Calling down the Storm jumps to Number 1 as One Law is launched in Cambridge

It’s been a good week for the Ben Schroeder series!  On Sunday 9 December, Calling down the Storm leapt to Number 1 in the Amazon Legal Thriller chart, overtaking books by Michael Connelly and John Grisham.  All fame is transitory, particularly best seller lists, but it’s satisfying to be a best seller sometimes if only for a short time!  Judge Walden: Back in Session recently appeared atop the crime and mystery short story list.  On Tuesday 4 December the latest Ben Schroeder thriller, One Law for the Rest of Us, was launched at Heffers Book Store in Cambridge.  It was a well attended event, and I talked about the book and about Ben Schroeder generally, giving a short reading, before signing copies for those who attended.  I was very honoured that Linda Fairbrother and Victor Lucas, both former High Sheriffs of Cambridgeshire, with whom I had worked as a Judge before my retirement from the bench, attended.  I’m honoured too that a good crowd of family, friends, and readers came to enjoy the wine and the occasion.  Many thanks to Richard Reynolds and the staff at Heffers for making the occasion such a success.  One Law for the Rest of Us is a darker book, dealing with the cover up of generational child sexual abuse, and contains some very bad language and some very explicit sexual scenes.  But of course, there is much more to it than that.  I’m sure readers will agree with me, and with my editor, that it is appropriate to deal with this pervasive blot on our society directly and honestly,  and will find the book to be, as reviewer Paul Magrath put it, ‘a knife-edged legal drama’. I hope readers will continue to enjoy the series. 


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