Three Rivers by David Blake Blog Tour/Book On The Brightside NorfolkBroads/Crime@SarahHardy


A body caught on the end of a mast, another skewered by a rhond hook, and a chain of evidence Tanner cannot accept.

As a twisting gale howls its way over Barton Broad, DS Jenny Evans joins a handsome old friend to help rescue the crew of an overturned boat. But when they discover a body, snagged on the end of the mast, one murder soon follows another, leaving DI John Tanner with a race against time, desperate to prove that the most obvious suspect isn’t who everyone seems to think it is.

Set within the mysterious beauty of the Norfolk Broads, this fast-paced British detective series is a dark cozy 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.

Three Rivers is a totally addictive gripping crime thriller, the fourth 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.


This is the fourth book in the DI. Tanner series. I have been with this series from the beginning and if you haven’t read any of this series you are missing out!

This series and its characters have grown with each succeeding book. All the characters are well rounded and essential to the stories. None more so than DI. Tanner and DS. Evans and their growing relationship.

Another essential character and ingredient to these books are the setting. Norfolk Broads. You can almost smell and see the scenery.

It starts with Jenny going out on a boat with an old friend to rescue the crew of overturned and they discover a dead body. This lands Tanner with a problem, not only to find out who killed the victim but also with his burgeoning jealousy with Jenny and her seeming attraction to this handsome stranger. Is it founded or is it a figment of his overworked imagination.

David not only keeps the lovers of police procedurals happy, but lets his stories and characters develop and relationships. His books are a mixture of dark cosy crime, relationships and laconic humour. I have enjoyed all these books and I’m sure you would if you give them a chance!



David is a full-time author living in North London. To date he has written seventeen books along with a collection of short stories. He’s currently working on his eighteenth, Horsey Mere, which is the next in his series of crime fiction thrillers after Broadland, St. Benet’s, Moorings and Three Rivers.

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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