A Higher Duty selected for Kindle 12 Days Promo

Happy New Year, everyone!  I am pleased to report that A Higher Duty was selected for inclusion in Amazon UK’s 12 Days of Kindle Promo.

And – on 2 January it was ranked No.1 in the ‘political’ category.

Many thanks to my publisher Ion Mills and his colleagues at No Exit Press for all their hard work.

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Publication date for the paperback is 21 February.  Check this site for purchase details.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  2012 was a great year for me for a number of reasons, not least, of course, the publication of my first novel, Removal.  My thanks to everyone who bought it.  Thanks also to all who took the time to review or comment on it.  I hope you will enjoy my future offerings too.

A Higher Duty will be available in e-book just after midnight on Christmas Day – a perfect last-minute gift if you have left someone off your list!  In 2013 I have a number of appearances planned, including the Oundle Festival and Crime Fest.  I am available to speak to groups of readers and writers, and I am looking forward to speaking to Debbie Cooper’s literary circle near York in April.

Book Signing in Houston, Texas

I had a great book signing in Houston on November 1.  The venue was South Texas College of Law,  I was a member of faculty there for more than 20 years, and the law school features in Removal.  I was asked to give a legal lecture, and the signing took place at the reception afterwards.  I signed all 60+ plus books the bookstore had ordered, and a number of people went away to order on Amazon.  The sequel to Removal involves a South Texas law student, so the link will continue!  My thanks to everyone who made this great event possible!  The pictures show me with Associate Dean Catherine Greene Burnett and a current student during the signing.

Three more novels on the way!

Thank you to everyone who has helped to make Removal such a success.  It has been well reviewed on Amazon, and I have received many messages saying how much you have enjoyed it.  Removal is published by No Exit Press, London, in the UK, and by Arcade Publishing, New York, in the US.  I’m excited to be doing a signing in Houston, Texas, on November 1, more details to follow.   No Exit has signed me up for three more novels.

The first, A Higher Duty, will be out at Christmas in e-book and in paperback in February. It’s a bit different to Removal, a dark tale of blackmail, hypocrisy, and prejudice among barristers in the early 1960’s. If you enjoyed the BBC TV series Silk, you will love this.  When the reputation of a set of barrister’s chambers is threatened by scandal, the gentlemanly air disappears and its head will do whatever is necessary to cover the scandal up and threaten those who want to expose him.  Even justice itself will be sacrificed, the courts manipulated, if necessary.  As a member of the bar myself for many years, I come to this as an insider, and I take you deep inside this refined, but vulnerable world of privilege.

Next will be a sequel to Removal, working title Test of Resolve, to be published in 2013.  After that,the start of a series based on A Higher Duty, based on the cases of criminal barrister Ben Schroeder.  The first in the series has the working title A Matter for the Jury.

Further news as it develops!

Peter Murphy’s Blog

Removal by Peter MurphyThis is the website for author Peter Murphy. His first novel, Removal has been described as a ‘brilliant thriller’, ‘weighty and impressive’ and as ‘a compelling story of power and intrigue… unputdownable’.

On this site you can find out more about author Peter Murphy, about Removal and read an extract from the novel and find links for purchasing. Removal is published by No Exit Press and is available in both print and digital formats.