St. Benet's

British Detective Tanner Murder Mystery Series, Book 2
Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
4.3 out of 5 stars (130 ratings)

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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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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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The dumbing of Fanner

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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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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rubbish

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

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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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Excellent!

Another great addition to the series. A solid British police procedural with undercurrents of a developing romantic relationship. Excellent narration.

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Candy

This is an Excellent series so far!! I love the humor and love I’m hearing between the two main characters!! Can’t wait to start the next book!!

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What's not to love....

Love listening to these books/stories/mysteries. Excellent writer and narrator. On to the next one in the series. Scotty, Audible addict

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One more

I am really enjoying this series. But I believe there's 1 more book That I have to read. Which I'm not happy about at all. This is a bit more humorous then the last Seems I can't get enough of it I hate to see it end I hope you keep Writing more. I made wait a little bit to see if it comes in audio Because the acting In it is absolutely wonderful. Definitely recommend It's a fun Humorous Mystery twist and turns Love it.

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  • 10-14-19

first class

good story,well written.mr Keeble excellent,he brought the whole thing,story and character s to life,his voice is so smooth and rich very easy and comfortable to listen too.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-06-19

Super story with amazing twists

Just found this author and absolutely hooked. On the edge of my seat from the first sentence.

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  • Miss Fiona E Swan
  • 10-11-19

Excellent book

Very good. Looking forward to the next one. Narrator excellent as always. Thank you :)

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  • Teresa evans
  • 10-09-19

St benet's

Enjoyed this book my favourite kind especially with Jonathan keeble narrating it looking forward to the next one.

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  • Jacky
  • 11-14-19

Good book

Brilliant book second in series this a new author for me which I am enjoying and I like Jonathan Keeble narration

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  • Esther
  • 11-09-19

Brilliant

This second book was also brilliant and I hope there are more on the pipeline. An absolute must for thriller enthusiasts. Loved every minute.

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  • Terry Henderson
  • 11-08-19

Great second book in the series

Every writer speaks of how difficult the second book in a series is to write. I so enjoyed the first book and hoped this next book would be able to pick up the flow of the first book and David Blake has done so. The narration is so good which is needed if a new series is to succeed. I have read the third book on kindle but now want to listen to it read by Jonathan Keeble.

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  • J Whitfield
  • 05-05-20

So so

Oh dear! I felt this 2nd installment was very disappointing compared with the first. I figured out the plot long before the end and the character of Tanner was really getting on my nerves!

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  • George A Bear
  • 04-25-20

the second book in series

I listened to the first book in this series by David Blake and although it was ok, I was not greatly impressed. (3 stars) This book was an improvement. The main characters are developing personalities but the ineptitude of some of the characters leaves more room for improvement. As always Jonathan Keeble's narration is excellent!

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  • Dr Andrew M Long
  • 12-24-19

Enjoyable read

Good second novel in this series with plenty of suspense and some twists in the tale. Recommended especially if you know the Broads.

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  • elizabeth b.
  • 06-29-20

So dumb .........so terribly dumb.

This detective Tennar is really stupid I picked the killer ages ago. I liked the first book best. This one is obvious I’m afraid. Not sure I will get the third book.

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  • K.
  • 10-11-19

Predictable

Having enjoyed the first of this series I was excited about the second. Unfortunately it’s not a patch on Broadland. There were way too many plot holes and it was obvious early on who the killer was. And given that story is set in 2019, DI Tanner’s outdated idea that being a female detective was too dangerous for DC Evans was annoyingly sexist. Whilst it may have been the intention of the author to give Tanner a Gentlemanly demeanour, the reality is that he appears a misogynist. In all honesty, the only reason I listened to the whole novel was the wonderful narration by Jonathon Keeble.