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 of Chambers to represent him. At first, it seems to be a simple case of libel, but as evidence starts to emerge of Digby’s association with the Cambridge spies, and as MI6 becomes involved, Ben can no longer be sure that he can save Digby from prosecution and ruin. To obtain vital evidence, Ben will have to put his career at risk. But will it be enough?

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Publisher: No Exit Press

Publication Date: 23rd April 2015

PB ISBN: 978-1-84344-401-5

Format: B (198 X 129mm)

Extent: 352pp

Price: £8.99


ePub ISBN: 978-1-84344-402-2

kindle ISBN: 978-1-84344-403-9

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]

Reader Reviews for And Is There Honey Still For Tea?

I loved it. I was really riven by the confessions of Digby, how well you described his childhood, his nascent passion for chess and his formative years in Cambridge.

Your style in these pages deeply moved me. And I loved the elegant way you found to explain the title of the book. A book that one finishes with a sense of nostalgia the last page turned. Quoi ! Déjà fini ! A decisively rare kind ....So, thank you very much for "And is There Honey Still For Tea?" - Raphaël Weissmann, Judge,


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