CRITICAL ACCLAIM for The Heirs of Owain Glyndŵr

A thought-provoking, intriguing unmasking of court room sparring and Welsh nationalism in this novel set in the 1960's.- Liz Robinson, Lovereading [read the full review]
After swapping his gavel for a pen, a former crown court judge has published the fourth book in his popular legal saga.- Sophie Day, The Hunts Post [read the full review]
All the details of barristerial life, the rules of ethics and evidence, the social attitudes and the courtroom procedure appropriate for the late 1960s period setting are pitch perfect ... the book raises very contemporary questions about the roots of radicalism, the motivations for terrorism and the conduct of the security services in combatting it.- Paul Magrath
Books to Look Forward to from No Exit Press and Oldcastle Books- Ayo Onatande [read the full review]

The story illustrates and discusses effectively questions of nationalism and national identity. It is to the author's credit that this fiction sometimes reads and feels like a dramatic re-telling of a real event

- Jim Beaman, Crime Review [read the full review]


'This book is well worth a read and well worth the 5 stars I have given.'
- C. Thompson, Read More

'This was the first book I have read of the Ben Schroeder series of books, I will certainly be going back to read the others'
- Jo Kirk, Real Readers Read More

'[The Heirs of Owain Glyndwr] gave a real insight into the Welsh attitudes towards their country and its language even today. I would recommend it.'
- Jan Kirk, Real Readers Read More

'I can assure readers a thrilling ride along the way as you immerse yourself in an intricate but always accessible plot.'
- Ray Taylor, Real Readers Read More

'The whole is a cleverly plotted, well-written novel, and I shall certainly be seeking out more of Peter Murphy’s work. Definitely recommended.'
- Katheryn Thomas , Real Readers Read More

'This novel is a must read for anyone who relishes a good courtroom drama. This story also has the advantage of being a mystery suspense with a wicked twist in the tale that I didn't see coming.'
- Jane Gilman, Real Readers Read More

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CRITICAL ACCLAIM for And Is There Honey Still For Tea?

An intelligent amalgam of spy story and legal drama

- Marcel Berlins, Times [read the full review]

a story that captures the zeitgeist of a turbulent time in British history.- Peter Murphy, Publishers Weekly [read the full review]

A gripping, enjoyable and informative read...Promoting Crime Fiction loves Peter Murphy's And is there Honey Still for Tea?

- Jo Hesslewood, Promoting Crime Fiction [read the full review]

Murphy's clever legal thriller revels in the chicanery of the English law courts of the period

- Barry Forshaw, The Independent [read the full review]

The ability of an author to create living characters is always dependent on his knowledge of what they would do and say in any given circumstances - a talent that Peter Murphy possesses in abundance...Arnold Taylor loves And Is There Honey Still for Tea?

- Arnold Taylor, Crime Review UK [read the full review]

There’s tradecraft of the John le Carre kind, but also a steely authenticity in the legal scenes... gripping

- Paul Magrath, ICLR [read the full review]
a complex story of spies and legal drama- Katherine Sunderland, BiblioManiac [read the full review]
Digby, the real protagonist, will keep you guessing until the very end.- Kirkus, Kirkus Reviews [read the full review]

CRITICAL ACCLAIM for A Matter for the Jury

In A Higher Duty Peter Murphy wrote more about the barristers themselves. Here the spotlight is on the defendants, the witnesses, the judges, and even the hangman since this is 1964 and capital murder means what it says.

- David Wurtzel, Counsel Magazine [read the full review]

gripping courtroom drama

- Paul Magrath, ICLR [read the full review]

You have ruined the Lincolnshire Poacher for me in the same way Reservoir Dogs ruined Stuck in the Middle with You

- Irene

An utterly compelling and harrowing tale of life and death

- David Ambrose [read the full review]

One of the subplots ... delivers a huge and unexpected twist towards the end of the novel, for which I was totally unprepared

- Helen Walters, Fiction Is Stranger Than Fact [read the full review]
A Matter for the Jury is a page-turner - Historical Novel Society [read the full review]

CRITICAL ACCLAIM for Test of Resolve

Peter Murphy presents us with a truly original premise and a set of intriguing characters then ramps up the pressure on them all. Test of Resolve is an aptly named, compelling read with a nail biting conclusion

- Howard Linskey
a gripping political thriller- Paul Magrath, The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting [read the full review]


'I was hooked, I was invested in the characters, I wanted to see how the situation would be resolved.'
- Caroles Book Corner Read More

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Racy legal thrillers lift the lid on sex and racial prejudice at the bar

- Hugh Muir, Guardian [read the full review]

If anyone's looking for the next big courtroom drama... look no further. Murphy is your man.

- Paul Magrath, The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting Blog [read the full review]

Peter Murphy’s novel is an excellent read from start to finish and highly recommended.

- Historical Novel Review [read the full review]
engrossing- Jessica Mann, Literary Review [read the full review]

An absorbing read, and one which will make you think, and consider yourself fortunate to be living in a world which has moved on.

- Lynne Patrick, Mystery People [read the full review]

This beautifully written book had me captivated from start to finish

- Old Dogs, New Tricks [read the full review]

A gripping page-turner. A compelling and disturbing tale of English law courts, lawyers, and their clients, told with the authenticity that only an insider like Murphy can deliver. The best read I've come across in a long time."

- David Ambrose



 I couldn’t wait to read the end of this book

- Eventfulfire, Read More


an absorbing insight into the world of Barristers, Lawyers, the Law and the games they play

- C. Colbert, Read More


so well written and so intriguing that I could not put it down

- Joan Alston, Read More


an insight into how the legal system and the world of judges, lawyers and solicitors operated in the 1960's

- poppyash, Waterstones Read More

'a very easy read and at times I had to force myself to put it down '
- M Taylor, Read More

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Weighty and impressive

- Barry Forshaw, Crime Time [read the full review]

Removal is a compelling story of power and intrigue at the highest levels. A political thriller that knows its way around the corridors of power and exposes the secrets behind the headlines, it is as convincing as it is frightening. An unputdownable read.

- David Ambrose, novelist, playwright

A brilliant thriller by a striking new talent. Murphy cracks open the US Constitution like a walnut. This is Seven Days in May for the 21st Century.

- Clem Chambers, author of the Jim Evans thriller series

Peter Murphy's debut Removal introduces an exciting talent in the thriller genre. Murphy skilfully builds tension in sharp prose. When murder threatens the security of the most powerful nation in the world, the stakes are high!

- Leigh Russell, author of the Geraldine Steel mystery series



one of the best books I have read in years

- Joan Alston, Read More


Peter Murphy has a real winner here

- Barbara Sepenuk, Read More


The action and characters developed beautifully.

- Nancy Hollander, Read More


It hooked me from the prologue and I have had a hard time putting it down.

- Mark C. Yungbluth, Read More


Move over John Grisham and Scott Turow. Murphy has written a law based page-turner that will rivet you until the end. Five stars!

- RLD, Read More

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