The Ben Schroeder Series

A Higher Duty by Peter Murphy

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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One Law for the Rest of Us

The Sixth Ben Schroeder Novel

Two generations of abuse… one shocking conspiracy… a woman determined to expose it all

When Audrey Marshall sends her daughter Emily to the religious boarding school where she herself was educated a generation before, memories return – …

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