Moorings by David Blake

Today I have a review for the 3rd book in David Blakes fantastic series based on the Norfolk Broads. You can read my reviews on his previous books here and here.



A war veteran murdered in his home, a property developer with links to organised crime, and an old family secret that seems unwilling to stay dead.

When Harry Falcon, a wealthy boatyard owner and highly decorated World War Two veteran, is found drowned in his bath, DI John Tanner and DC Jenny Evans start by questioning his two sons, each with a motive for wanting him dead.

But when the elder son is found with his head smashed in under a toppled yacht, and the younger son has been talking to a local property developer, one who’d spent months trying to buy the yard from his father, the investigation soon leads them towards a dark and dangerous secret, one which nobody can quite believe.

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.

Moorings is a totally addictive gripping crime thriller, the third 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.


Arrrggghh I loved this book! I read it in one sitting over about 4 hours. I really do love the characters and the relationship between Jenny and John. As always the plot was excuted excellently and we also saw a resolution to something which has been ongoing in the background over the previous books.

David is such a brilliant writer. You could pick up this book and read it as a stand alone as he gives just enough information on the previous books that you don’t feel you need to read them. Of course I would advise you do as it you can really see the relationships develop over the books and you get to know the characters really well.

I can’t wait to read the next book in this series.

Author Bio

David is a full-time author living in North London. To date he has written fifteen books along with a collection of short stories. He’s currently working on his sixteenth, Moorings, which is the next in his series of crime fiction thrillers, after Broadland and St. Benet’s.
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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Thank you to Sarah over at Books on The Bright Side Publicity and Author David Blake for this wonderful opportunity.

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