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Jan 16

‘Authors and Agents’ at the Old Bridge

Happy New Year to all my readers! For the third time, I was delighted to take part in the annual literary dinner at Huntingdon’s Old Bridge Hotel on Friday 12 January.  The Old Bridge’s owner, John Hoskins, is renowned in East Anglia for the hotel’s cuisine and its wine shop/cellar – reputed to be the …

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Dec 11

No Exit Press Release announcing Walden TV and Film Rights Deal

“Modern day Rumpole” series optioned by Revelation No Exit Press is pleased to announce that the option on the TV and film rights to Peter Murphy’s Walden of Bermondsey series has been acquired by Revelation Content and Media Limited. Peter Murphy recently retired as a judge after a career in the law, and Walden of …

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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!


Jul 17

New Blogs

‘Peter Murphy tells us what makes him write’ Shots Mag – Shots Magazine My Life in Books by Peter Murphy Anne Cater, Random Things Through My Letter Box – My Life in Books  Contact Peter Murphy

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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