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  • Calladine and Bayliss, Book 12
  • By: Helen H. Durrant
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (219 ratings)
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Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
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Summary

A sweltering summer day on the Hobfield housing estate. New tenant Lisa Woodley is horrified when her cat comes home with a human foot in its mouth.

The foot belongs to 16-year-old Noah Crosby, whose decomposing remains are found in a rubbish-strewn alleyway. It’s not a robbery, as the teen has an expensive gold watch, high-end trainers and a top-of-the-range mobile phone on him. Where did he get such expensive gear?

A letter X is carved into Noah’s flesh. Twenty years ago this was the hallmark of a serial killer who was never caught.

Is he back killing again?

Detective Tom Calladine and his partner DS Ruth Bayliss reach a dead end. People are scared. No one will talk.

Then Tom’s new girlfriend’s shop is targeted — and it’s clear she’s not telling him the whole truth about the attack. Just what is she hiding?

Can Tom and Ruth get answers before the murderer strikes again?

©2022 Helen H. Durrant (P)2023 Audible Ltd.

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Dead real

Another great story line narrated by j Keeble all characters stand out and make you want to listen

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Dead Series

This is a gripping series. Well narrated.
Highly recommend. Will look for other stories by this author.

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A really good series

This series of 12 books by the same author has been magical got me through an extremely difficult time in my life and I will be forever. Grateful the lovely narrator was just superb. Storylines were good. People were interesting. All in all I loved it.

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Change of voices

Love love love Jonathan Keeble's narration and his myriad of voices. However, I cannot fathom what made him change DCi Greco's well-spoken public school-type accent to that of a generally lazy voice over the last two books. Si,ilRly, he changed the voice of DC Alice from well spoken London to a northern accent.
I have to say that these two things spoiled the experience for me.

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Enjoyable story

Enjoyable story, i have now listened to all this series and did not want it to end so well written and narrated.

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Superb narration

Really enjoy these books so excellently read by Jonathan Keeble. Can't wait for the next listen.

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Great series

Love the narration by Jonathan Keeble. He makes the story a very enjoyable listen, his voice is so clear

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Loved it!

Two Calladine and Bayliss books released on Audible on the same day. What's a girl to do other than listen to them back to back!

This time the team are investigating a series of murders and the theft of some very expensive trainers. The book is well written and fast paced and I was so engrossed that I listened in one session! Calladine's love life gets even more messy in this one, though Bayliss is more settled. Can't wait for Book 13!

Expertly narrated by Jonathan Keeble!

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12th book in this series great.

Another great listen from this series no 12. Again author, story, the characters and the narrator fabulous.

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Jonathan Keeble - Narrator

I have thoroughly enjoyed all 12 of these Helen Durrant books - DCI Calladine & Bayliss. Listened to all 12 in a row!! However, these stories were each brought to life by the excellent narration of Jonathan Keeble - he sets the audio narrative standard. How he manages to remember all the different voices for each character is beyond me - a first class narrator who, in my opinion, is yet to be bettered or beaten.
Have thoroughly enjoyed the twists and turns in all the books - very well-written and thought out with totally believable plots. Would highly recommend.

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