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 scriptwriter to turn the stories into good TV scripts, and provisional casting of the main characters. It’s a new world for me, an exciting one, and I am very grateful to my agent, Guy Rose, for his skill and hard work in bringing the agreement about: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The launch for Walden of Bermondsey is coming up on Tuesday 5 December (see previous posts, and below). There is still time to book a ticket, or you can just turn up on the night. The venue is the beautiful Queen’s Room at Middle Temple, and in addition to the superb venue and the wine, the price includes an autographed copy of the book. The second volume, Judge Walden: Back in Session, will be published in June 2018, and I am pleased to announce that former Lord Chief justice, Lord Judge, has agreed to write the foreword for this volume
Walden of Bermondsey was published on 23 November, and has already had some very encouraging reviews. A selection follows.
Warm, witty and endearingly entertaining, fans of Rumpole of the Bailey will relish this romp through the trials and tribulations of a Bermondsey based Resident Judge’
Joanne Owen, LoveReading
‘It’s a brilliant mix of insight, familiar bureaucratic concerns, and downright fun puzzles’
Leanna, The Crime Review
‘Think Judge Deed, with less moral constipation, with a flair of Kavanagh QC and a smidgen of Rumpole of the Bailey. Walden of Bermondsey is the legal procedural equivalent of a cosy mystery’
Cheryl, Cheryl M M’s Book Blog
‘Charlie is not the only character in Walden Of Bermondsey who I found interesting. He works with some colourful colleagues, whose interactions with both Charlie and each other provides the novel with humour’
Kate, Portable Magic
‘What makes it stand out are the fabulously witty moments and seeing a court through the eyes of a judge instead of a lawyer… I really enjoyed meeting Charlie Walden’
Eva, Novel Deelights
Peter Murphy was interviewed by Sharon from Shaz’s Book Blog about his new character Walden and his writing life.
Sharon, Shaz’s Book Blog
‘This is going to make quite a cracking little series’
Susan Hampson, Books From Dusk Till Dawn