St. Benet’s by David Blake# BlogTour.


Book Description:

“Wow! Even better than Broadland!” Anna Burke

A girl thrown from a church tower, a man sacrificed to Satan, and a priest murdered at the hands of the Devil.

When the body of an old man is found lying in the ruins of St Benet’s Abbey, his throat cut, a knife resting in his open hand, DI John Tanner and DC Jenny Evans are given no choice but to accept a ruling of death by misadventure.

But when the body goes missing from its tomb, after a priest is found nailed to a cross, and another impaled on a stake, everything begins to point back to the murder of a teenage girl, thrown from the top of a church tower, some forty-three years before.

Set within the mysterious beauty of the Norfolk Broads, this fast-paced British detective series is a murder mystery with a slice of humour and a touch of romance, one that will have you guessing until the very end, when the last shocking twist is finally revealed.

St. Benet’s is a totally addictive gripping crime thriller, the second in a chilling series of serial killer books, ones which will rapidly convert followers of L J Ross, Faith Martin, Joy Ellis, Damien Boyd and Helen H. Durrant into David Blake devotees.


My Thoughts and Review:

Book 2 in the DI. Tanner series and having enjoyed Book 1, I eagerly looked forward to reading this novel.

And what a book it was!

It had everything, Defrocked priests, satanic cults and a forty three year old cold case.        The writing was top quality and all characters well rounded.

The story starts of when a body is found within the ruins of St. Benet’s  Abbey at first it seems on the surface to be death by misadventure. But Tanner is never one to accept the obvious when something is niggling at him. This brings into conflict with his new DCI and also his DC Jenny Evans.

Then the body disappears from the tomb where he was laid to rest and the deaths begin to pile up, Tanner’s suspicions come to fruition and the tale really takes off.

It really has everything an investigation with all it’s twist and turns, office politics and personal relationships.  I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading book three; but meanwhile I urge you to read this book!


Author Bio:

David Blake is a full-time author living in North London. To date he has written fourteen books along with a collection of short stories. He’s currently working on his fifteenth, St. Benet’s, which is the follow-up to his debut crime fiction thriller, Broadland.
When not writing, David likes to spend his time mucking about in boats, often in the Norfolk Broads, where his crime fiction books are based


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