Calladine is thinking of retiring so he must be getting up in years. However, I have read all the other 9 books so I might read the 10th book and call it quits. I need something exciting, like The Gray Man or Orphan X or Jonathan Quinn or Jack Winchester or Jason King. They are all so exciting but the next books don't come out fast enough for me******* So, no romance and there was no swearing either******* As for the narration: The biggest reason I've listened to all of these are because Jonathan Keeble narrated them. He's just awesome.

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  • SandraL
  • 07-10-2020

Another excellent book in a great series

I'm so glad I don't live in Leesworth because the murder rate is higher than it is in Midsomer, but luckily the residents of Leesworth have Calladine and Bayliss, who always get their man! There's a new drugs ring run by the mysterious 'Street', and an increase in drugs related break-ins which cause a group of vigilantes to roam the streets. On top of this the team also gave to find a kidnapped 3 year old child. The plot is twisty and turny and I tried to work out who the culprit was but Ms Durrant fooled me once again. The plot lines all come together neatly at the end, and it all seemed so simple so why couldn't I work it out? Tom Calladine"s personal life is once more in disarray, but Ruth's seems to be improving. I really feel I've got to know these characters who are very realistic. This book is narrated superbly by Jonathan Keeble, one of my favourite narrators. J

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