• St. Benet's

  • British Detective Tanner Murder Mystery Series, Book 2
  • By: David Blake
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (259 ratings)

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St. Benet's

By: David Blake
Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
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Publisher's summary

St. Benet's is a gripping crime thriller, the second in a chilling series of serial killer books, ones which will rapidly convert followers of Faith Martin, Joy Ellis and Damien Boyd into David Blake devotees.  

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 43 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.

©2019 David Blake (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

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The dumbing of Tanner

Much worse than the first Tanner. why’d Blake turn his crack DI into a whipped dimwit? And why have plot twists grown only from inexplicably bad decisions that jump shark after shark? This book’s a mediocre waste of a credit. Yawn!

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Great read and narration..


Another good read by David Blake, although a bit gross in the killing part. No idea how DB even thought of such grossness. But it was a good read anyway. About the killing of priests so if that bothers you, I’d stay away from this book.

It was all about the death of a 15-year-old girl in 1976 and the murders of priests that had something to do with the girl’s death.

There is no sex or kissing or anything but there is a romance between the hero, John, and the heroine Jenny, even though there is no chemistry between them I don’t know why there’s even a romance mentioned.

The F-bomb was used 9 times.

As to the narration: I listen to all the book that sound interesting that are narrated by Jonathan Keeble. He’s one of the best out there.

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Disappointed

I liked the first book but, this one was just silly. Too many heroic acts with injuries and the odd love interest continued. Will not be buying the next in the series.

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rubbish

well narrated but really improbable story which escalated to just plain stupid, very disappointed

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I Absolutely Love This Series ..!!

This is a great all around series ,.. it has all of the essential elements that make a great police procedural,.. with a funny snarky couple to add a bit of the
release of tension through some belly laughs,.. more please

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worse than the first one

I tried book 2 to give this series a chance after how weak book 1 was, but I'm not going to finish it. As detective stories go, It might be about mediocre, but the storytelling is unbearable. The only descriptions are of the car and the gratuitous gore, no details about rooms, light, smells, clothing, mood, food, temperature....nothing to pull the reader into the story.

The narrator is amazing. Great pacing, voices, diction, even with such unimaginative use of language in the text.

No third try for me. I'm giving up on this series.

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Just Bad.

Kept hoping characters would grow into something? But they just kept getting dummer and more irritating as the story itself went downhill. Just overall Bad. Even a good narrator like J. Keeble couldn’t save this one.

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Missing

Listened. To two books by this author found something lacking in these stories to many things happen a bit over the top and not believable

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I had such high hopes

I found this series after bingeing through everything Peter Grainger and Charles Todd have written. The fist sound of the narrator voice was music to my ears. But the story and character development just don’t measure up. I admit I’m spoiled but will move on in my quest. Sorry.

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Excellent

Narration and story both great. Very glad to find a talented new author. Hopefully this will be a long series.

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