St. Benet’s – David Blake / #Review #BlogTour @BOTBSPublicity @DavidDBlake


DI Tanner #2

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.



My review

OOOH wow, DI Tanner is back and how! I loved, loved the first book and I thought it would be hard to match this high level of entertainment but boy was I wrong. The author not only stayed on the same level but I think he might even topped it.

I not only enjoy the way the author structures his books but he made a very loveable duo whilst creating DI Tanner and DC Evans. They work very well together and their banter is pure gold.

When Sarah invited me for the tour I did not hesitate one second. I have the book already for some time on my ereader and every time I had to control my fingers. They were twitching. They wanted me to open the book but I have a schedule to follow and finally yesterday it was party time. 🙂

So in a nutshell : the writing is wonderful, the story is great, the characters are awesome. This author’s books have everything I think a book in this genre should have.

This one is once again true gem that deserves all the stars.

Thank you, David Blake and Book On The Bright Side Publicity & Promo


About the author

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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