The Ben Schroeder Series

A Higher Duty by Peter Murphy

A Higher Duty

A Higher Duty A compelling and disturbing tale of law courts, lawyers and their clients set in sixties London Early 1960s London.Four barristers in two fiercely competitive chambers represent the opposing sides of a bitter divorce. Intrigue, hypocrisy, blackmail and long concealed murder result in a deadly game of double bluff. As innocent lives become …

A Matter for the Jury

A Matter for the Jury It is 1964 and Ben Schroeder, first introduced in A Higher Duty, is building his career at the Bar; juggling the demands of different challenging cases, while trying to allow a little romance into his life. Ben is already defending a vicar, accused of indecent assault on a choir boy, …

And Is There Honey Still For Tea?

The Third Ben Schroeder Novel 1965. The British Establishment is reeling after a series of defections and acts of treachery by high- ranking intelligence officers. When Francis Hollander, an American academic, accuses Sir James Digby QC, a baronet and leader of the Bar, of being a Soviet spy, Digby retains Ben Schroeder and his head …

The Heirs of Owain Glyndŵr

The Heirs of Owain Glyndŵr The Fourth Ben Schroeder Novel 1 July 1969. The Investiture of the new Prince of Wales. When Arianwen Hughes is arrested driving with a home-made bomb near Caernarfon Castle, her case seems hopeless. Her brother Caradog, her husband Trevor, and their friend Dafydd are implicated in the plot, the evidence …

Calling Down the Storm

Calling Down the Storm The Fifth Ben Schroeder Novel April 1971. When DI Webb and DS Raymond respond to a 999 call at Harpur Mews in Bloomsbury, a horrific scene awaits them. Susan Lang is lying on the ground, bleeding to death. Her husband Henry is sitting nearby, holding a large, blood-stained knife. In shock, …