Peter Murphy

Author's posts

Dec 07

Walden of Bermondsey off to a Great Start at Middle Temple!

Walden of Bermondsey was given a great launch in the elegant and historic surroundings of the Queen’s Room at Middle Temple on the evening of 5 December.  Undeterred by the weather a good crowd of friends, some of them judges, gathered for wine, canapés and an autographed copy of the book.  A number came armed …

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Nov 28

Excitement over Option of Walden of Bermondsey as Launch Approaches!

There is exciting news about Walden of Bermondsey and the second volume in the series Judge Walden: Back in Session.  Producer Alistair Maclean-Clark has acquired the option for the TV and film rights to the books in a deal announced yesterday.  I will be working with Alistair towards producing a pilot episode, including selecting a …

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Sep 06

Announcing Walden Launch!

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Jul 10

Another Great Evening at Heffers!

The folks at Heffers in Cambridge certainly know how to throw a party, and they did it again on the evening of Thursday 6 July.  This was the summer Whats your Poison? event, which brings together a number of authors to read from and talk about their work, and sign books for those who buy …

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May 30

Preview of Coming Attractions!

I’m pleased to announce two forthcoming books!   CALLING DOWN THE STORM Towards the end of June, the latest Ben Schroeder novel, Calling down the Storm, will be out in paperback and as an ebook.  This is a story of two separate but strangely parallel lives: the life of a defendant on trial for murder, …

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May 30

From Bristol to Paris: Two Great Events!

I recently appeared at two great events.  They involved a good deal of work and travel, which taxed me after my recent illness (see earlier post, Hello, I’m Back!).  But they were both very worthwhile.   CRIMEFEST On Friday 19 May I spoke on a panel at CrimeFest, held as ever at Bristol’s Marriott on …

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May 30

Exciting News: My New Agent, Guy Rose!

I am thrilled and honoured to announce that Guy Rose of FRA Literary Agents has become my literary agent, effective from the end of April of this year.  I was formerly represented by Annette Crossland of the A for Authors Agency.  I am grateful to Annette for all the work she did on my behalf. …

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May 30

Hello, I’m Back!

Many readers have noticed that this website has been a quiet over the past few months.  Sadly, after a lifetime of good health, I have finally had to confront some serious medical problems.  These problems involved serious surgery and considerable medication and it has taken me a long time to recover.  Fortunately, I am now …

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Oct 17

Think you can write a Novel?

Many people believe they have a novel inside them, but somehow never quite get round to writing it.  Thinking about it can be intimidating.  Writing a novel is a huge undertaking, and involves not only imagination in developing good characters and story-lines, but also hard work over an extended period of time in actually writing …

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Oct 11

Onwards and Upwards

As I said in my last post, I’m just getting my breath back after a busy month.  But I want to take a moment to update readers on what lies ahead.  It’s an exciting time.  As a result of new  contracts with No Exit Press I will be publishing two more Ben Schroeder novels, and …

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